Consider your baby’s first birthday the kickoff to a lifetime of great parties. Celebrate your little guest-of-honor’s inaugural candle on the cake with online and paper first birthday invitations as cute as they are (but considerably easier to manage). They’ll never be this young again, so feel free to send out nursery-inspired boys’ and girls’ baby birthday invitations decked out in woodblock toys, illustrated animals, and other playroom staples. Put a portrait of your kid in the spotlight on a photo invitation (provided you can get your honoree to hold still for the shutter). If you’re more interested in underlining the celebratory mood, choose babies’ birthday invitations featuring festive accoutrements like mylar balloons, streamers, and mod confetti—designs from the Indigo Bunting let you put a touch of haute design on your otherwise kid-friendly invitations.
Give your little one an illustrious start with invitations featuring beloved characters from page and screen. The online Disney collection features storybook-inspired designs of modern favorites like Frozen’s Elsa and the Inside Out gang, but also includes classic Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse first birthday invitations, too. Those who’d prefer to go further back into the world of children’s literature can choose invitations featuring Peggy Bond and Michael Fortnum’s original illustrations of marmalade-loving Paddington Bear.
No matter which design you choose for your little one’s first or second celebration, our online design tool will let you customize every detail to your heart’s content. Smart RSVP tracking and guest messaging will spare you from more quotidian party planning details (and afford you enough time to mix an adults-only batch of punch). Do remember to take a few photos, though. You and your guests can upload any particularly cute snapshots to your event’s online gallery. If you’d prefer a more tangible memory of the day, order a single keepsake of your party’s invitation—a perfect addition to the baby book.
Now that your kid is practically grown up, it’s time for them to graduate to kids’ birthday invitations and, more importantly, kids’ stationery for thank you notes. Write the first few on their behalf—you’ll be modelling excellent adult behavior.