- Invitation paper
- Spanish/English dictionary
If your next event has a Spanish theme, you can write your invitations in the language for a festive and authentic feel. You may need to have some background in Spanish to word the invitation correctly, and keep in mind not all of your guests understand Spanish. The invitations should be just as informative as if they were written in English, so following a few tips will help to make your invitations as fun as the celebration will be.
Begin the invitation with a phrase that will indicate the type of event you're hosting. For instance, if you're hosting a night of traditional Spanish cuisine at your home, you can start the invitation with "Festejamos!" or "Let's feast." Or use "Es Invitado," which means, "You're Invited." Or something as simple as "Fiesta!" If the invitation is for a formal or spiritual event, such as a baptism or wedding, using a saying like "En el nombre del Padre, el Hijo, y del Espiritu Santo," which means "In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost') or "Celebramos nuestro amor" ("We celebrate our love").
Include all necessary details inside the invitation so guests know where the event will take place, and what time to be there. Be sure to write out the entire date: "el veinte segundo de febrero," for Feb. 22. The time should be written out as well; for instance, four o'clock in the afternoon should read "cuatro en punto en la tarde." If you want guests to RSVP before the event, the phrase "confirme por favor su asistencia" ("Please confirm your attendance") should be included at the bottom of the invitation, along with the deadline to RSVP.
Conclude the invitation with another engaging saying, about love if the invitations are for a wedding, like "Love is eternal" ("el amor es eterno"), or "Congratulations!" ('Felicidades') for a graduation. You can also create a border around the invitation in fitting Spanish words that are appropriate for the invitation. For instance, if you're having a gathering of friends and loved ones in your home, you invitations could be bordered with the words "amigos" or "familia."
If the party is for kids, or if your guests don't know Spanish, make it as simple as possible, or provide the translation on the opposite page of the invitation. Conform to typical invitations so if your guests don't know Spanish, they can still figure it out. For example, use the word "hora" or "donde" for the time, and then provide the time in English as "5:00" or "5 o'clock."