24 Adorable First Birthday Invitations to Get the Party Started
The first step to creating a memorable first birthday party? Sending adorable first birthday invitations. Set the tone for baby’s soirée with extra-sweet stationery (or digital invites!), and choose options that pay tribute to your newly minted toddler’s age or special first birthday party theme. Need a helping hand? Here, we’ve gathered up some of our favorite first birthday invitations for the girl or boy of the hour. Prepare to “aww” over the cute, customizable designs.
Whether you have a distinct idea in mind or aren’t sure where to begin, when it comes to first birthday invitations, we’ve got you covered. Below, check out our favorite retailers that offer hundreds of first birthday invite options, in a range of sweet styles and themes:
Minted: When scrolling through Minted, expect to see plenty of eye-catching styles. This online marketplace is full of ready-to-customize designs that have been thoughtfully created by artists worldwide. Each first birthday invitation on their site can be personalized to your liking, from the paper type and shape to custom foil additions.
Etsy: It comes as no surprise that Etsy has a wide range of unique first birthday invites. Some designs are handmade, while others are available as templates that you can customize via an app. The online marketplace also offers numerous digital first birthday invitations, which makes sending out cards a piece of cake.
Zazzle: Zazzle is another online retailer full of creative first birthday invitations, ranging from classic to contemporary aesthetics. Their invites come in almost any theme you can think of, like dinosaurs, cowboys, spring florals and donuts to name a few. Better yet, most designs are available as physical cards and digital templates. While here, you can also pick up some aesthetically pleasing party signs paper plates, napkins and other decor options to create a picture-perfect setting for baby’s big day.
Digital first birthday invitations offer parents the same level of customization as standard cards, minus the hassle of addressing envelopes and mailing them. If that sounds like music to your ears, check out our favorite digital designs here.
Lions, tigers and elephants—oh my! We can’t get enough of these jungle-themed first birthday invitations. The digital cards can be sent with the tap of a button via text or email, leaving you more time to plan baby’s “wild” bash.
Just because you’re going digital with baby’s first birthday invite, it doesn’t mean you have to give up pretty illustrations and hand-drawn details. Case in point: This versatile template from Etsy.
Searching for budget-friendly first birthday invites? Consider using Canva to create a standout card. The free app allows you to easily customize cute graphics—no Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator skills required. We’re fans of this option complete with smiling animals.
Inspired by the classic children’s story, these first birthday invites are perfect for celebrating your little caterpillar-turned-butterfly. Simply download the template, edit the text to your liking and send it to your loved ones so you can get back to party planning—or picking out a standout gift for the birthday kiddo.
Envisioning a minimalist first birthday invitation? This digital template has got you covered. Just add your favorite photo of baby along with event details, and they’ll be ready for electronic distribution in no time.
Start your little sunshine’s big day off on a bright note with these first birthday invitations. The boho-chic design features a smiling sun and a pastel rainbow—how cute!
You can’t go wrong with classic first birthday invites—that’s what makes them classics after all. Browse several timeless invitations and themes below.
These first birthday invitations offer the perfect excuse to show off your favorite photos of baby. Choose from several eye-catching card shapes to make this invite truly one-of-a-kind. What’s more, Shutterfly can even address, stamp and mail the envelopes for you!
Can’t get enough of first-trip-around-the-sun birthday invites? Then you’ll have heart eyes for this pick. These cheerful first birthday invitations make the case for a celestial celebration.
We can't get enough of rhyming first birthday invitations. These ones feature balloons with a cute little verse that’s sure to make your loved ones say “aww.”
Is your little one dino-obsessed? Kick off a party to remember with this dino-mite stationery—kids can’t get enough of these prehistoric critters!
Consider these classic Pooh Bear invites to celebrate your little honey’s big day! You can even add a smiling photo of baby on the back.
Hosting a trendy event for your little love? Then modern first birthday invitations are the way to go. Here, check out the category’s top picks, from minimalist options to playful designs.
We're sweet on this lemonade design for a first birthday bash. No matter what season you’re celebrating in, this modern option will set a sunny tone for the day.
These cards give the sweet bee theme a modern update. Friends and family will be buzzing about these eco-friendly first birthday invitations. An added bonus: Your purchase will help plant a tree!
Planning an aesthetically pleasing bash for your tot? These contemporary, chic invites will fit the bill. Better yet, it’s also available as a digital download, so you can have the best of both worlds.
Feel free to get a little fancy—it's baby's first-ever birthday, after all! These modern cards feature gorgeous typography and can be personalized by choosing the type and shape of paper they’re printed on.
Keep things sweet and simple with this creative birthday party invite. For a design that’s extra special, you can add two photos. Plus, family and friends will love having another picture (or two!) of baby in their homes.
Retro-inspired graphics are making a big comeback, which is why these first birthday invitations are ideal for a playful, modern party. Choose from several paper types and shapes; you can even add a photo of your little flower child if you’d like.
Planning something a bit out-of-the-box for baby’s party, and looking for invites to match? No worries—we’ve got you covered. From surf-themed options to visually pleasing abstract cards, scroll the best unique first birthday invitations below.
Do you love abstract designs? Then these unique first birthday invitations are sure to check all of the boxes on your list.
Surf’s up! Throw an easy, breezy beach-themed party for your little love with the help of these first birthday invites.
Whether you’re hosting your party in the morning, afternoon or evening, these unique cowboy-inspired invites are sure to be a hit. The design even offers the perfect spot to showcase a fun picture of your little one.
These lovely first birthday invitations showcase beautiful blooms in the shape of the number one. They're ideal for a beautiful garden bash or a floral-themed get-together.
Parents who love puns won’t be able to resist these berry first birthday invitations. The strawberry-themed cards would be a cute addition to a picnic party or a warm-weather event.
What a festive way to convey your child’s age: A tropical toucan in the shape of the number one! The unique watercolor-inspired print comes in three pretty hues: lavender, peony and lake green.
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