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Cookie Swap Party- Update in red

Posted by on Apr. 2, 2013 at 12:27 AM
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 I want to make invitations this time for free on my computer instead of buying them. All the free card invitation websites I have come across are either ecards, you must upgrade (pay) to get printable cards, or none lets me make my own. I don't have a program on my computer to make them either. Any ideas would be appreciated.

UPDATE: Invitations are made and I am comencing the party today. For pictures of the party, check back this weekend. Thanks again ladies for the help!

On page 2, I wrote what games i'm having and all the details. I hope this post can give some inspiration to any mom on here considering having a cookie exchange party.

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cara124
by Bronze Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 12:29 AM
I just get nice paper at the dollar store , write up what I want the invite to say on a word program on my computer and the print them
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anotherandree
by Inga on Apr. 2, 2013 at 12:32 AM
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Card stock at Michael's is not the expensive.  You might be able to find a free program at www.download.com for card invitation templates.

MixedCooke
by Bronze Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 12:55 AM

You dont have Microsoft Word or something similar?? 

Yeah, you can buy something and then print out on it yourself.

specialwingz
by Corey on Apr. 2, 2013 at 7:12 AM

TBH, even printing on your computer is going to cost you.  Sometimes, you can get a cheap program in the electronics department at Target, Walmart, etc for like $9.  Then a pack of cardstock.  By that time, you could have bought a pack of premade invitations for $5.

But, every computer comes with a word processing program of some sort.  For most, it's MS Works.  You can use it to create invitations.  You can type what you want and format it to your liking.  You can find free clip art on the internet and paste it into your document to dress it up.

I would suggest looking at what your computer has on it, and go to youtube and google how to use that program if you don't already know.  I'm sure someone has it covered.

For me, I have professional programs that I work with.  But, that's the expensive route.  LOL.

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Apr. 2, 2013 at 8:07 AM
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Too bad it's not Christmas!  http://www.scribd.com/doc/72536798/Cookie-Exchange-Package-by-DimplePrints


Here's an invitation with a cookie fairy that would work (click on the link in the post):
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_6o7ijVM_RYw/Sung-CTpE9I/AAAAAAAABhw/QY_oYgYVhZ4/s1600-h/cookie+exchange.jpg


http://www.free-printable-party-invitations-online.com/images/free-printable-cookie-exchange-invitation-1.gif


Keep these in mind for the next Christmas Cookie Swap you want to do, or if you don't mind a Christmas cookie on the printables...:  http://howtonestforless.com/2012/11/08/cookie-exchange-party-free-printables/

specialwingz
by Corey on Apr. 2, 2013 at 8:08 AM
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Way to go, Rhonda!

Quoting michiganmom116:

Too bad it's not Christmas!  http://www.scribd.com/doc/72536798/Cookie-Exchange-Package-by-DimplePrints


Here's an invitation with a cookie fairy that would work (click on the link in the post):
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_6o7ijVM_RYw/Sung-CTpE9I/AAAAAAAABhw/QY_oYgYVhZ4/s1600-h/cookie+exchange.jpg


http://www.free-printable-party-invitations-online.com/images/free-printable-cookie-exchange-invitation-1.gif


Keep these in mind for the next Christmas Cookie Swap you want to do, or if you don't mind a Christmas cookie on the printables...:  http://howtonestforless.com/2012/11/08/cookie-exchange-party-free-printables/


nmaxwell816
by on Apr. 2, 2013 at 8:11 AM
Post pictures of those cookies for us
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lillybug222
by Bronze Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 8:44 AM
I think that premade invitations would actually be less expensive. I know you can get some for $3 or less. If you go to Dollar Tree, they're a $1.
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lillucky8
by Jen on Apr. 2, 2013 at 10:00 AM
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I usually google what im looking for a copy and save images to my desktop and make my own in word processing. I made dds minnie mouse invitations for her bday
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TheBabyFactory4
by Catherine on Apr. 2, 2013 at 3:39 PM
why not just go to $1 store and get a couple packs of invitations for $1 each. by the time you buy paper and ink.you've spent more than that
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