Anna Kate’s First Birthday Pt 1 The Invitations

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Those of you who have been reading for a while know I am in no way even close to being a crafty Pinterest mom. I love the look of home-made (on a cricut, silhouette or designed in Photoshop), but don’t have the patience to do it myself. I will pay good money for other people to hand make stuff for me. And when I find a company that has the look I love, I fall in love.

I was so excited to be introduced to I have been looking for invitations to Anna Kate’s first birthday party and haven’t been able to find anything I like in store. Minted has a ton of cute options for invitations for my baby’s birthday party. They have post card style and traditional ones that you put in an envelope. I’m leaning more towards the postcard style, because I just love it. (Added bonus: I can put directions on the back)!

After much deliberation with myself, I think I have picked the invitation. There were so many to pick from!

I’m loving this one.


It’s casual and easily customized. You can do a mock up of what you want on there before you order, so there will be no surprises. I’m not sure if I want to do her name in all caps or if I want to do it like this mock up, but because I can check it out beforehand with little effort, I’m sure I can figure it out.

All of the information is inside the 1. Seriously, how cute.

The back of the post card is the perfect place to put directions to your house or a picture of your sweet little one if you want!


The matching thank you notes are just as cute.

I am really trying to keep Anna Kate’s first birthday simple and stress free. Not having to hand write or make the invitations myself is going to really help with that. The prices are also great for my low-budget party! I’m really excited to share with you the rest of my party planning because I feel for those of us who are not craft inclined, my style is much more realistic, and I’m very budget conscious!

And if you are like me, the simple look of the Big One invitation is really visually appealing and allows you more time to settle on a theme if you want to do one or just kind of go with it.

Next up will be selecting a cake, an outfit, and decor for my last baby’s first birthday!




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