How to Word Birthday Invitations for a Five Year Old

by Kathryn Hatter

As your child approaches his fifth birthday, he’s old enough to look forward to the big day with major anticipation. If a party is part of the plan, the invitations should fit the theme. Fancy and elaborate isn’t necessary – clever or cute prose would be ideal, though. Whether it’s ballerinas or basketball, get the birthday kid’s help to choose just the right wording for the invitations. With the right tone, the birthday festivities will be a hit.

Create a jazzy rhyme that fits a pool party for the birthday kid. For example, bring the excitement of a pool party alive in the invitations with a rhyme like: “It’s a pool party for Justin! Come take a dive! Our big birthday boy is turning 5!”

Invent an enchanting rhyme that fits a tea party for a birthday girl. For example, the tea party theme will carry through in an invitation with wording that says, “A tea party for Josie! The time has arrived. Our little birthday princess is turning 5!”

Spread the word about a dance party for your 5-year-old and create a birthday invitations with a dance theme. For example, the invitation rhyme might say, "It's a dance party for Sarah! She's ready to jive! This birthday party girl is going to be 5!"

Compose a general birthday invitation for a party without a special theme. Even a standard birthday party still needs clever and original invitation wording showing plenty of imagination. Your rhyme might say, "It's birthday time! We hope you'll arrive. In time to help Carter ... celebrate 5!"


  • Don't forget to note relevant details about when and where the guests should attend after the rhyme. Add RSVP instructions and contact information to the invitation also so guests can contact you.
  • If you have any special instructions or details for guests, include these items on the invitation. For example, if your little guy decides he’d rather have guests donate to the Humane Society instead of buying him gifts, add this information to the invitation so guests know what to do.
  • As you brainstorm wording options with your child, use the opportunity to talk about rhyming. Older preschoolers are ready for having fun with word sounds and rhymes, states the Iowa State University. You never know what rhyme your birthday kid might create.

About the Author

Kathryn Hatter is a veteran home-school educator, as well as an accomplished gardener, quilter, crocheter, cook, decorator and digital graphics creator. As a regular contributor to Natural News, many of Hatter's Internet publications focus on natural health and parenting. Hatter has also had publication on home improvement websites such as Redbeacon.

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