How to Write Birthday Invitation Wording For Kids
Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images
You've decided on a birthday party theme with your child, now it's time to choose the perfect invitations to send to her guests.
Not only should the invites match the colours or theme your little one has selected, the documents should also contain important party details, along with a catchy phrase or two to get guests excited about the event. Wording the invitation in your child's voice will also help to further personalise the invite.
Consider the theme of your child's birthday party when choosing invitations. For instance, a celebration with a clown or circus theme calls for an invitation in the shape of a circus tent or clown face; an invitation in the shape of a tea cup is appropriate for a birthday party with a tea party theme. Let your child help you pick the invitations, so the documents are a true reflection of your little one's personality.
Come up with an attention-getting phrase for the beginning of the invitation. For a Western or cowboy-themed party, an introduction like "Yeehaw! You've been invited to the best birthday shindig in the land! Y'all join us at (child's name)'s ranch for a good time!" Tailor the phrase to the theme.
Write or type the rest of the invitation in kid-friendly language, or work with your little one to compose the rest of his birthday party invitation. For instance, if there are spaces on the invitation labelled "time," "place" and "date," help your child write something like "The party starts at 3 -- don't be late!" instead of simply filling the blank with "3 pm." If there aren't specific spaces in the invitations, let your child dictate the wording to you and type important information in bold. For example, if your child says something like "The party's at my house! The address is (type the address in bold). It's on my birthday, which is July 12th (type the date in bold), and we start at four o'clock (type the time in bold)."
End the invitation with a short phrase from your child, so the guests can feel some of your little one's excitement and start looking forward to the party themselves. Something like "Can't wait to see you!" or "Hope to see you there!" is sufficient.
Allow your little one to sign her name at the end of the invitation or to add a sticker to the end of the invite if she's too young to write and simply wants to add more of her personality to the invitation.
- Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images