First birthday invitations

Make baby's birthday a piece of cake with customizable 1st birthday invitation templates. Choose invites to match a theme, track RSVPs, and send your way—via email, text message, or shareable link.

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Consider your baby’s first birthday party invitation the kickoff to a lifetime of great soirées. Get ready to say happy 1st birthday to the little guest-of-honor, with an inaugural birthday candle and an online 1st birthday invitation as cute as they are (but considerably easier to manage). They’ll never be this young again, so feel free to go big on sentimental first birthday invitation designs. Send out nursery-inspired first birthday party invitations decked out in woodblock toys, illustrated animals, and other playroom staples. Put a portrait of your kid in the spotlight on a first birthday photo invitation (provided you can get your honoree to hold still for the shutter).

When to send invitations first birthday invitations

We recommend sending first birthday invitations 4 weeks before the event.

First birthday invitation templates

If you’re more interested in underlining the celebratory mood, choose 1st birthday invites featuring festive accouterments like mylar balloons, streamers, and mod confetti—templates that let you put a touch of haute design on your otherwise kid-friendly invitations. If you’d prefer to put your little ones on a more classic footing for the future, we also have first bday invitations with classic florals and understated metallic foil designs that shepherd them into a beautiful tradition of entertaining. Planning a sweet treat? We have cake smash invitations. Want to go a little wild with your theme? Customize where the wild things are first birthday invitations in our design tool too.

Give your little one an illustrious start with happy 1st birthday invitations featuring beloved characters from page and screen. You’ll find first birthday invitation templates inspired by beloved children’s classics and contemporary silver screen favorites as well. Kick off your little one’s 1st birthday party with help from Elmo, Big Bird, the Cookie Monster, and the rest of the friendly crew. Our Sesame Street 1st birthday party invites are perfect for an Elmo or Muppet-themed bash. Those who’d prefer to go further back into the world of children’s literature can choose first birthday invitations featuring original illustrations of marmalade-loving Paddington Bear.

Send online 1st birthday invitations

But no matter which 1st birthday invitation template you choose for your little one’s first party, our online design templates will let you customize every detail to your heart’s content. Each of our first birthday invitations includes smart RSVP tracking helps you keep track of your headcount so you know who’s coming. While 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.

When your kid is practically grown up, graduate them from 1st bday invites to kids’ birthday invitations and, more importantly, online kids’ thank you cards. Write the first few on their behalf—you’ll be modeling excellent adult behavior. And you’ll probably be doing it for a few more years, too.

Virtual first birthday ideas

Baby’s first FaceTime! Keep it simple for a Zoom first birthday. Set up a video chat with grandparents to open gifts or stream your baby’s obligatory cake tasting, also known as a cake smash. We can design complimentary Zoom backgrounds to pair with any invite. Just contact our support team.