How to Make a Birthday Party Invitation With Microsoft Office

By Jason Artman

Microsoft Word 2010 has the ability to link directly to the official Microsoft Office website where you'll find templates for many types of documents. Using a template allows you to create a document by completing fields rather than creating a text and design layout from scratch. Download a template for a birthday party invitation using Word 2010. Complete the template's fields, add images as desired and print the finished invitation.

Step 1

Launch Microsoft Word 2010. Click the blue "File" tab in the upper-left corner of the screen and select "New" on the menu below. A new screen titled "Available Templates" appears.

Step 2

Click the "Invitations" icon under the "Office.com Templates" heading.

Step 3

Click the "Party Invitations" icon. A selection of approximately 100 invitation templates appears.

Step 4

Click a template to view a larger version on the right side of the window. The invitations vary in color scheme, size and amount of space available for text. Some templates allow you to print two invitations per page. When you find the template that you want to use, double-click it. If the selected template is not designed by Microsoft, click the "I Accept" button to confirm that you want to use it.

Step 5

Complete the fields of the template you selected by adding elements such as the name of the person for whom the party is being held, the date, the time, the location and a contact/RSVP phone number. You may also choose to include a map from a service such as Google Maps or MapQuest. To add an image to the invitation, click the "Insert" tab at the top of the window and then click the "Picture" button. Double-click the image that you want to add.

Step 6

To save your invitation, click the "File" tab, and then "Save as." Then select "Print" on the File menu to print the invitation.