When you’re planning your child’s birthday party, along with choosing the logistics, you also need to choose a theme and corresponding invitations. Your birthday invitation choices will depend largely on whether you are planning a formal or casual birthday party.
Choosing Kids Birthday Invitations
Kids birthday invitations almost always incorporate an element of fun since the audience is children instead of adults. Even the most formal children’s party still needs to entertain and be fun for the guests. This can include games or an activity that everyone can enjoy.
The invitations you choose should reflect the overall tone of the party you’re planning. If your child wants a modern formal party, perhaps celebrating a 13th birthday, the invitations should reflect elegance. Of course, if it’s a backyard event with active games, you should send kids birthday invitations that reflect the casual atmosphere of the party. This will ensure the kids are prepared and dressed appropriately.
Modern and Formal Birthday Invitations
Milestone birthdays could be celebrated with a more formal tone. Girls might want to have a tea party, whereby you could host one in your home or invite a group of girls to a local teahouse for afternoon birthday tea. Your kids birthday invitations could feature delicate ivory or even pale pink paper with a teacup border or perhaps be shaped like a teacup. Don’t forget to match the envelopes to the invitations with a pastel foil liner.
Another modern yet formal birthday party might include a sit down dinner in a nice restaurant or a spring fling dance for budding teenagers. The invitations could sport an elegant silver border to denote a formal party, but use modern dark purple block lettering to offset the formal invitation and inject a modern, young color.
Casual Birthday Invitations
In general, kids birthday parties tend to be more casual, and finding invitations to suit your party and theme shouldn’t be difficult. If you’re having a sports theme, you might choose invitations with a border of various sports balls and even ask guests to bring the ball for their favorite sport. This tells guests that the party will be casual and active, and kids can dress appropriately.
Another outdoor hit with kids would be a pool party. Your birthday invitations could feature a giant swimming pool with a slide or diving board and let guests know to bring towels and bathing suits for the party. If you have a budding race car driver, you might take a group of kids go-kart racing for the afternoon, and then cool off with some ice cream cake and soda.
If your child is young and has a favorite cartoon character, you might incorporate that character into your theme. For example, you might host a general Disney party where each child comes dressed like their favorite Disney character, or you could specify a particular movie or TV show as your theme. Your invites could then feature one or several characters fitting your theme and the fun nature of the birthday invitation will denote a casual affair.
Whether you choose a formal or casual celebration, as long as your birthday invitations match the atmosphere and tone of the party, it’s sure to be a success.