Sweet Birthday party inspiration

 

Looking for inspiration for your kid's birthday celebration? 

For those of you who don't know, I design invitations for Minted*. Often the most fun designs to create are for children's birthdays. Kids are so into parties, especially when they're really little. Cake (smashing!), games, presents, and goodie bags. And candy! 

My birthday party invitation, Sweet Birthday*, isn't gender specific, but it's perfect for girls. The fun and festive type overlaying your favorite photo of your sweet birthday girl are a perfect pairing. And did we say candy?

 Sweet Birthday children's party invitations by Ann Gardner for Minted.com

Sweet Birthday children's party invitations by Ann Gardner for Minted.com

Need some party inspiration?

This design was inspired by brightly colored candy. Remember candy buttons? The invitation features a full bleed photo with text overlay in white and bright colors. Confetti design touches are "sprinkled" throughout the suite, as well as solid bright colors to add interest. Are you sold yet? If not, here are a few party ideas to get you in the Sweet Birthday* mood:

 1) Bright graphic striped spoons from  SucreShop   2) Colorful treat bags from  Oriental Trading   3) Confetti milkshake how-to via  Sprinkle Bakes   4) DIY confetti filled balloons via  DIY Network   5) DIY painted folding chairs via  The Moon and Me  6) Pink and orange garland from  Etsy  7) Dessert display via  Sweet Style   8) Candy buttons via  Retroland .

1) Bright graphic striped spoons from SucreShop  2) Colorful treat bags from Oriental Trading  3) Confetti milkshake how-to via Sprinkle Bakes  4) DIY confetti filled balloons via DIY Network  5) DIY painted folding chairs via The Moon and Me 6) Pink and orange garland from Etsy 7) Dessert display via Sweet Style  8) Candy buttons via Retroland.

Minted* has a great selection of children's invitations if you're thinking of a different theme for your party. With a full suite of coordinated paper goods, from invitations to thank you notes, favor tags and stickers, you can easily coordinate your celebration in one place. Whether or not you choose Sweet Birthday* for your child's invitation, I hope the colorful ideas above have inspired you to create a fun and festive day for your special birthday girl or boy.

Let's make the world a happier place, one smile at a time!
--Ann

*Just so you know: I'm a proud affiliate of these (*) products and services, and I get a small commission from each sale.