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25 First Birthday Invitations Guaranteed to Get the Party Started

Kick off baby's first birthday with the best stationery.

The first step to a memorable first birthday party? Adorable first birthday invitations. Set the mood for baby's soirée with extra-sweet stationery, choosing cards 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, fully customizable designs.

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Sarah Brown Frosting Children's Birthday Party Invitations

Throwing baby a cake smash? This pretty dessert design will get the message across.

Buy it: Starting from $2 each, Minted.com

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Leslie Ann Jones Barnyard Crew Children's Birthday Party Invitations

These farm-themed first birthday invitations are so stinkin' cute. We love the animal graphics, not to mention the rhyme: "Baa, cluck, oink, moo, [child's name] wants to party with you!"

Buy it: Starting from $2 each, Minted.com

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Vine and Thistle Wonderful One Children's Birthday Party Invitations

Searching for something punny? You've got tons of creative first birthday invitation wording options. Take this "one-derful" design, for example.

Buy it: Starting from $2 each, Minted.com

Photo: Courtesy Erica Krystek

Erica Krystek How Time Flies Children's Birthday Party Invitations

We can't get enough of rhyming first birthday invitations. These ones bear balloons that read, "Time flies when you're having fun, [child's name] is turning one!"

Buy it: Starting from $2 each, Minted.com

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Simply to Impress Dino Party Kids' Birthday Invitations

Kick off a lit party with this dino-mite stationery.

Buy it: Starting from $1 each, SimplytoImpress.com

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Blonde Designs Look and Celebrate Birthday Invitations

These first birthday invitations are the perfect excuse to show off your favorite baby photo.

Buy it: Starting from $1 each, Shutterfly.com

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Petite Lemon Every Amazing Month Boy Birthday Invitations

Can't choose just one picture? How about 12? Give guests a peek at every month of baby's life leading up to the "big one."

Buy it: Starting from $1 each, Shutterfly.com

Photo: Courtesy Lisa Cersovsky

Lisa Cersovsky Wild One Children's Birthday Party Invitations

We'd be lion if we said we weren't obsessed with these jungle-themed first birthday invitations.

Buy it: Starting from $2 each, Minted.com

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Jeanna Casper She's One Children's Birthday Party Invitations

Invite guests to a backyard bash with this rustic stationery.

Buy it: Starting from $2 each, Minted.com

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Lagniappe Paper Sprinkle Me One Children's Birthday Party Invitations

Let everyone know you donut want them to miss this special occasion with pastry-inspired first birthday invitations.

Buy it: Starting from $2 each, Minted.com

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Jennifer Lew Little Racer Children's Birthday Party Invitations

This winding road design is a clever play on the fact that baby's turning one.

Buy it: Starting from $2 each, Minted.com

Photo: Courtesy Petite Lemon

Petite Lemon My First Boy Birthday Invitations

Party-themed letters (like a candle "I") spell out "birthday" on these versatile invites.

Buy it: Starting from $1 each, Shutterfly.com

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Baumbirdy These Babes Children's Birthday Party Invitations

Hosting a party for two? This fun, colorful design celebrates twin birthday babies.

Buy it: Starting from $2 each, Minted.com

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Paper Culture Buzzing Bees Kids' Birthday Invitations

Friends and family will be buzzing about these eco-friendly first birthday invitations—your purchase helps plant a tree!

Buy it: Starting from $2 each, PaperCulture.com

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Phrosne Ras I Am One Foil-Pressed Children's Birthday Party Invitations

Feel free to get a little fancy—it's baby's first-ever birthday, after all! These elegant cards say "I am one" in gorgeous metallic foil.

Buy it: Starting from $2 each, Minted.com

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Mixbook Photo Co. Year of Firsts Baby's First Birthday Invitations

Of course, this isn't baby's only “first.” Use these first birthday invitations to share your new toddler's many milestones since birth.

Buy it: Starting from $2 each, Mixbook.com

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Simply to Impress Super Hero Kids' Birthday Invitations

We're always big fans of superhero first birthday invitations, but they're especially great for celebrating a preemie's amazing journey—your kid has shown some serious strength!

Buy it: Starting from $1 each, SimplytoImpress.com

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Papier Shapes and Colors One Party Invitations

These modern first birthday invitations for a boy or girl are surprisingly chic.

Buy it: Starting from $2 each, Papier.com

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Erica Krystek Sweet One Children's Birthday Party Invitations

We're sweet on this lemonade design for a summer first birthday bash.

Buy it: Starting from $2 each, Minted.com

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Cat Caudillo Around the Sun Children's Birthday Party Invitations

These cheerful first birthday invitations for a girl or boy make the case for a celestial celebration.

Buy it: Starting from $2 each, Minted.com

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Petite Lemon Confetti Gallery Girl Birthday Invitations

Here's another cute first birthday invitation wording idea: "So much cheer in one big year."

Buy it: Starting from $1 each, Shutterfly.com

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Lori Wemple Toucan Children's Birthday Party Invitations

What a festive way to convey your child’s age: a tropical toucan in the shape of the number one!

Buy it: Starting from $2 each, Minted.com

Photo: Courtesy Angela Marzuki

Angela Marzuki Butterfly Garden Foil-Pressed Children's Birthday Party Invitations

These lovely first birthday invitations showcase beautiful blooms and a matching butterfly. They're ideal for a garden affair.

Buy it: Starting from $2, Minted.com

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Simply to Impress Glittering Princess Kids' Birthday Invitations

Consider these princess birthday invitations for a girl (or prince first birthday invitations for a boy). Either way, they'll set the groundwork for a royal party theme.

Buy it: Starting from $1 each, SimplytoImpress.com

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Stacy Claire Boyd Twice as Nice Twin Birthday Invitations

Need more twin invitation inspiration? These chalkboard-inspired cards prove "one plus one equals twice the fun."

Buy it: Starting from $1 each, Shutterfly.com

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Published January 2019

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