We’re Swooning Over These Invitations for Boy, Girl and Gender-Neutral First Birthdays

Brittny Drye Founder + Editor-in-Chief of Love Inc. Magazine | On-Air Wedding Expert | LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in the Wedding Industry

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I don't even have a kid yet and I'm already plotting first birthday parties and, let me tell ya, I am all about a good theme! And … a good theme starts with the invitation.

Just like weddings, invitations are your guests' first peek into the celebration, so you want to send out a statement. I love the medley of designs that Basic Invite has to offer, ranging from cutesy to sophisticated, whimsical to modern, all of which can really fuel inspiration for the entire party aesthetic.

We've rounded up our favorites for boys, girls and those who want to keep it gender neutral (and this is just the tip of the iceberg for all of their offerings — it was so hard to narrow down our faves!). And the best part? You can completely customize the colors and text, truly making it your own at a fraction of the cost for custom printing. How amazing is that?!


Top left, clockwise: Ice Cream Party Invitation, Newspaper Invitation, Our Little Man Mustache Birthday Invitation, Hot Air Balloon Birthday Invitation


Top left, clockwise: Burlap Banner Birthday Invitation, Geometric Triangles Birthday Invitation, Carousel Birthday Invitation, Bubbles Mini Fold Birthday Invitation


Top left, clockwise: Simple Balloon Birthday Invitation, Our Little Cupcake Birthday Invitation, Fun Giraffe First Birthday Invitation, Polka Dot First Birthday Invitation, The Places You'll Go Invitation, Confetti First Birthday Invitation

And after you throw one epic first birthday party, they have amazing thank you card designs to send out to show appreciation to guests (never to early to teach good manners!). Tell us, which is your fave?


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