Birthday Invitation Inspiration + Tips
Birthday Party Invitations 101
If you’re planning a birthday party for kids, teens, or adults, and you need tips on what to write on your birthday invitations, when to send them out, and which ones to buy, you can use these birthday invitation ideas, covering personalized birthday invitations, photo birthday invitations, and what to write in birthday invitations, for inspiration.
Make Your Own Birthday Invitations or Buy Printed Invitations?
There are plenty of places to buy birthday invitations, but finding ones that match your party’s look, feel, and theme can be challenging.
That’s why we encourage you to make your own birthday invitations online, complete with your choice of photos, embellishments, fonts, wording, and colors. Making your own birthday invitations will allow you to bring your birthday party theme into your design and create something totally unique and reflective of your personality, taste, and celebration ahead.
If you’re short on time, you can buy printed invitations from the store, but your selection will be limited and you’ll have to inscribe them by hand, which can be time consuming and messy, if you have bad handwriting.
Creative Birthday Invitation Ideas: Photo Birthday Invitations
With cellphones, Instagram, and affordable digital cameras, most people today have a lot of great photos to share.
Whether you’ve documented what you’ve ate over the past year or have taken a hundred selfies with friends, showcasing your photos throughout your birthday invitations is a great way to add color to your design and inform friends and family of what you’ve been up to.
Use the photo birthday invitation ideas below for tips on creative ways to add photos to your photo birthday invitations.
Photo Birthday Invitation Ideas: Photo Timeline Birthday Invitations
For kids, teens, and adults, making photo timeline birthday invitations is a great way to highlight your favorite moments of the year you’re leaving behind with photos. You can add a few of your favorite photos and notes regarding when they were taken, where you were, and why you enjoyed the experience.
If you’ll be celebrating a first birthday or milestone adult birthday, including a series of photos of yourself, or who you’re celebrating, from childhood onwards, on 50th birthday invitations, 60th birthday invitations, or 70th birthday invitations can inspire memories and tears, while adding baby photos to photo first birthday invitations, 2nd birthday invitations, or 3rd birthday invitations is a great way to show how much your child has grown and provide friends and family with a lasting-photo keepsake of your child.
Photo Birthday Invitation Ideas for Teens: Selfie Birthday Invitations
Populating your photo birthday invitations with selfies you took with friends throughout the previous year can make for super cute, trendy birthday invitations for teens. Your friends will love seeing their faces on your photo birthday invitations and guests will have a keepsake of favorite memories you’ve shared. Selfie photo birthday invitations would be perfect for a young adult or teen throwing an Instagram themed birthday bash, in which case, selfies could be added to these fun, fully-customizable selfie invitations or retro polaroid invitations.
Creative Birthday Invitation Ideas: Maps On Personalized Birthday Invitations
If you plan to make your own birthday invitations, including a map can be very helpful to guests. You can take a screencap of your location on Google Maps or snap a photo of an actual map and add it to your birthday invitations with our Birthday Invitation Maker tool, alongside directions to your home or party venue.
Creative Birthday Invitation Ideas: Choose A Fun Shape, Format, Style
Whether you’re buying printed birthday invitations from the store or plan to make your own birthday invitations online, you will have a lot of options when it comes to the size, shape, and format of your birthday invitations.
Many invitation makers and businesses offer unique die-cut shapes, like heart birthday invitations, pumpkin birthday invitations, and onesie birthday invitations, and unique multi-page invitations, like booklet birthday invitations and tri-fold birthday invitations.
With so many options, it can be hard to choose, but here are a few tips to help you narrow down your selection. Choose booklet birthday invitations or tri-fold birthday invitations for special birthdays, like first birthdays, 40th birthdays, or 50th birthdays. They are also a good choice if you have a lot of photos to share or are planning a weekend birthday event.
Die-cut birthday invitations are perfect for kids, teens, and tween birthdays. You can choose a shape you know your child will like or something that reflects their kids birthday theme, for example pumpkin die-cut birthday invitations would be ideal for a fall or Halloween kids birthday party. Heart die-cut birthday invitations are perfect for girls birthdays or sweet sixteen birthdays, while house die-cut birthday invitations are a great choice for kids birthday slumber party invitations.