The Birthday Party Invite Dilemma

My daughter’s birthday is my favorite day of the year. I love celebrating my sweet girl and all of the hard work I went through to get her here. For her first 2 birthdays, only family and adult friends came to her parties. Last September I finally had a classroom full of preschool friends to invite to her party. I was so excited.

When it came time to decide what type of invitation to use, I was faced with a dilemma that my parents never had to think about.

Should I do paper invites or email invites?

There is something exciting about a child receiving an invitation addressed to them. Growing up I loved getting party invites in the mail. It adds a personal touch that conveys you took careful consideration to include someone in your big day.

My gut told me that paper was the best way to go for my daughter’s invites, even if it was a little old fashioned.

On the flip side, paper is great, but can easily get lost in the mail. Even if the invites make it to everyone safely, there is the chance that the parent will misplace the invite and forget the details. It’s just one more piece of paper to keep track of. With email invites you don’t have to worry about them getting lost or misplaced.

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