The wording on a girl's birthday invitation sets the theme for the party. Before choosing an invitation, consider what you want to convey. Is it a surprise party? Guests will need to keep a secret. Is grandma turning 90? Write about the sweet life she continues to have. Once you have the wording and theme of a girl's party invitation, search for the actual invitation.
When a 1-year birthday approaches, look back on baby's "firsts." Write "Kate is turning 1; Come and celebrate a bit; See her first cake because she will be wearing it!" Or, "First smile, first laugh, first tooth, first step, first birthday!; Join in celebrating Olivia's special day." A sport-oriented theme is also popular for girls turning 1. Both girls and boys enjoy learning to walk, roll a ball and throw. A little girl's invitation will say: "After 12 months in the minor leagues, Jill is hitting the big O-N-E!"
Show how active your toddler or school-age girl is with an invitation that expresses her interests. For a swimming party, use the saying "Alexander is turning 5, so come on over to swim and dive!; There will be ice cream, cake and our favorite treats, and the pool will help us beat the heat!" In addition, throw a party at an indoor play area with invitations that read: "It's Sarah's 2nd birthday and we are about to flip; So come and join her to run, tumble and skip!" Or, "Wear your leotards we'll jump, bounce and cheer; Come help celebrate Ava's 6th year!"
Older girls feel a sense of accomplishment when reaching age 16. Word the invitation to express what stages are ahead. "Farewell to dollies, blankies and toys; Welcome to make-up texting and boys!" Or, "It was all about braces, pigtails and toys; Now we usher in driving, parties and boys!" For a more formal party, write: "Jessica's sweet 16 is here at last; Dinner, music and dancing, what a blast!"
Put a picture of the birthday girl on an invitation and invite the guests to a surprise party. For an older girl, have the invitation read: "There's a birthday party and you are invited to show; But don't tell Leslie because she does not know; So here is a word to the wise; Come early because it is a surprise!" A younger girl's invitation reads: "We have a surprise for someone you know; We want you to come and be part of the show!" For the mature group of gal pals, write: "Amy is turning 30, of that she is aware; But we want to surprise her; With all of us there!"
Girls of all ages enjoy a princess theme. For a sweet 16, throw a princess-themed party with invitations that read: "An enchanted night is the scene; Our princess Gabriella is turning 16!; The magnificent day is here at last; Dinner and dancing, a dynamic blast!" For the younger princess, say: "We have some big news the whole world should be told!; Our little princess is turning 7 years old!" In addition, a toddler invitation reads: "Bippidy, Boppidy, Boo!; Jane is turning 2!"
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