Celebrating your baby’s first birthday is milestone event not only for you but probably also for your entire clan. It is undoubtedly a momentous occasion (not to mention the mark of survival through the difficult first year) for parents. And hence calls for a party! Whether it is a grand affair with the entire universe on your guest list or an intimate party at home with your close aides, you will still want a perfect 1st birthday invitation card. And when you start looking for THE one, you will realize the intensity of the task. Therefore, in this article, we have put together our favourite 1st birthday invitation ideas for you to choose from. Happy planning!
The invitation probably offers the first glimpse of your party for your guests. Hence, having creative invitations are a fun way to raise your guest’s curiosity and to make your child’s party special. Here are some tips and ideas to personalize your invitations:
Match The Design With The Theme
Your invitation will set the expectation among your guests. Choose a design that is a precursor to the birthday party theme. For example, here is invite in the form of a ticket to an airport/aeroplane theme birthday party.
Below is a colourful carnival theme design to stir up some excitement among the kids. Guess, the invite is cool enough to excite us, adults, too!
A jungle safari theme invitation may include motifs like animals as below.
Afterall, your baby is the star of this event so it makes absolute sense to create a keepsake invitation with your child’s photo in it. Try to use a relevant picture in high resolution like him/her hogging a piece of cake or with a birthday suit which says “I am turning One”.
For a theme based party, you can include pictures of your child on the theme-oriented invitation card. There are several websites where you will find theme oriented invitation templates. Upload your child’s photo to make your invitation appealing and exciting.
Another interesting format is a personalized invitation with your child’s photo-collage. This type of invite will have several photos of your child in different poses and moods.
A prince/princess theme first birthday party is timeless. You can incorporate this theme into your invitation as well. A photo of your baby in a princess gown and a crown is an excellent idea to capture the attention of your guests especially the other kids who will be attending the party.
In addition to the design, the content of the invitation also needs attention. Sometimes the graphic or design may not be sufficient. Use a tone that will appeal to your audience. For the kids, it has to be funny and cute whereas it can be formal and straightforward for the grown-ups. Below are some tips for the content of 1st birthday invitation.
Get The Words Right
Coming up with the perfect first birthday invitation wording is no piece of cake! Your words should complement the invitation type! It should fun, catchy and speak about the spirit of your party. There are no rules here. It can be a lovely rhyme dedicated to your child or about the birthday theme.
Inform In Advance What To Expect
In addition to the essential details include a note to the parents that might be worth knowing before they arrive. For example – costume party, type of activities planned so the fellow children are dresses accordingly.
Don’t Forget The Basics
Of course, you will want to make sure that all the essential details are right on the invitation like the date, time, location, and RSVP details.
Decorate The Cards
If you have the invitations printed, you may want to add an extra finishing touch to your them with embellishments like ribbons and glitter etc. You could put a custom designed seal on the envelope for a personalized touch.
There are some other considerations that you may want to take into account while designing your baby’s first birthday invitation card. As it is a birthday party, try to use bright colours on the invitation. If it’s for your daughter, colours like pink, white, gold are a safe bet for a generic theme. If it’s for your son, you can opt for red or blue. Yellow is a neutral colour and can be used for both, girls and boys, in themes like little sunshine, cupcake or honey bee.
Your child’s first birthday celebration deserves to be unique and memorable. And so is every aspect of the birthday party. Hope we have given you enough ideas to create eye-catching party invitations to tempt your guests and other kids to join the celebrations.
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