How to Make an Event Flyer on Facebook for Free
By Lara Webster
Facebook isn't only a way to converse with your family and friends but also a way to organize people into parties and other events. Use the social networking site's event application to create a flyer of sorts. When you keep your event page public, all of the Facebook community members are able to view it and let you know if they plan on attending. If you keep the event private, only people with whom you share an invitation will see the page.
Sign in to Facebook and click on the "Apps" link in the left column of the homepage.
Click on the "Events" link. All of your applications are listed by date of last use, with more recently used apps at the top.
Click on the light gray "Create an Event" button in the top right corner of the Events menu.
Click the drop-down menus in the "When" line to set a time and date for your event. Fill out the "What are you planning?" and "Where" fields so potential guests know exactly what type of event you're throwing. An optional "More Info?" field is also available if you want to offer a more detailed description of the event.
Click the "Guest List" field and click on the name of each friend you want to invite to add specific guests. Click "Save and Close" at the bottom of the window.
Leave the box next to "Anyone can view and RSVP (public event)" checked to make your event page serve as a virtual flyer.
Click the "Create Event" button at the bottom of the screen to post your event to the site.
- A public event page is visible to anyone on the social networking site and may be shared via a user's Facebook Wall. Anyone can click "Share" under an event's name to post a link to the event to his own wall or that of a friend or group.
Lara Webster has been writing professionally since 2009. Her work has been featured on Relationships in the Raw, The Nursery Book, Spark Trust and several travel-related websites. Webster holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Arts in mass communication and media studies, both from San Diego State University.