Football season is upon us, and I want to share 10 ideas for football invites. There are so many options out there for football invites, and they are all too adorable.
I love college football, I could take or leave the Pros, but my love of Texas A&M runs deep and has inspired these designs below. I’m giving away free football signs with this post.
Plus, if you’re a member of the Journey Junkies email club, download free football graphics as well to make your own invites, decorations, thank you cards, and more. If you’re not a member, you can sign up here and get access to heaps of freebies.
Whether you’re planning a birthday party, couples shower, baby shower, anniversary party, or even a reunion, there’s something for everyone with this post. Also, if you love football, stick around, my next post is 10 easy items to add to your football party.
First up is the classic photo option. Whenever I design new birthday invites, I always try to allow for a photo to be added if the customer prefers. I usually put this option in the listings on my Etsy shop.
2. Football Shaped
I also love this idea of making the invite football shaped. We will be selling these invites complete come September 1, but for now, you can purchase the digital file with the shape. The only issue with invites such as these, is they end up costing a bit more than the standard rectangle or square.
I can’t make new designs without doing a rustic one. Rustic is my favorite, it’s probably a Texas-girl thing, but nonetheless, there’s always a rustic option with my designs.
Another idea I always have to make is the chalkboard theme. For me, football reminds me of college, and college makes me think of school and all things with school. Thus, the chalkboard works very well for a football theme.
5. Ticket Shaped
Aside from rustic and chalkboard, my favorite design to make is invites in different shapes. However, doing something like the football shape can be costly. Therefore, I love this idea of a ticket shaped invite. It’s still got the unique shape to it, but it’s also the standard size of one of the invites on Zazzle and therefore wouldn’t cost as much to make.
Next up is the idea of using the football field as a background. It’s so simple to create and can easily be printed any size.
An idea that is also a unique shape is this square invite. I used the football as the background and the square design makes it a bit different from all the others, but wouldn’t cost any more than the regular, rectangle designs.
If you’re doing a football theme because you love a certain team (like me), then why not make it team colors? It’s an easy way to incorporate your favorite team without going overboard. I don’t have the rights to sell officially licensed team products (most people don’t have this right, but they do it anyway), but I can use similar colors such as this maroon and white invite below.
The next design is an “old school” or retro type design. I made this invite with the idea that it would be used for a 40, 50, 60, or more birthday. The thought is that whoever is celebrating their birthday was really into college football but it’s been a few years since actually being in college. Of course, you could use it for any age.
The last idea is to turn the guest (or guests) of honor into the players with these jersey design. Jerseys are a big part of the game, and most die-hard fans have at least one, so make them the star with this design.
If you’re just after the free football signs, you can get them here, no need to sign up!
That’s it on the football invites. However, if you love football, whether it’s High School, College, or Professional, stick around, I’m sharing 10 easy items to add to any football themed party next.