How to Design Your Own 18th Birthday Invitations

by Jason Alexander

Items you will need

  • Computer with Internet connection
  • Colored markers or crayons
  • Word-processing application
  • Printer

For your 18th birthday party, designing your own invitations can help create buzz for the event and pave the way for your extra-special day. With a little extra effort, you can create the cards or select from a handful of templates to produce invitations that hit the mark for your 18th birthday bash. Personalized invites can be a way to memorialize an event or keep things light and breezy.

Step 1

Decide the location, time, date and theme for your 18th birthday party. If you want guests to bring a specific item or dress a certain way, include this information in your invitations.

Step 2

Visit a craft store or drugstore to buy the card stock of your choice, along with a rubber-stamp design that suits your personal taste. Select other items such as glitter, stickers and colored markers, if desired. Purchase envelopes sized to the dimensions of your invitations.

Step 3

Use your markers and other design supplies to create drafts of your invitations. Once you have chosen a final design, stamp each card stock invitation with the rubber stamps and add the coloring and detail of your choice.

Step 4

Use your computer’s word-processing application to create the details — date, time and location — for your party. Print this information onto the card stock. Insert the invitations into their respective envelopes, and mail them off.


  • Visit Hoover Web Design to print out free copies of 18th birthday party invitations. You can choose from three different designs.

Photo Credits

  • party invitation image by robert mobley from

About the Author

Jason Alexander began his professional writing career in 2003. He has worked as a staff writer at several different newspapers, including the "Eagle Times" and the "Northwoods Sporting Journal." He has a Bachelor of Arts in English from a university in New England.