A great invitation is the first impression that your guests will have of the fun that's in store for your child's birthday party. Set the tone in style — whether it's via the good old-fashioned USPS or it arrives in your email inbox. We've rounded up 25 of our all-time favorites to inspire the ultimate invitation for your deserving tot. Pass the envelope!
Chic Party Treat
Shut the front door — this party invite is amazing! We're loving the modern, sweet design of this Chic Party Treat: Coral  ($35 for 20). The rounded edges are a bonus!
Look Whoo's Having a Birthday!
Has your tot succumbed to the charms of cuddly owls? If an owl-themed birthday bash is in your future, then you've got to check out these unique handmade Owl Birthday Invitations  ($55 for 20). They're a hoot!
Party Peacock Children's Birthday Party
A modern and bright design that everyone will love! This Party Peacock Children's Birthday Party Invitation  ($64 for 25) is kid-friendly but appealing to an adult aesthetic. It's stunning!
Art Party Cards
Perfect for a little guy or girl, these art party invitations  ($64 for 25) are sure to get their creative juices flowing. We must warn you: art parties can be messy, so be prepared with aprons and smocks  come the big day.
Ice Cream Social Invites
Set the scene of a sweet party (literally) with these ice cream social invites  ($60 for 25). We absolutely love the hand-drawn sundae and colorful typography. The colors are customizable for little boys, as well!
Put the POW in party with these invitations  ($39 for 24). The bold lettering and unique shape will set the tone and get guests excited for a comic-book-inspired bash . You can even top it off with a favorite photo of your little superhero.
How cute and punny! These mustache invites  ($15 for PDF) are completely customizable and printable, so you can invite as many little ones as you please.
Fitting for a boy or girl, a nautical party is a great theme during the Summer. These invitations  ($15) are both printable and customizable.
Circus Spectacular Invitations
Party animals! These circus spectacular invites  ($41 for 25) are perfect for a bright birthday party with lots of fun animal details. Once you send out the invites, get planning using this circus-themed party as inspiration .
Lights, Camera, Invitation!
Simple and sleek, these lights invitations  ($36 for 20) could work for almost any kind of party, like a Hollywood-themed movie soiree.
Celebrate your boy's birthday with a Wild West party by sending out these cowboy invitations  ($18 for 10). They are absolutely adorable and have a cool vintage vibe.
Paperless Post's A Stroll in the Gardens invitation  (two Paperless Post coins) evokes visions of a whimsical Alice in Wonderland-inspired soiree. Send it online, or have it printed to mail.
Conducting a train-themed event? Pingg's Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga! invitation  ($10) is the perfect way to get all the kiddies aboard.
Set the tone for a Where the Wild Things Are party with these stylish (and oh-so-sweet) invites  ($13 for PDF)by Etsy seller Katie Did Designs.
Etsy seller iDIYjr's Gumball Party Invitation  ($15) comes as a customized PDF, so it can be emailed or printed out for your guests.
Up in the Air
No matter your party's theme, Paperless Post's Paris Balloons invitation  (two Paperless Post coins) is a festive way to kick off the celebration.
Chalk It Up
If you're a fan of the chalkboard trend , Pingg has the invitation for you! The Chalkboard Birthday invite  ($10) is meant to be customized with your tot's photo, making it an extraspecial choice.
Celebrate your little man's big day with Max and Mila's überhip Mustache Party Invite  ($22).
Hit the Lanes
Bowling may be associated with kitsch, but your invitations don't have to be. These Hit the Lanes invites  (2 Paperless Post coins) are chic, not cheesy. Send them online or have them printed on luxe card stock.
Set the tone for a Mexican-themed fiesta with these vibrant Mexican flag invites  ($50 for 20) in your choice of festive color combos.
Hippity hop on over to Etsy for these sweet Woodland Party invites  ($16 for PDF).
Ahoy, matey! NC Creative's stylish black-and-white skull and crossbones invitations  ($30) are sweet, not spooky.
Set the tone for your little man's special day with this mustache and necktie invitation  ($35 for 15) in crisp yellow and navy.
It's a Jungle Out There
We love the juxtaposition of a soft color palette with a wild theme on these Zebra Party Invites  ($64 for 25).
Fire Alarm Fun
Sound the alarm for this adorable firetruck invite  ($64 for 25) by Minted.