Updated December 2019
There’s a lot to consider when planning an event, but one thing’s for sure: how you invite people to your party helps set a tone long before doors open. A compelling invitation or fun social share can even make the difference between people marking their calendars and choosing to wash their hair during your shindig. Get people excited for your party (or fundraiser or corporate luncheon) with gorgeous, professional-looking invites and reminders and go the extra mile with visual event recaps–it’s all quick and easy with Adobe Spark where templates and inspiration can get you started in seconds. No need to purchase personalized event invites–we’ve got a template and a color palette for every holiday party, New Year’s Eve affair, kindergarten graduation, fundraiser, quinceañera, corporate luncheon, college reunion, or just good old Saturday night costume party that you might ever plan.
From cover photo templates and invitations to hype videos and visual recaps, here’s how to plan a party like a pro, without dipping into your food and beverage budget.
Event Invitations & Save-the-Dates
Spark Post’s customizable invite templates are perfect for email, printed, or your fave social media platforms. And with the magic resize button, you can create for every surface in minutes! Pro-tip: consider your event invitation the main expression of your event’s theme or brand. Once you’ve honed in on your perfect color combo, font, and imagery to capture the mood, use Spark’s duplicate feature to quickly create supportive assets, like reminders and thank-you notes. Not only will you be done with all your collateral in a flash, but you’ll give your event communications a professional, cohesive look. And everyone wants to go to a party that seems well thought out and expertly executed. Tap any of the images in this blog post to start customizing your invitation or peep these flyer design tips to learn how to create an effective design.
Reminders & Social Media Hype
Reminders are key for any size event, from a dinner party for 12 to a DJ warehouse party for 2,000. For the former, you might send an email reminder to encourage people to RSVP or to remind them of key information like attire and parking instructions, while for the latter you may want to pepper your social media channels with hype videos and graphics to encourage people to buy tickets. Either way, your communications can often make the difference between attendees adding your event to their calendars and missing out. Spark excitement and fun with fun graphics, video or animations. We have tons of remixable templates to get you started in just a few taps. Pro tip: create buzz before the event by sharing a contest or prize for those who share the event on social.
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Need to get people amped on an event? Say it with #adobespark Video! In this #eventpromo example we combine images, video clips, text, and a variety of layouts to keep eyes moving. (Pro-tip: bring the slide duration down to keep the pace up!) Spark Video’s flair theme adds instant oomph (and you know, flair!), while the 1:1 aspect ratio ensures all eyes will be on your message in the newsfeed. The result? A fast-paced #socialvideo people can’t help but like. Now we just really wish this event actually existed. 😂✨#behindthespark #behindthescenes #howto #socialmediamarketing #fridayfeeling
Keep all eyes on your event with a customized cover photo for Facebook or Eventbrite. This can help build excitement in anticipation for your soiree.
Thank-You Notes and Recaps
After the big bash, be sure to send out thank-yous! Sure it’s only polite–but a follow-up also helps you forge ongoing communications and stay top-of-mind. Cute Instagram posts let friends and followers know you appreciated them showing up, or you can send photo collages commemorating the event via email or snail mail.
If you don’t recap did it even happen? Commemorate the party, give props to attendees, and drum up interest for your next function by transforming snapshots and clips from the event into shareable stories. Simply add photos from the events to a Spark Page or Spark Video and in minutes, you’ll have a visual recap to share on social media or send to attendees as a thank you. See how these event organizers used Spark to capture memories from the event and keep the buzz going.
Posted by Shooting Star Children’s Hospices on Thursday, January 25, 2018
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— Next Big Thing with Courtney & Dara (@NBTtheShow) March 19, 2018
Did you plan an affair to remember (baby shower, wedding, birthday, bridal shower, quinceanera, sweet 16) with the help of Spark? Tag #adobespark in your party pics to see your designs and organization featured here and on our official social channels.