Of course, nowadays you can quickly invite guests to your child’s birthday party via Whatsapp or email. However, this is not very personal and creative. That’s why we have put together 5 great ideas for invitations to a child’s birthday party. This way, you can impress the invited guests before the party has even started.
1. sweet foretaste
This birthday invitation is more suitable for handing over than for sending. The guests are surprised with a little nibble. Here’s how to do it:
- Buy as many chocolate bars or dextrose rolls as guests are invited.
- Cut out small butterfly shapes from coloured paper..
- Decorate and label the shapes.
- Make two cuts in the middle of the shapes and stick the chocolate or dextrose rolls through them.
- The cute little butterfly invitations are ready.
2. Football Party
Perfect for a football theme party and for football-loving children. For example, during the World Cup or European Championship. This is how you do it:
- Draw a football field with a white pencil or white paint on a green, sturdy paper in A5 format.
- Make a football out of white and black paper and stick it on the football field.
- Label the ball and the pitch with names and party details.
Extra tip: The invitation can also be decorated with artificial grass carpet or with small pictures of your child’s favourite players.
3. A cake for each guest
The invitation cake is a great craft for younger children. You will need colourful decorative tape, a blank card and felt tip pens. This is how you do it:
- Place the card upright in front of you.
- Cut four pieces of tape with different designs in graduated lengths. The longest piece should be shorter than the width of the card.
- Glue the pieces horizontally, like layers of cake, onto the card. The shortest piece goes on top.
- For the candle, stick a strip piece vertically on the birthday cake..
- Draw the flame on the card with a felt-tip pen.
- Draw a big number over the strips that corresponds to the age of the birthday child.
- On the back of the card, write down all the details of the party.
4. Prince/Princess Party
Ideal for a motto party with a prince or princess theme. Here’s how to do it:
- At the beginning of the year, collect golden paper crowns around Epiphany or order the crowns online.
- Then write all the details about the party in felt pen on the inside of the crowns.
Extra tip: You can also cut out the golden paper crowns yourself, glue them together and decorate them as you like. If you don’t like crowns, you can also make and decorate a princess wand with a long strip of paper and a paper star.
5. Farm Party
This invitation is great for a farm themed party or for animal loving kids. Here’s how to do it:
- Get some round paper plates.
- Paint and stick things on the bottom of the paper plates to make little animal faces (e.g. paint black spots for a cow, a yellow paper triangle for a chicken’s beak, wool threads for a horse’s mane, wiggly eyes, etc.).
- Write your invitation text with a felt-tip pen on the front of the paper plate.
Extra tip: You can enhance your invitation with real hay or straw bales in miniature format. You can also write the invitation on a small, rolled piece of paper and hide it in the mini bale.