Unique School Formal Invitation Ideas

by Elyse on May 21, 2010

Are you looking for an invitation that is going to be unique and make your School Formal a memorable occasion? At JEM Promotional Products we do a lot of work for schools through our Exodus Hoodies range which has led to us also doing Year 12 Formal invitations for schools. Here are some of the ideas we have provided to schools:

  • Photoframe – you can print the invitation details on a piece of fancy paper and put it in the frame. After the event the students can also keep the frame as a momento with a photo of the evening in it. For different budgets you could either have a magnetic photoframe or a metal photoframe. If you have a large budget you could even do a Digital Photoframe.
Silver Photo Frame - perfect for invitations

Silver Photo Frame - perfect for invitations

The above frame has an aluminium brushed finish to suit 10 x 15cm photos. Landscape or portrait configuration. In silver box. 160mm H x 160mm W

Depending on your budget you may prefer to go with the Magnetic Photoframe option:

Magnetic Photo Frame Invitation

Magnetic Photo Frame Invitation

The magnetic photoframe is individually Poly Bagged. Three items for the price of one! The overall size of the magnet is 195mm X 145mm. It is die cut into a rectangular photo frame, an oval photo frame and an individual fridge magnet. Custom print all three items to maximise your exposure packaged individually in a poly bag.

View our entire range of Photo Frames.

  • Film Strip Photoframe – This acrylic frame holds 2 photos and has a pop-out stand on the reverse side. The Film Strip design would be a great link in to a Movie Premiere or Hollywood-themed night. Product Size: 190 x 75 x 4mm. Print Area: 70 x 55mm. Please note our Minimum Order Quantity for these Photo Frames is 10,000. Our recommendation would be to brand the frame itself with the School logo so that it can be reused for multiple year groups or events. You would just print the event details on the insert. If you would like us to print and pack your inserts please mention this at the time of your enquiry.
Film Strip Photoframe

Film Strip Photoframe

  • Snow Globe – are you having a Winter Wonderland theme? A Snow Globe would be a perfect compliment to your event. The snow dome fits two inserts (one for each side). The insert size is 90 x 80mm. Below is an example of the Year 12 Formal we did for St John’s Park High School in 2009. They decided to use a stock image but you could put anything on the insert e.g. a photo of your grade.
Snow Globe Formal Invitation - inserts

Snow Globe Formal Invitation - inserts

Snow Globe Formal Invitation - Side 1

Snow Globe Formal Invitation - Side 1

Snow Globe Formal Invitation - Side 2

Snow Globe Formal Invitation - Side 2

  • Message in a Bottle Keyring – This product is something that will definitely get noticed and talked about. Great for beach venues! We can print your school logo or name on the outside and then print the event details on the paper inside. Personalise your message even more by providing us with a merged Word document with individual names and we can make each slip personalised. We will slip your printed message inside the capsule and then seal it up with the cork. If your event is listed online somewhere you can actually just print the URL on the slip in the message in a bottle so that it creates intrigue and your guests have to go online to find out more information. Size: 90 x 30 x 30mm. Print: 45 x 15mm. Brand: Pad Printing
Message in a Bottle Keyring

Message in a Bottle Keyring

  • USB – with a USB you could put the invitation as a document saved on the USB. This is such a practical invitation because the students can use it for years to come especially for their studies. To save you the hassle we can even upload the file onto all the USB’s for you.

USB Credit Card Flash Drive

USB Credit Card Flash Drive

USB 2.0 smart looking brushed silver aluminum flash drive with 512 MB memory that can be carried around in your wallet or purse. Samsung memory chip. 10 year data retention warranty. LED light. Matt silver. Packaged in a black gift box with instructions and pouch. Dimensions: 86 x 54 x 5.5mm D

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  • Cocktail Shaker with lollies inside – This is such a fun product. You could print a cute tagline along the lines of “let’s shake it up” on the outside and then include the printed invitation inside the shaker with your choice of confectionery.
Lollipops In Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker

Lollipops In Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker

Includes 115 grams of individually wrapped lollipops packed in Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker. Finished weight = 315 grams.

  • Sliding Card – The Slider Card has a unique sliding mechanism that enables a second image to become visible on the front. Same standard size postcard with double the impact. You could have a great photo as the first layer and then all the event details on the second layer.
Slider Christmas Card

Slider Christmas Card

  • Banner Pen – another fun and practical invite. Your students can be in class using their pen and easily pull out the banner to check the details of the formal.

Banner Pen

Banner Pen

Up to 175x68mm printing area x 2 sides. Full colour printing on both sides. Tear-resistent synthetic paper. Options for single side or double side glossy varnish. In-stock colours: Black, Fluoro Green, Fluoro Yellow, Orange, Red, Blue and Purple. Customised colours available if 1000pcs or more

  • Slider Puzzle – solve the puzzle to find the formal location!
Slider Puzzle

Slider Puzzle

With 15 moveable tiles. Multicolour available at extra cost. Available in White ex stock only. Avoid solid print areas over tiles. Note – Design will not print in missing tile area. Configure artwork accordingly.

  • 3D Snowglobe: Amazingly these snowglobes fold down flat to mail for the standard card price and when received, “pop” back out to become 3D. Preprinted Stock design – Sydney Harbour Bridge, Melbourne and Koala. This invitation idea is great if you are having your formal at a city venue.
Pop Up Snowglobes

Pop Up Snowglobes

Pop Up Snowglobes Card

Pop Up Snowglobes Card

  • CD Card: the example below is a Christmas CD card but you could change this to have a CD with the Top 30 songs at the moment to get people in the dancing mood for the Formal.

CD Card

CD Card

  • Magnetic Jigsaw Puzzle: Puzzle your guests with this fun and creative product. Sure to be a hit time and time again with 12 pieces to play around with. A truely novel idea! Size : 145mm x 205mm x 0.5mm. Decoration Method: 4 Colour Process Print
Magnetic Jigsaw Puzzle

Magnetic Jigsaw Puzzle

  • Seedsticks Card: Greeting Cards are a great way to communicate a variety of messages from Seasonal Greetings and Special Occasions to Events, Programs and Exhibitions. Each card comes with a 10 stick seed pack with an explanation on how Seedsticks are planted and grown.Choose from our extensive range of seeds and match them to a specific event or occasion. Decoration Method: 4 Colour Process Print

Seedsticks Greeting Card

Seedsticks Greeting Card

  • Custom Playing Cards – great for Las Vegas themed nights!
Custom Playing Cards

Custom Playing Cards

Adpackz playing cards are a fun and enjoyable way to get your message across by customising the back with your event invitation. Add more uniqueness by creating your own custom designed face. 57 x 88mm cards. Packaged in either a custom printed outer cardboard pack or a clear plastic box.

  • Magnetic Countdown Calender – this is our favourite concept. You can create your own large magnet with a countdown calender printed on it. Don’t include the whole year, just start it from the day you intend to hand out the invitations and make it go up to the date of the formal. You can print tips such as don’t forget to book your hair, rent your suit, hire the cars etc. Students can put it on their fridge and mark off the days until the Formal.
Magnetic Whiteboard

Magnetic Whiteboard

Individually Poly Bagged. Two items for the price of one! The magnet photo frame is 195mm X 195mm. The cutout for the photo and your second magnet is 145mm X 85mm. The area under the photo can be custom printed with your message or used as a whiteboard to write your list of things to do. The magnet photo frame is individually packaged in a poly bag.

If none of the above ideas are exactly what you are looking for we can even custom made invitations for you. One of the briefs we are working on at the moment is custom shaped masquerade masks. Let us know what your idea is and we will see if we can make it!

For more information or to discuss your formal invitation with one of our Sales Executives please contact JEM Promotional Products on (02) 8205 1334 or enquiries@jempp.com.au

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