Make your daughter’s departure from the kids’ table an event to remember with custom online or paper sweet 16 invitations. If you commemorate the event a year ahead of the crowd, celebrate her quince años with equally lovely quinceañera invitations. Few teenage dreamers can resist thinking pink on their big birthday, and you’ll find designs in rosy hues for any style. Stage a sweetly traditional scene with designs featuring dahlias, roses, and other blossoms perfect for a flower crown. Rifle Paper Co.’s handpainted botanicals bring a little whimsy to the invitations (and can potentially match another Anna Bond-designed birthday gift). For honorees who prefer the shock of the new, find an invitation in hot Schiaparelli pink with natural party accessories like confetti, sparklers, or marquee-inspired typography. Some designs even come stamped in luminous gold or rose gold foil—a regal touch for the queen-for-the-day. Budding fashionistas will fiend for designs from style staples like Oscar de la Renta and kate spade new york.
No matter what design your 16-year-old sweetly demands, you can add the details that you know suit them best. (What else are parents for?) Craft the perfect wording with your choice of fonts and type colors and pick out an appropriately festive backdrop and envelope liner for their invitation. Once you send out the invitation to her BFFs, you’ll be able to track RSVPs and message guests online with ease. Your daughter’s gaggle of gal pals will probably snap a few good selfies at the party, so encourage those artistic instincts—have them upload their favorite photos to the event’s online gallery. For a more traditional coming-of-age souvenir, order a printed keepsake for the family album or organize the entire party with paper sweet 16 and quinceañera invitations.
The road to maturity has been long, we’re sure. Since the journey’s almost complete—almost, we said—let your daughter handle one adult responsibility: thank you notes. Browse cards perfect for displaying a bit of gratitude or order her a set of personal stationery perfect for a handwritten grace note.