Unicorn and Gemstone Inspired Birthday Party Invitations

These unicorn and gemstone inspired birthday party invitations are perfect if you’re in the mood for something magical, festive, and just plain fun! This bright pink invitation suite, complete with the most adorable gemstone envelope liner, was designed by Briana of Flyover Design Co. I imagine that quite a bit of giggling ensued while guests played pin the horn on the unicorn!

Unicorn and Gemstone Inspired Birthday Party Invitations by Flyover Design Co.

From Briana: We designed this unicorn-themed invitation suite for a lucky four-year-old girl’s upcoming birthday party. The client’s main request when contacting us to help with the party was to incorporate hand-drawn unicorns, watercolor washes, and geometric elements while staying in the desired pink color palette.

Unicorn and Gemstone Inspired Birthday Party Invitations by Flyover Design Co.

Our process began with the illustration of the unicorn—we hand-drew a few variations of unicorns for the client to choose from. Once the unicorn design was selected, we started on the main 5×7 invitation. The final invitation includes all of the party details with design elements including: watercolor, hand-lettering, and gold-foil printing. After completing the main invitation, we moved on to the envelope liners to accompany the suite. The liners incorporated the same geometric gemstones from the 5×7 invitation while staying in the pink color palette. From there, we created party favors for the event.

Unicorn and Gemstone Inspired Birthday Party Invitations by Flyover Design Co.

The favors and details we created include laser cut wood unicorns that were wrapped around the invitations and the napkins at the party with gold and white twine. We added holes and ribbon to hang the poster. We also created stickers in six color variations as party favors for guests to take home from the party, along with a 10×20 Pin the Horn on the Unicorn Sign with a hand-drawn unicorn on a 10×20 poster board and cutout horns for the guests. Finally, we printed place cards with the gemstone motif for the number of guests specified, then hand-lettered each card with a black paint pen.

Unicorn and Gemstone Inspired Birthday Party Invitations by Flyover Design Co.

Unicorn and Gemstone Inspired Birthday Party Invitations by Flyover Design Co.

Unicorn and Gemstone Inspired Birthday Party Invitations by Flyover Design Co.

Once finished, the overall suite and favors create a cohesive look for the birthday party. By sticking within the same palette and including the two main elements—the unicorn and gemstones—throughout, it stays consistent and gives off the magical, girly feel that the client was looking for.

Unicorn and Gemstone Inspired Birthday Party Invitations by Flyover Design Co.

Thanks Briana!

Design: Flyover Design Co.

Invitation Printing: Cat Print

Laser Cutting: Ever Laser

Envelope Printing: Cards and Pockets

Sticker Printing: Moo

Photo Credits: Briana Wengert

Illustrated Fox and Flower Birthday Party Invitations

I just adore an illustrated motif in a birthday party invitation, and these woodland-inspired illustrated fox and flower birthday party invitations from Lana of Lana’s Shop are no exception! Lana illustrated an adorable fox, featuring an equally adorable berry colored bow, and plenty of botanical elements for these delicate birthday party invitations. These envelope liners are seriously on point, and many of the illustrated elements made their way into the décor for the actual party!

Illustrated Fox and Flower Birthday Party Invitations by Lana's Shop

From Lana: When Yesy of Love in Vintage asked me to design the paper goods for her daughter’s fourth birthday bash, I jumped at the opportunity. The plan for the party was both playful and refined, and I immediately fell in love with Yesy’s vision for the invitation, which would feature a crest, a girly fox wearing a dress, and lots of floral elements with a blush-and-burgundy color palette.

Illustrated Fox and Flower Birthday Party Invitations by Lana's Shop

Illustrated Fox and Flower Birthday Party Invitations by Lana's Shop

The custom crest for the invitations featured a sweet fox character that was ultimately included on the envelope liners, the dessert table backdrop, and even as a figurine on one of the four cakes in the dessert spread.

Illustrated Fox and Flower Birthday Party Invitations by Lana's Shop

Yesy and I clearly share an avid appreciation for all things floral and botanical, and I love the way she chose to carry my illustrated flowers and greenery through into the décor. The lush garlands and bouquets definitely added a more grown-up element to the party’s woodland theme.

Illustrated Fox and Flower Birthday Party Invitations by Lana's Shop

Foxy Floral Birthday Party Invitations by Lana's Shop

The rich burgundy accents were a lovely choice for the overall color palette! We chose to use the bold hue for the envelopes, which were then hand-addressed by the incredibly talented Nat of Papel & Co. It was so much fun to work on such a charming, whimsical project – every detail of the party came together beautifully!

Illustrated Fox and Flower Birthday Party Invitations by Lana's Shop

Thanks Lana!

Design & Illustration: Lana’s Shop

Calligraphy: Papel & Co.

Event Planning: Love in Vintage

Lana’s Shop is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of Lana’s beautiful work right here or visit the real invitations gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Diana Lupu

Magic Theme Birthday Party Invitations

I’ve had the pleasure of featuring every single birthday party invitation for Lisa from Good on Paper‘s eldest son, Lucas – and today Lisa is sharing Lucas’s SIXTH birthday party invitation. (Side note: whaaaaaat????) You can also see the invitations from previous birthdays: 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1. I love the way Lisa makes each invitation feel fresh and special without being overly cutesy. One year Lisa went with a hide and seek theme, and last year was a wild animal theme! This year, Lucas chose a magic theme for his birthday party, and for his magic theme birthday party invitations Lisa created a vintage-inspired design with an old school magic feel. Lisa incorporated custom photo envelope liners, which have become a bit of a tradition for her boys’ birthday party invitations, and a custom rubber stamp that was used on the invitations and day-of party stationery!

Magic Theme Birthday Party Invitations by Good on Paper / Oh So Beautiful Paper

From LisaLucas decided on a magic theme for his 6th birthday party this year. I designed the invitations with a clean but slightly vintage feel, complete with custom photo envelope liners and a custom rubber stamp that was used on favor bags, dessert packaging for mochi ice cream, thank you cards, and our traditional donut hole cones. I stuck to a color scheme of black/white/red which reminded me of old school magic.The double thick invitations were mailed in kraft envelopes and sealed with wrap-around address labels.

Magic Theme Birthday Party Invitations by Good on Paper / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Magic Theme Birthday Party Invitations by Good on Paper / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Magic Theme Birthday Party Invitations by Good on Paper / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Magic Theme Birthday Party Invitations by Good on Paper / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Magic Theme Birthday Party Invitations by Good on Paper / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Magic Theme Birthday Party Invitations by Good on Paper / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Thanks so much Lisa! And happy birthday Lucas!

Good on Paper is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of Lisa’s amazing work right here!

Photo Credits: Good on Paper

Vibrant Pink Hand Lettered Birthday Party Invitations

Oooh, these vibrant pink hand lettered birthday party invitations from Meg at Pour L’Amour Creative are so fun! Inspired by colorful Otomi textiles, the bright fuchsia pink and playful hand lettering are the perfect ingredients for a third birthday party invitation. Meg even added a watercolor splash in a lighter rose pink to add some texture to the invitation. So cute!

Pink Hand Lettered Birthday Party Invitations by Pour L'Amour Creative / Oh So Beautiful Paper

From MegThe concept behind this invitation was simple, yet fun and vibrant: mixing hand lettering with type. The production process started with the colors that we wanted to incorporate – fuchsia and orange (the birthday girl’s favorite). Though the birthday party did not have a specific theme, we were playing off the Mexican Otomi linens and colors that were going to be present throughout the party décor. Otomi linens are known for their vibrant and rich colors and we wanted the invitation colors to incorporate that vibrancy.

Pink Hand Lettered Birthday Party Invitations by Pour L'Amour Creative / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Secondly, I wanted to highlight the hand lettering on the invitation. The art of the design is the lettering itself. I started with the a few different styles, and then narrowed down the lettering style to have an irregular feel to it. Since these invitations were for a third birthday party, the lettering style I choose to use was a non-formal style with a lot of “bounce” to it – playful and youthful.

Pink Hand Lettered Birthday Party Invitations by Pour L'Amour Creative / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The invitations were printed on 110lb cotton Lettra paper. Post printing, I added a watercolor splash in a rose pink to add to the overall design. Since it was hand done after printing, no two invitations were alike and that uniqueness made for a beautiful collection of pieces going out in the mail. Lastly, I hand lettered the envelope addresses using a bright pink pen to match the lettering style of the invitation. I wanted the excitement of the party to begin once the guest received the envelope in the mail.

Pink Hand Lettered Birthday Party Invitations by Pour L'Amour Creative / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Thanks Meg!

Design and Hand Lettering: Pour L’Amour Creative

Photo Credits: Bonnie Bakhtiari

Leap Day Birthday Party Invitations

Any leap day babies out there? Or anyone WITH leap day babies of their own? Well, this one is for you! Lauren at Darling + Pearl just happens to have a leap day baby, and they’re super excited to celebrate this year! Lauren put together these really cute monster-themed leap day birthday party invitations, and because she’s a letterpress printer she just had to give herself a little extra challenge in the printing department. So cute!

Leap Day Birthday Party Invitations by Darling & Pearl / Oh So Beautiful Paper

From Lauren: Here’s a project that is SO close to my heart. Not too many people care about, much less celebrate, leap day, BUT it’s my son’s birthday! And we’ve waited so impatiently for FOUR YEARS to see it on the calendar!

Leap Day Birthday Party Invitations by Darling & Pearl / Oh So Beautiful Paper

These invitations were mixed media- one color letterpress printed in black and flat printed full color details on 110lb fluorescent white cotton stock. I wasn’t exactly sure what I was signing on for with registration this tight, but the best times to push the envelope is on personal projects and I can’t stop staring at them!

Leap Day Birthday Party Invitations by Darling & Pearl / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Declan is kind of obsessed with his stuffed animal entourage at the moment – some of them being dinosaurs (his 3rd birthday theme) and monsters – so when it came time to decide on a birthday theme, like 2 weeks ago, (hah! things are more and more lax at the years go on, and children multiply – am I right?) monsters for a monstrous leap day celebration seemed to fit the ticket.

Leap Day Birthday Party Invitations by Darling & Pearl / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Leap Day Birthday Party Invitations by Darling & Pearl / Oh So Beautiful Paper

I used kraft envelopes, since I generally like to keep it neutral, and ribbed metallic green fine paper envelope liners. AND vintage stamps! In the meantime I also created a little art print that we can hang in his room, one to share with his leap day buddy, Charlotte, and obviously one to hang in my print studio.

Leap Day Birthday Party Invitations by Darling & Pearl / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Leap Day Birthday Party Invitations by Darling & Pearl / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Thanks Lauren!

Darling + Pearl is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of Lauren’s beautiful work right here!

Photo Credits: Darling + Pearl