80th Birthday Invitations

Feeling a bit stressed about choosing the perfect 80th birthday invitations?  Your party invitations should set the tone for your event as well as get your guests super-excited about the celebration.

This article will help you quickly find the best invites, and also offers helpful etiquette tips and invitation wording samples.

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80th Birthday Invitations for Women

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If you’re planning an 80th birthday party for Mom, Grandma or another special lady, consider getting invites that feature more feminine touches.  Depending upon her tastes, your party might feature pastels, pinks, florals, glitter and other more girly decorations.

To make party planning super-easy, look for invitations that feature matching party decorations and supplies. 

You can go ahead and order your invitations and your party decorations at the same time, so you’ll know that everything matches.  And as a bonus – you’ll probably save on shipping!

80th Birthday Invitations for Men

Looking for great 80th birthday invitations for Dad, Grandpa, or another special man?  Here are a few of the most popular invites:

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When choosing invitations for men, look for more masculine, darker colors.  You could also consider incorporating one of his hobbies into the invitations.

Some of the more popular themes include beer, cocktails, cars and sports.

80th Birthday Photo Invitations

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For milestone birthdays, it’s fun to use photo invitations.

Try to use a cute picture of the birthday celebrant as a child – it’s so much fun for everyone to see how much he or she has changed over the years!

You could also choose photo invitations that allow you to use multiple photos.  

80th Birthday Surprise Party Invitations

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How fun to plan a surprise party!  Make sure your invitations let your guests know that the celebration is meant to be a surprise.

Look for cards that feature “Surprise Party” in big bold letters so no one misses the point.

Free 80th Birthday Party Invitations

Templates to Download for Free!

There may not be such a thing as a free lunch, but there are free 80th birthday invitation printables!

Canva.com offers over 300 free invitation templates, such as the ones pictured above.  You can easily edit the templates in your browser (no software to download!).

You will need to sign up for a free account, but they’re really good about not emailing loads.  And as a bonus, you can easily create other printables to use at your party.

Tip:  Once you’ve designed your invitations, you might want to use the graphics to create other printables such as cupcake toppers, welcome signs or other printables  for your party!  It’s a great way to save money.

The designs are usually free.  However, some of them feature elements that will cost you $1 (for example, both of the top invitations I show above cost $1). 

Once you’ve finished your design, you can download the template and either print it at home or take it to your local Walmart or office supply store for printing.  They also offer an option to print the invites for you (I’ve never actually used this).

Don’t worry if you’re not a graphic designer!  Canva is incredibly easy to use – watch this quick video if you need any help.

80th Birthday Invitation Tips

Choosing the Right Invitations

If you want to use certain colors for your party, try to find invitations that reflect those colors.

If you’re hosting a formal party, choose elegant invitations. 

If you’re planning a themed party such as a tea party, luau, or BBQ, look for invitations that reflect that theme. You can usually add the information that’s it an 80th birthday party.

When to Order Invitations

Birthday Party Invitations with Photo - Cute floral invites are perfect for showcasing 2 pictures!

Order your invitations as soon as you’ve decided on when and where the party will be. Although you can get invitations sent to you in 2-4 days, you’ll usually pay a pretty heft expedited service fee.

Most sites take around 10 business days to print and have the invitations delivered to you (check each website for details as the shipping times vary).

You’ll then need to plan time to address the invitations and mail them.

Allow at least one week for your recipients to receive the invitation after you’ve mailed them.

When to Send Invitations

For a formal party or a large bash, it’s recommended that you send invitations out at least 8 weeks in advance. For a more casual get-together, 2-3 weeks is enough time.

Many times for an 80th birthday party, out-of-town family and friends will want to attend. To allow them time to book flights and hotel reservations, you could either send the invitations earlier, send a save-the-date card, or simply call them or email them as early as possible.

80th Birthday Invitation Wording

Formal black and gold birthday party invitations feature a fun champagne toast design!

All party invitations should include the reason for the celebration, the date and time, and address of the party.

If needed, be sure to include RSVP information, as well as the date the guests should respond by. You can always specify “Regrets Only” if you only need to know if the invitees are not coming.

Be sure to mention any attire information – you could always add it in small letters at the bottom of the invitation.

How to Request No Gifts

In times past, it was considered quite rude to mention gifts on any type of invitation. However, it’s now considered acceptable to indicate that the honoree would prefer to not be given presents.

Birthday party etiquette suggests that attendees bring gifts to the party. If you’d prefer not to have any gifts, here are several ways to indicate that on the invitation (usually in smaller letters at the bottom)

“No gifts, please.”

“Your love and friendship is the only gift desired.”

“No gifts, please. Your presence on this special day will be the cherished gift.”

“Your presence is gift enough.”

“May your good wishes be your only gift to (celebrant’s name)”.

If you’re worried about mentioning gifts on the invitation, you can always spread the word via phone call.

Tips on Formal 80th Birthday Party Invitation Wording

Elegant black and gold birthday party invitations are perfect for an upscale gathering

For a formal event, the tone of the evening should be set by using elegant invitations.

Dates, numbers and times are usually spelled out.

An example would be:

“Please join us for cocktails to celebrate

Margaret Mann’s eightieth birthday

in the garden at 5900 Bluegate Drive on

Wednesday, the thirtieth of July

two thousand and twenty-one

at eight o’clock in the evening

Regrets only

Cocktail attire”

For clarity, the party date and year should be on separate lines.

80th Birthday Invitation Sample Wording 

A reason to celebrate, a reason to dine,A reason to enjoy good company and wine…

Cynthia Johanson is turning 80!

Please join us for a delightful evening with friends.

November 15,2021 6:00 pm Tarrytown House 52 West Summerset Drive

RSVP to Linda by November 1 303.714.2212

Surprise 80th Birthday Party Invitation Wording Ideas

Surprise Birthday Party Invitations - Fun invites feature the birthday number; perfect for any milestone surprise birthday party

Shhh….it’s a Surprise!

Cynthia is turning 80!Join us as we celebrate the big day

Sunday, April 30 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Capricorn Bar & Grill55 Highlands RoadAugusta

RSVP by April 10 to Kris at 555.892.0127

Be sure that you spell out very clearly that the party is a surprise.

If you room on the card, you might want to specify the time the guests should arrive as well as the time the honoree will arrive.

That way, if the guest is running late, he or she can plan to arrive AFTER the honoree and not spoil the secret.

Dance Party Invitation Sample Wording

Elegant Royal Blue and Silver Birthday Party Invitations are perfect for a dance party!

You are cordially invited to come dance the night awayIn honor ofSuzanne Lawson’s 80th Birthday!

Saturday, May 158:00 pmThe Bright Lounge1515 Bluegate DriveChicago, IL

Regrets only to Susan – 800.660.1515

Funny Invitations Sample Wording

Celebrating the 59th Anniversary of his 21st Birthday

Henry is turning 80!

Saturday, May 19 at 6 o’clock

Perry’s Steakhouse Downtown

Dinner, Drinks, and Cake!

RSVP 321-555-2389

80th Birthday Invitation Wording Ideas

Trendy rustic wood birthday invitation is perfect for a casual get-together

Please join us as we celebrate the 80th birthday of Amelia Potter with cocktails and cake!

Saturday, September 30 at 7:00 pm

The Potter Residence790

Timberpine Drive

Naples, FL

Hosted by Elizabeth & Henry Potter

RSVP to Elizabeth at 921.894.5671 by September 15

Sample Invitation Wording Ideas

80th Birthday Celebration honoring Martin Gardner

Saturday, October 15th 8:00 pm – Midnight

Drinks and Dancing at Tavern on France

3809 France Avenue North Pittsburgh, PA

RSVP to Clea Matthews 254.556.1198 by October 1st

80th Birthday Invites Example Wording

Allen is turning Eighty!

Please join us

For a party in his honor!

Saturday, July 21st

6 o’clock in the evening

The Italian Eatery

7085 Westview Blvd Boston

RSVP to Janice by July 10th 882-023-4412

Improve with Age Wording Idea

Friendships are one of the few things that improve with age!

Please come celebrate Nate Madison’s 80th Birthday and a lifetime of good friendship

July 15th at 6:30 p.m.

12211 Melbourne Ct Gary, IN

RSVP by July 2 to Sara (771) 555-1238

Celebrate Invitation Wording Example

All birthdays are good,

But this one is great

So let’s get together to celebrate

Jim Landerson’s 80th Birthday

Saturday, April 9th

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Carlton Community Center

8500 Pittenger Terrace Carlton, OH

RSVP by April 1st Rachel (816) 769-4423

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