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You're Cordially Invited . . . to the Birthday Party of the Year!

Sep 20 2013 - 12:46pm

A great invitation is the first impression that your guests will have of the fun that's in store for your child's birthday party. Set the tone in style — whether it's via the good old-fashioned USPS or it arrives in your email inbox. We've rounded up 25 of our all-time favorites to inspire the ultimate invitation for your deserving tot. Pass the envelope!

Chic Party Treat

Shut the front door — this party invite is amazing! We're loving the modern, sweet design of this Chic Party Treat: Coral [1] ($35 for 20). The rounded edges are a bonus!

Look Whoo's Having a Birthday!

Has your tot succumbed to the charms of cuddly owls? If an owl-themed birthday bash is in your future, then you've got to check out these unique handmade Owl Birthday Invitations [2] ($55 for 20). They're a hoot!

Party Peacock Children's Birthday Party

A modern and bright design that everyone will love! This Party Peacock Children's Birthday Party Invitation [3] ($64 for 25) is kid-friendly but appealing to an adult aesthetic. It's stunning!

Art Party Cards

Perfect for a little guy or girl, these art party invitations [4] ($64 for 25) are sure to get their creative juices flowing. We must warn you: art parties can be messy, so be prepared with aprons and smocks [5] come the big day.

Ice Cream Social Invites

Set the scene of a sweet party (literally) with these ice cream social invites [6] ($60 for 25). We absolutely love the hand-drawn sundae and colorful typography. The colors are customizable for little boys, as well!

Pow Invitations

Put the POW in party with these invitations [7] ($39 for 24). The bold lettering and unique shape will set the tone and get guests excited for a comic-book-inspired bash [8]. You can even top it off with a favorite photo of your little superhero.

Mustache Invites

How cute and punny! These mustache invites [9] ($15 for PDF) are completely customizable and printable, so you can invite as many little ones as you please.

Nautical Invitations

Fitting for a boy or girl, a nautical party is a great theme during the Summer. These invitations [10] ($15) are both printable and customizable.

Circus Spectacular Invitations

Party animals! These circus spectacular invites [11] ($41 for 25) are perfect for a bright birthday party with lots of fun animal details. Once you send out the invites, get planning using this circus-themed party as inspiration [12].

Lights, Camera, Invitation!

Simple and sleek, these lights invitations [13] ($36 for 20) could work for almost any kind of party, like a Hollywood-themed movie soiree.

Cowboy Invitations

Celebrate your boy's birthday with a Wild West party by sending out these cowboy invitations [14] ($18 for 10). They are absolutely adorable and have a cool vintage vibe.

Garden Party

Paperless Post's A Stroll in the Gardens invitation [15] (two Paperless Post coins) evokes visions of a whimsical Alice in Wonderland-inspired soiree. Send it online, or have it printed to mail.

All Aboard!

Conducting a train-themed event? Pingg's Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga! invitation [16] ($10) is the perfect way to get all the kiddies aboard.

Wild Thing

Set the tone for a Where the Wild Things Are party with these stylish (and oh-so-sweet) invites [17] ($13 for PDF)by Etsy seller Katie Did Designs.

Sugary Sweet

Etsy seller iDIYjr's Gumball Party Invitation [18] ($15) comes as a customized PDF, so it can be emailed or printed out for your guests.

Up in the Air

No matter your party's theme, Paperless Post's Paris Balloons invitation [19] (two Paperless Post coins) is a festive way to kick off the celebration.

Chalk It Up

If you're a fan of the chalkboard trend [20], Pingg has the invitation for you! The Chalkboard Birthday invite [21] ($10) is meant to be customized with your tot's photo, making it an extraspecial choice.

Mustache Man

Celebrate your little man's big day with Max and Mila's überhip Mustache Party Invite [22] ($22).

Hit the Lanes

Bowling may be associated with kitsch, but your invitations don't have to be. These Hit the Lanes invites [23] (2 Paperless Post coins) are chic, not cheesy. Send them online or have them printed on luxe card stock.


Set the tone for a Mexican-themed fiesta with these vibrant Mexican flag invites [24] ($50 for 20) in your choice of festive color combos.

Honey Bunny

Hippity hop on over to Etsy for these sweet Woodland Party invites [25] ($16 for PDF).

Pirate Party

Ahoy, matey! NC Creative's stylish black-and-white skull and crossbones invitations [26] ($30) are sweet, not spooky.

Little Man

Set the tone for your little man's special day with this mustache and necktie invitation [27] ($35 for 15) in crisp yellow and navy.

It's a Jungle Out There

We love the juxtaposition of a soft color palette with a wild theme on these Zebra Party Invites [28] ($64 for 25).

Fire Alarm Fun

Sound the alarm for this adorable firetruck invite [29] ($64 for 25) by Minted.

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