Funny Birthday Invitation Ideas

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Funny Birthday Invitation Ideas
Send funny birthday invitations to let guests know the date and time of the party. (Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

Birthday parties are happy occasions full of friends, family and exciting activities. Before guests even arrive at your party, pique their excitement for the event with an interesting invitation. If the birthday boy or girl enjoys humour, send out funny invitations. When creating your invitations, you have several styles of humour from which to choose.

Funny Kid's Invitations

Children usually love to laugh and will likely enjoy helping you pick out or create funny birthday party invitations. Ask the birthday child to name her favourite cartoon characters; many invitations are available for kids that feature popular cartoon characters and a humorous saying. Also consider invitations that feature pictures of animals. If the invitation is blank inside, write a funny joke kids will be able to understand. As an enticement to come to the party, write the joke in the card but leave out the answer. If guests can figure out the answer to the joke, give them small prizes at the party.

Older Adult's Invitations

If the party is for an older adult, generally between 30 and 40, you may be able to poke fun at his ageing status. Of course, only do so if you are absolutely certain he won't mind. Some people will laugh along with the teasing, while others may be offended. You may want to consult the birthday person to be sure. If he does not mind, write messages in the invitations such as "Almost over the hill!" or "Come to Mary's birthday party. She's getting old, so there might not be another one!"

Funny Party Themes

If the birthday person likes to laugh and have fun, consider basing the entire party on a humorous theme. Ask yourself what the birthday person likes. If she enjoys Western movies, for instance, put a picture of a cowboy in the invitation and write a message explaining that everyone must wear Western-themed clothing or costumes. You can also have everyone wear outfits from other time periods, such as the 1970s or 1980s. Include a funny message or comment that completes the invitation.

Rhymes, Poems and One-Liners

Funny poems, rhymes and jokes are usually suitable for people of all ages. Some material is geared toward adults, rather than children, however; take care not to write a potentially offensive joke in a child's invitation. When writing a poem for an invitation, include all the details of the party, such as the time, date, venue and any planned activities. If you don't want to write a poem, include a short, witty comment that will make guests laugh and look forward to the party.

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