Author: Pablo A. Yawny | Last update: 2023-10-04

How to make birthday invitations: Free and Online!

Creating the best birthday invitation may seem like a complicated task, filling us with doubts about the overall design, information, or tone when writing.

Don't worry, in the following article, we will discuss the most important points for creating a birthday invitation. Don't miss it!

How to make birthday invitations: Free and Online!


When creating an invitation, it is important to pay attention to the following points:

  • Illustrative Image
  • Birthday Title
  • Date
  • Time
  • Event Location
  • Name

llustrative Image

Among different ideas, depending on the age, you can choose a character admired from television, a movie, an athlete, an artist...

Another good choice can be an activity they enjoy, such as a sport or hobby.

You can also choose the image based on the type of party (e.g., birthday, baby shower, slumber party, baptism, communion, costume party, or others) or depending on where the party will be held (e.g., a house with a pool, a club, or a party hall).

Finally, if the party is for a baby, remember that you can opt for a more general theme, among the most popular being forest animals, jungle creatures, butterflies, teddy bears, sheep, and more.

Birthday Title

As we have mentioned before, invitations should not be limited to just providing a date and time for the event; they can also give guests a glimpse of the party atmosphere by including an introductory phrase.

For example:

  • "Mom and Dad wish for you to join us in celebrating the day I came into their lives. We look forward to sharing a special family moment with you."
  • "My birthday is approaching, and to celebrate such a special occasion, I would like to have equally special people with me."
  • "We're looking for friends to celebrate a birthday. We offer a party, fun, music, and cake. If you meet the requirements, we'll be waiting for you."

You can see more phrases in the following article: Phrases for Children's Birthday Cards.

Date of the Event

Choosing a date and communicating it well in advance is important so that guests can reserve that day to attend.

It should be noted that there may always be reasons that could affect the number of confirmed guests at the party, such as the weather, which could require rescheduling the event if it's outdoors.

To avoid these complications, choose a date for the party during times when the weather maintains pleasant temperatures, unless the party is by a pool.

Another good time to celebrate a party is before or after the holidays.

Lastly, consider that in December, many people travel to other cities to celebrate the holidays with their families, so proximity to Christmas and New Year's will also affect the number of guests.


Again, the timing should be decided based on the age of the party's protagonist.

  • For a party for babies, aged 1 to 3, the best time is from noon, with a duration of up to two to three hours at most.
  • For children aged 4 to 8, the party can be scheduled from noon and end at 4:00 PM.
  • If it's a birthday party for someone between 8 and 13 years old, you can choose to have the party starting at 4:00 PM.

Event Location

Whether you want the party to be at your home, a rented space, or outdoors, the address should always be as complete as possible:

  • If it's taking place outside the home, include the name of the venue (party hall, club, park, etc.).
  • Include intersections if necessary.


All the information for the party invitation would be incomplete without the name of the guest of honor in the header.

To add a more unique touch to the invitation, consider using the birthday celebrant's nickname instead of their full name.


On the english site of Fiestas con Ideas, we have an online invitation creator with over 5000 free invitation templates featuring a wide variety of children's characters, themes, and event types.

Once you've selected the invitation template or model, you can edit it online to personalize all the event details. The process is very easy, and you don't need any experience or knowledge of design programs.

The first step is to find on our website the invitation template or model with the character or theme you like the most, or that your children like the most.

We recommend using our website's "general search" to find invitations with the characters or themes you are looking for.

The second step is to complete a brief form that allows you to customize all the invitation's details. To make the invitation more attractive, the invitation builder also allows you to customize and select different fonts for the text.

Make an invitation online with Fiestas con Ideas for free
It is very easy to make an invitation online with Fiestas con Ideas

As the third and final step, we generate the new invitation with the "Generate Invitation" button.

The personalized invitations are now ready, and all that's left is to decide whether you want to print the invitations, download them as a PDF file, or share them via WhatsApp with all the guests (It's worth noting that all three options are completely free).


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About the Author: Pablo A. Yawny

I always loved celebrating birthdays and since I became the father of Thiago and Nicolás, my wish was for them to have birthdays that they remember with great joy.

I am a designer and every year I design their invitations and birthday kits with all the characters they like. This is how birthdays of Cars, Fortnite, Hot Wheels, Stranger Things, Wednesday Addams and many more themes passed.

I hope to share with you a little bit of everything I know how to do and I hope it will be very useful to you.