First birthday party invitation wording ideas

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First birthday party invitation wording ideas
Firsts mark a baby's first year of life. (first tooth image by Vladislav Gajic from

The first year of life of a child's life calls for a birthday celebration. While the baby may not know what all the fuss is about, you will. Find the words for your baby's first birthday party invitation to express the joy that has built up since her birth. Include words to describe your excitement, your baby and party details.

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General Wording Ideas

Let your words ring out with your joy at baby's approaching first birthday. Use language that excites and informs your invitees. The website, Cards Shoppe offers suggestions for first birthday party invitation verbiage that communicates your happiness and your pride. One example from the website:

"It's __'s 1st Birthday.

Mommy and Daddy are

throwing a bash.

Her friends are coming,

So it's sure to be smash!"

Add the day, date, time and location. Include a map and/or directions, if necessary. Close with RSVP.

Write invitations to build excitement for a first birthday party.
Write invitations to build excitement for a first birthday party. (party invitation image by robert mobley from

Theme Wording Ideas

First birthday parties invite creative themes. Word your baby's party invitations using verbiage that reflects the theme of her first birthday bash. For a jungle theme, for example, you might write,

"In the jungle, the quiet jungle,

The lion sleeps tonight ... "

But not us

On Saturday, September 9

At 1:00 p.m.

1219 Orchid Lane

Join us as we echo Tarzan's yell,

It's Jenna's first birthday!


Invite guests to a western-themed party.

Our little cow (boy/girl) is turning 1!

We're rounding up the tykes and moms and dads

To celebrate the year we've had

Watching little (name) grow so big.

Join us, won't you?

On Saturday March 19

2:00 p.m.


First birthday party invitation wording ideas
Word first birthday invitations for a jungle theme. (lion image by david purday from

Boys and Girls Wording Ideas

Use invitation wording that mentions a girl's or a boy's first birthday party. The website, Purple Trail, provides this example of invitation verbiage for a boy's first birthday party invitation.

"Come one, come all and join the fun!

Our baby Einstein is turning 1!"

Or use Purple Trail's example for a 1-year-old girl's birthday party invitation.

"First teeth, first curls,

Our little girl's crawling around

Molly is growing by leaps and bounds.

There is one more first to celebrate

With balloons, a candle and a cake!"

First birthday party invitation wording ideas
Include party details when wording birthday invitations. (Balloons image by elmgrover from

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