Obviously, the age and personality of the child will play a big part in deciding what type of kids’ birthday invitations you will end up using, so you should keep that in mind while searching around for ideas. Some styles of kids’ birthday invitations can be quite expensive and in my opinion, that is totally unnecessary since they are basically just throw away items. You can get great looking invitations that fit any budget, which allows you to spend money on the more important things such as cake! You never see anyone smiling next to their kids’ birthday invitation when you look in any photo album, right?
Another big decider in choosing kids birthday invites is whether or not the party has some kind of theme to it. For example, it may be a party based on his or her favorite cartoon characters, TV shows such as American Idol, or something more traditional such as pirates, fairies, or Barbie. One of the popular things to do these days is personalized kids birthday invitations with a photo of the child, particularly for the little ones, and using that as a background for the invitation or simply using the photo on the front and having the details on the back.
If the child is old enough, then I will always recommend sitting down with them and letting them decide on the style of kids birthday invitations and theme of the party. After all it’s their birthday, and it should be all about them and what makes them happy. Sometimes kids have an imagination that is a little bit too big for your budget though. That’s when you will need to suggest changes, but at least you can get an idea of what they want even if you can’t follow their wishes exactly. We sometimes fall under the misconception that every little thing we do for our kids is going to reflect back to us and that is why we should do our best. That is not true. We should do our best to make our kids happy, not because we care about what some people might say!
There are many websites which can be found with a few simple searches that offer kids birthday invitation templates, especially for first birthday invitations, allowing you to edit them and fill in the blanks before printing them at home or at a print shop. This is probably the cheapest way to go about it and can actually yield some surprisingly good results if you take your time. If you don’t have a good printer at home though, you will probably want to take it somewhere to get it professionally done. It still shouldn’t be too expensive that way, but you might have to shop around.