Butterfly invitations: Garden Party card invitation

Butterflies command attention whenever they flutter by, and a beautiful butterfly invitation can draw your guests’ eyes to your event. These graceful creatures add a touch of elegance to birthday, baby shower, bridal shower, and wedding invitations. And while they’re a natural fit for a springtime garden party, butterflies can also appear on more unexpected invites.

As symbols of transformation, butterflies make a beautiful addition to the invites and party decorations at coming-of-age celebrations, like bat mitzvahs and quinceañeras. And butterflies have an element of intrigue, making them a captivating symbol for a masquerade party or Halloween costume party.

Whatever you’re celebrating, we’ve rounded up 13 beautiful butterfly invitations to fit your festivities. Here are the designs we can’t get enough of right now.

13 Butterfly Invitations to Help Your Party Take Flight

All of these captivating butterfly designs are available as digital invites. With customizable invitation templates, you can change the wording, color scheme, and more.

So, if you’re throwing a first birthday party, but your favorite design happens to be a baby shower invitation, simply change the words “baby shower” to “birthday party.” And if you love the layout of a girl’s birthday invitation, but your little one won’t want pink butterflies at their themed b-day bash, swap them out for orange or blue to create their perfect butterfly invitations.

Once you’re done tinkering with your design, upload your guests’ email addresses, and your invites will land in their inboxes in seconds. And with these digital butterfly invitations, there’s no need to collect RSVP cards. Guest replies are tracked automatically. So, you can spend less time worrying about responses and more time picking out party supplies.

Start your butterfly party planning with one of these digital designs.

1. Garden Party Invitation

Butterfly invitations: Garden Party Invitation

Design: Loree Mayer Design

Available with a pastel orange or pink background, this cheerful invite is ideal for a just-because bash. The playful cursive font is framed with two butterflies and some bright florals, and the white envelope has a peek-a-boo polka dot lining that adds unexpected fun when guests open their invitation.

2. Float Invitation

Butterfly invitations: Float Invitation

Design: Ringleader Paper Co.

This understated wedding invitation can be adapted to suit any elegant party for a life transition, from engagement celebrations to graduation parties. These butterfly invitations are also an atmospheric fit for a themed party, like a murder mystery event. The butterfly lithograph looks like it’s straight out of a naturalist’s sketchbook, and the aged paper background gives the invite a vintage appeal.

3. Wild Garden Invitation

Butterfly invitations: Wild Garden Invitation

Design: Claudia Owen

Celebrate a milestone coming-of-age birthday with this butterfly garden bat mitzvah invitation, featuring an elegant watercolor floral design. You can remove the cursive “Bat Mitzvah” text and replace it with the text of your choice, so you can transform this design into a butterfly birthday invitation or a bridal shower invite.

4. Folksy Butterfly Invitation

Butterfly invitations: Folksy Butterfly Invitation

Design: Creo Study

This beautiful, customizable invite was made with all your outdoor celebrations in mind. Available in six bright color schemes, you can use these butterfly invitations to welcome spring and summer with a garden party, complement a floral-themed birthday celebration, or simply brighten someone’s day by writing your own message and sending it as a greeting card.

5. Outdoors Adventure Invitation

Butterfly invitations: Outdoors Adventure Invitation

Design: Signature Greenvelope

When your outdoor celebration is going to take you further than your backyard, this Outdoors Adventure Invitation will get your guests excited for a camping weekend or day trip. Your party details are surrounded by a butterfly, camper van, fishing pole, hiking boots, and other outdoor gear in your choice of two 70s-inspired vintage color schemes.

6. Monarch’s Tale Invitation

Butterfly invitations: Monarch’s Tale Invitation

Design: Inspired by Luly Yang

With a laser-cut-inspired design, blue butterflies flutter off the edges of this enigmatic wedding invite. The black background contrasts dramatically with the jewel-toned wings, which are also available in orange and purple color options. Butterflies are a beautiful symbol of the love, hope, and new beginnings that accompany a wedding, but this design also makes a wonderful engagement, costume party, or birthday party invitation.

7. Sweet Butterflies Invitation

Sweet Butterflies Invitation

Design: M. Taylor Design Co.

This sweet invitation features classic typography framed by a hand-drawn floral butterfly wreath. It’s available in pink, lavender, white, yellow, or baby blue color options, so it will help you shower any parents-to-be with love. In addition to a baby shower, this timeless design works for 1st birthday parties, baptisms, and bridal showers.

8. Vintage Rose Bouquet Invitation

Vintage Rose Bouquet Invitation

Design: Claudia Owen

This romantic design makes a gorgeous wedding invitation. Delicate purple butterflies alight on a show-stopping rose bouquet that blossoms behind a text box with all your party details. Both the text box and the envelope are lined with gold foil to add to the elegance of the vintage rose backdrop. This striking design is also a good fit for a garden party, engagement announcement, or bridal shower.

9. Happy Toadstools Invitation

Happy Toadstools Invitation

Design: Paper Raven Co.

With a storybook design, this Happy Toadstools Invitation will help you throw a very happy birthday party for your little one. Available in three different background colors, you can pick your mini guest of honor’s favorite. The butterfly also changes colors based on your choice. With its fairytale forest theme, we love this invite for a baby shower, too — especially a shower designed to stock your little library.

10. Insect Friends Announcement

Insect Friends Announcement

Design: Snow + Ivy

This birth announcement can be easily customized to serve as a greeting card or invitation. Simply change the text to state the date, time, and address of your celebration. The hand-drawn botanical illustration features a butterfly at the bottom of a flower bouquet, joined by a ladybug and bumblebee. The design is available in yellow, pink, or lavender and makes a sweet baby shower or 1st birthday party invitation.

11. Sweet Pastels Invitation

Sweet Pastels Invitation

Design: Noonday Design

With butterflies and flowers painted in abstract watercolors, this design is ideal as a birthday invitation. The text appears in a playful ombre script, and the design is available in four different color schemes. The background color, text, and envelope change, while the floral butterfly frame maintains its multicolored pastel pattern. Swap out the text on these butterfly invitations to announce a baptism, baby shower, or preschool graduation party instead.

12. Butterfly Bouquet Invitation

Butterfly Bouquet Invitation

Design: Stellax Creative

This delicate bridal shower invitation is a lovely way to celebrate many life events and holidays. It’s available in six different color schemes and makes a fitting invitation to a baby shower, birthday party, or Mother’s Day brunch. The traditional-style font below the illustrated bouquet on these butterfly invitations clearly announces your event details. It can also be customized into a greeting card, spreading cheer to your loved ones for their graduations, engagements, or other transformational announcements. 

13. Flutter Over Invitation

Flutter Over Invitation

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Whether you’re hosting a birthday party, shower, or just-because celebration, the lighthearted text on these butterfly invitations invites your guests to flutter over. Ideal for a casual get-together or a springtime fête, the design is available in three pastel color schemes, including lavender, peach, and mint green.

Better-For-The-Planet Butterfly Invitations

Digital invites make party planning as peaceful as watching a butterfly flit by on a summer’s day. There’s no need to update your address book, buy stamps, or lick envelopes. Plus, you don’t have to add your party details by hand or wish you’d paid more attention to your penmanship in school. Just update your design once, send your butterfly invitations out to all your guests, and wait for RSVPs to roll in.

Butterflies are a beautiful symbol of your celebration, and digital invites are a symbol of your commitment to those butterflies. Physical invitation cards produce 140 grams of carbon dioxide each. Digital invites reduce carbon emissions and keep the planet green for all its creatures. Now that’s something butterflies would celebrate!

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