Floral First Birthday Invitations

I have been so excited to share how P's first birthday invitations turned out. What I wasn't prepared for was the post office to really have a field day with them. I made sure to pop these babies into the mail right before I left for vacation, giving people ample time to RSVP.

The morning we were leaving for Trinity I received five back in the mail. FIVE. Torn up & postmarked backwards. I would be completely lying if I said I didn't cry. I thought they were soon going to all be returned to me. I was in essence having a full blown shit fit/pity party.

Pity Party of one mind you, Presley nor David seemed to think it a big a deal as I did.

Happily I can say that when we returned from our week long vacation most people had eventually received their cards. Sure they were looking a little worse for wear but they (for the most part) reached the intended recipient.

As most of you know her first birthday is a floral fete (inspired by Rifle Paper Co.). So when I discovered the Floral Bough Birth Announcement pattern on Minted's website (c/o) I knew there had to be a way I could finagle it from baby announcement to first birthday.

Did you know you can do this to many of their designs? Really makes the options all the more available! What I specifically loved about this design was the custom envelope addressing with matching floral bough.

So once I had created a birthday invitation I continued to peruse the site. Again turning non birthday items into birthday items. I used that craft flag sticker that say "Presley is One" to seal all the envelopes (which may be how they got so destroyed at USPS). This one in particular is a custom wedding sticker.

I also selected a custom liner - which was a cinch to install - and backer option to the invitation. As usual I am always impressed with the quality of Minted and I love how easy it is to really customize. I even prepared early and selected matching thank you cards!

Some other fun floral options I considered

Garden Wreath
Floral Three
You can check out all kids invites here.

Invitations were supplied to me c/o Minted, however all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.


  1. They are beautiful, and tie into your theme just beautifully!

  2. I am obsessed with Minted! I just recently used them for Sip & See invitations for a shower I hosted. And I always use them for Christmas cards! The best quality and customer service :) And your invitations are beautiful!

  3. LOVE the invites, so pretty! And that picture of P is adorable, can't wait to see the party details!

  4. gorgeous invitations! im glad most of them were sent out without an issue. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  5. Love those invites! They are so pretty and I love when you can get all the coordinating pieces too.

  6. I love the ones you chose and the others are super pretty too! Minted has such pretty options and I totally want to try them out one day! Sorry to hear that some got ruined in the mail though. Hopefully you had a few extras!