Birthday Party Invites

September 23, 2009 | By | Comments (0)

People often ask me for recommendations when it comes to choosing an invitation for a special birthday party, bridal shower, or other such event that merits more than an Evite. 

Don’t get me wrong, I love Evite – especially since they came out with these

But there are certain times when a party calls for a mailed invitation, and you want that mailed invitation to say something about just what a splendid party it is going to be! What can I say – I’m a bit old fashioned in this regard – the invite sets the tone for the occasion. 

So here are my two go-to sources – both are fill-in invitations, which I love because they are the perfect compromise between the tailored look of a printed invite and that extra personal touch of something handwritten.

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These Fill-in-Invitations are one of my favorite items from Felix Doolittle, which makes some of my favorite stationary. They are $40 for 10 invites on heavy cardstock, with sophisticated rounded corners and watercolor illustrations (lots of options there) – not cheap, but worth the splurge for a special occasion. 

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Kate’s Paperie is my other fave go-to for invites, among oodles of other stationary items. These Birthday Balloon fill-in invites are great for a child’s birthday party – playful yet way more stylish than anything involving a Nickelodeon cartoon. They’d also work for a grown up who has a whimsical spirit. They’re only $17 for 10 cards – which breaks down to less than $2/card.

Do you have any favorite sources for invitations? Does anyone share my love of the fill-in-invite? Happy Celebrating!