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1st Birthday Invitation Wording

It's here, it's here! After a year full of the ups and downs only a new baby can bring along, your little one is celebrating his first birthday!

Whether you opt for an extravagant 1st birthday party or take a more casual approach, you'll want to send out an invitation to let guests know how excited you are for this milestone birthday and how much you'd love for them to share in the celebration.

Here are a few general word selections we love for any 1st birthday invitation:

Balloons, streamers and ONE candle on a cake,

______'s FIRST birthday is certain to be

as happy a celebration only (s)he could make!


It's finally here!

Time to celebrate ______'s first year!

Please come and join the fun,

we're so excited our ______ is turning one!


______ is celebrating his/her very first year!

We're planning to celebrate with lots of cake and fun,

but it just wouldn't be the same without you here.

So let us know if you can come,

we're so excited ______ is turning ONE!


We’re planning a special celebration!

Our little ______ is turning ONE

And we hope you’ll join in the fun.


More 1st Birthday Invitation Tips

As important as it is to convey your excitement and happiness in your invitation, it's also essential you include certain information for your guests, too.

Here's a list of must-have info for your invitation:




RSVP Date/Contact

You may want to include additional information as well. For instance, will you requests guests refrain from giving gifts? Or perhaps you're planning a game for the older guests and want them to bring along a photo of themselves at their first birthday party?

Remember, your invitation should do two things: get guests excited to celebrate and share all the relevant info they need! Facts come first, then theme and embellishments.

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