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The Perfect Birthday Invitation Templates for Every Kind of Party

By Melanie Doncas | Designer Tutorials Inspiration

Looking to throw the best birthday party of the century? Whether it’s a grand, formal event or an intimate get-together with close friends, every great birthday party has one thing in common: they all start with the perfect invite. After all, the invite is what communicates the birthday party’s most important details, including the theme, which gets your guests’ excitement bubbling!

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Forget spending heaps of time or money creating the perfect birthday invitation though. BeFunky’s Birthday Invitation Maker has a wide array of fully customizable invitation templates for every kind of birthday party. Just choose your favorite, swap in a photo or two, edit the party details, and you’re ready to send them out. Hip-hip-hooray! 

Birthday Invitation Inspiration

If you’re planning the perfect soiree but are in need of some invitation inspiration – look no further! The following invitation templates have got you covered for the big event, including everything from cute first birthdays to coming-of-age Quinceñearas and beyond.

First Birthday Invitations

Let’s face it: a baby’s first trip around the sun is a pretty big deal, but what doting mom or dad has time to focus on getting the invitation just right? As baby’s first birthday milestone, there’s no doubt you – or your guests – will want to keep the invite for years to come.

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It might sound like a lot of pressure, but thankfully, BeFunky’s professionally designed birthday invite templates will help save both time and stress.

Quinceñearas and Sweet 16 Soirèes

Is there a grander, more anticipated birthday party than a Quinceñeara or Sweet 16 soirèe? Typically big, formal events, these coming-of-age birthdays require an equally-as-elegant invitation to set the tone.

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Cut some serious dollars off your budget by using one of our beautifully designed invitation templates. Who needs an expensive graphic designer when professionally designed invitations are already at your fingertips?

Celebrating Every New Decade

Entering into a new decade is a big deal for anyone, but it shouldn’t be a reason to fret. Celebrate another year wiser in style – no matter what age! Whether it’s a “dirty thirty house party” or a 60th spent sipping cocktails in a restaurant overlooking the sea - we’ve got the perfect templates to help celebrate it all.

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Themed Invitations

If there’s one way to make your guests feel as involved as possible in your big day or night, it’s to have them dress-up to a fun or fancy theme.

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Whether it’s a roaring 20s dance party, a tropical luau, or a combination of both (everything on the templates is customizable, even the theme!), we’ve got all you need to have the party you want. 

How To Design Your Own Birthday Party Invitations

Let’s get this party started! To design your own birthday party invitation, head to BeFunky’s Graphic Designer. The Start a Design menu will automatically appear to help you select the perfect template, but you can also get to the Template Library by clicking the Search Templates button while in the Templates tab. Once you’re there, click on Events and Cards in the left menu, followed by Birthdays. Then, just select a birthday invitation template that takes your fancy!

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Begin customizing your template by swapping out the template’s existing photo for one of your own. To do this, click on the image and then select Replace from the Image Properties toolbar which appears and choose a file from your Computer to replace the image with.

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Alternatively, you can navigate to Image Manager from the main menu on the left (the top icon) and upload your desired image from your computer, Facebook, or BeFunky. Then, simply drag-and-drop the image thumbnail from your upload to replace the existing image on the template.

Next up, you’ll want to change the background color of your invite if you wish to make it more cohesive with your chosen photo or theme. Navigate to the Customize tab in the main menu and select a Background Color swatch of your choosing, or click on the first swatch to open the Color Palette. This will let you select any background color you could imagine, type in a specific Color HEX Code, or use the Eyedropper Tool to choose a color already present in your template.

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You can also customize the look of your template’s existing text, if you wish, by selecting any textbox with your mouse. When you click on a text box, a Text Properties toolbar appears, allowing you to alter elements such as Font, Font Size, Color, Spacing, and more. To change the color, select the Text Color tile to gain access to the Color Palette and select your desired shade from here. Don’t forget, you can also input the Color HEX Code if you know it or use the Eyedropper Tool.

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You’ll also need to edit the invite’s existing text to reflect your party’s own details. To do this, click on any text box on your template twice and type what you wish for it to say. Again, you can use the Text Properties toolbar to get the look you want. 

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Once you’re happy with how your birthday party invitation looks, it’s time to save it so you can share it with your guests. Click the Save menu at the top of the page and select your desired destination. 

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If you want to print out your invitations, we recommend choosing the Computer option in the Save menu and saving your invite as a .PDF file in Print quality.

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This keeps your design looking clear and crisp when printed, as it saves in high resolution. If you’d rather share the invite digitally via text or email, the .jpg or .png options will do just fine.

Final Results

Stunning, right? It's so easy to whip up birthday party invitations with our templates, whether you're planning your own or throwing one for a friend!

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Remember, a great party starts with the perfect invite, and thanks to BeFunky’s Birthday Invitation Maker, this is now easier (and cheaper!) than ever. Within just a few clicks of your mouse, you’ll have a party invitation that’s as unique as you, leaving you more time to plan the menu, your outfit, or a rockin’ playlist. Three cheers to that!

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