Create personalised party invitations

For birthdays, anniversaries, and all other happy occasions.

Organising a big birthday bash for yourself or a loved one? Make sure that your friends and family members are all going to be there to help celebrate by sending personalised party invitations. We make it easy for you to create unique personalised party invitations, ready to tick off that first item on your party planning checklist. With a range of designs, you will be able to personalise your invitations to suit the occasion, the party theme and even the age of the lucky birthday boy or girl! All of the text can be personalised so go ahead and turn our birthday invitations into invitations for your housewarming party or even just a fancy dinner party. Take a look at our guide on how to create personalised party invitations online for some hints and tips to help you design the right invitations for your festivities.

How to choose your party invitations

Do not let yourself be restricted by the sample text on our invitations! In reality, any of the invitations on our website can be personalised to turn them into birthday or party invitations. If your favourite invitation on our website is actually one of our wedding invitations, then a simple change of wording will allow you to turn it into 50th birthday invitations or even Diamond wedding anniversary invitations. The options are endless, so focus on finding the perfect design, and then worry about the party invitation wording later!

If you already have a party theme or colour scheme in mind then you can use the helpful filters on the left-hand side of the catalogue of birthday invitations to filter the party invitations by colour, format and even by the designer. You may also wish to take a look at the following collections of invitations to help narrow down your choice:

  • Foiled birthday invitations: perfect for a sophisticated party, the luxurious metallic foiling will add a touch of glamour to your party invitations.
  • Photo birthday invitations: add a photo of the happy couple to your wedding anniversary invitations or upload a baby photo to your birthday invitations to show how much you have changed over the years.

Don’t forget that we may also be able to make changes to some of our existing designs to suit your occasion. If you want to see one of our party invitations in a different colour or wish to add a photo to one of our designs, then just ask and we will see what we can do! Please note that some of these changes may involve a small one-off surcharge to cover the time it takes for our graphic designers to create the bespoke version of our invitations.

Still not sure which of our party invitations is your favourite? Why not order personalised samples of each of the invitations you like, that way you can see which one you prefer in print!

Personalise your party invitation wording online

Once you have chosen your favourite design for your birthday invitations, you can go ahead and personalise them using our online editing tool. Replace our sample text with the details of your party, and choose your preferred font, as well as the size and colour of your text. When writing your birthday invitations you should include:

  • Your name
  • Age (if a milestone)
  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Theme/Dress code
  • RSVP deadline
  • RSVP contact details

If you are still having difficulty putting pen to paper when it comes to your party invitations or are looking to be a bit more creative, then you can take a look at our party invitation wording ideas. We have suggested texts for your birthday invitations and well as other types of parties. Our customer service team will also be more than happy to help you find the right words to get across your party theme, and our proofreaders will double check your invitations for spelling errors!

Choose a photo for your party invitations

Photos can bring a bit of fun and personality to your party invitations. Add an embarrassing photo to the surprise birthday invitations for your sister’s 30th birthday, or dig out one of your parents’ wedding photos to invite your family members to a dinner party in honour of their 50th wedding anniversary. No matter what the occasion we are sure that you can find a photo design to suit.

Simply upload your photos to your online account and then drag and drop your chosen photos onto your party invitations. The photo will be automatically resized and you can even add photo effects if you so wish. Our graphic designers will also take a look at your photo party invitations, as part of our complimentary retouching service, to optimise the quality of your images for printing. Take a look at our photo advice to find out more about the format and quality of photo required for your photo invitations.

Choose the finishing touches for your party invitations

As with all of our personalised stationery, your party invitations come with a range of finishing touches. Whilst creating your personalised invitations you will be asked to choose from our:

  • High-quality paper types: choose textured ivory paper for a more classic feel, whilst our satin coated paper is ideal for a glossy photo finish.
  • Range of envelopes: from elegant ivory to bright yellow, we have envelopes to match all of our party invitations. White and ivory envelopes included as standard.

These finishing touches will help you make your invites truly unique, so do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly customer service team if you need any help choosing your paper or envelopes.

Matching personalised stationery for your party

Depending on the style or theme of your party, you may wish to create matching stationery for the big day. Some of our party invitations also appear in our range of wedding stationery, so you can find a range of matching products. If you are hosting a formal dinner party for your special occasion, then our wedding menu cards and wedding place cards may come in handy, and your party guests will be impressed to see that you have gone to the effort of tying them in with your party invitations!

When should I send my party invitations?

You can send out your party invitations anywhere between 2 to 8 weeks before the event, depending on the formality of the party. The notice that you give your guests will depend on whether people will be required to take time off work and whether or not they are travelling from a distance. Informal dinner party invitations can be sent with very little notice, whereas you may wish to have your headcount well in advance if you are organising a wedding anniversary party with a lot of guests.