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Viking inspired Birthday Invites #HPSmartMom

Most people would consider me a “crafty” person. Personally, I think anyone can go online or Pinterest and get “Crafty”. Whether it is a talent or not printing your own invites is so easy. I swear anyone can do it and all it takes are your phone/laptop and printer. We have the HP Envy printer for reference.

I received the products in this post from the wonderful HP, as part of HP Smart Moms Panel, with Mom Select.

My son wanted a “Viking” themed party this year and like most years I couldn’t find invites for it. I decided to head over to Hp and explore their templates. Although they did not have any pre-made ones they had a fun “Make your own” feature that appealed to me. I simply loaded a photo of my son, pictured above. Wrote out all the details of the party and as my son would say “BOOM” done. 

 Next I loaded our Cards into the printer and hit print! I got a Card & invitation kit for this project because I felt it was easier to make at home. Since I did it at home I also was able to customize it with a picture of my son, perfect for the grandparents to store and keep as keepsakes.

Next we wrote my cell number on the back of each one for a RSVP contact. Stuck them in envelopes and placed Nautical stickers on the back.

That was it. This took us about 10-15 minutes from start to finish. I spent longer searching around town for Viking themed invites. It is so much easier to print at home and more cost effective in the long run!



  1. graceandfoxtails
    July 7, 2017 / 2:07 pm

    How fun! My son is only 2 but I feel like even he would get a kick out of this theme. So creative!

  2. Falak
    July 7, 2017 / 2:23 pm

    So much fun! I'm not super crafty but I am always looking for diy options for everything. Just makes it so much more personal. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. candy
    July 7, 2017 / 2:24 pm

    The 6 and 4 year old would probably love a viking theme birthday party. Never printed my own invites before. You did a great job explaining how it all works so we can make our own.

  4. Alli Smith
    July 7, 2017 / 2:26 pm

    You did a great job! I always make birthday invites myself. They are much more personalized and a lot cheaper than ordering them. What a fun theme!

  5. Jeannette
    July 7, 2017 / 2:27 pm

    Listen love something like this! You are very creative I need to borrow your creative mind so that I can get something like this done for my family.

  6. Sarah Bailey
    July 7, 2017 / 4:51 pm

    Now those are such fun invite ideas, I absolutely love the idea of making your own and making something extra specially personal to the birthday boy or girl.

  7. Parenting Patch
    July 7, 2017 / 5:47 pm

    What a fun birthday party theme! You could totally incorporate dragons into a similar theme as well.

  8. Alayna
    July 7, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    What a fun and different party theme! I love the invitations, they are so adorable! My son would love these! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Pam
    July 7, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    These are fun! When my son was younger I bet he would have loved to have a Viking themed birthday party.

  10. Shaw Avenue
    July 7, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    Love my HP printer! I couldn't run my business without it!

  11. Natalie Loves Beauty
    July 7, 2017 / 11:30 pm

    I love your son's name! It is so unique. I bet a ton of kids would enjoy a viking themed party.

  12. Unknown
    July 7, 2017 / 11:45 pm

    It is really tough to find mass produced invites in unique themes, so creating and printing your own is a great solution. Yours turned out so adorable and I love the viking theme!

  13. Debra Hawkins
    July 8, 2017 / 12:23 am

    I have never thrown a viking inspired party! I bet it would be so much fun. Those invites are just the cutest.

  14. valmg @ Mom Knows It All
    July 8, 2017 / 1:21 am

    What a creative party theme! You are right, buying them in the store is pretty expensive, plus they don't always have something that fits the party theme.

  15. Dinesh
    July 8, 2017 / 1:38 am

    Themed birthday parties are fun.. My son's first birthday was not themed but I will organize upcoming birthdays in this way only..

  16. ricci
    July 8, 2017 / 2:35 am

    This party sounds like FUN and I LOVE those invites!!! I love a good theme party too…what can I say, I love it all!!! HAHAHA!!

  17. Julie furlong
    July 8, 2017 / 2:58 am

    Modern but still has the old fashioned approach, I think making your own is the only way to go. They look great!

  18. Jenny
    July 8, 2017 / 5:25 am

    Ahh these are great! I love making my own decorations and invitations. Makes it a little more personal.

  19. Sandy N Vyjay
    July 8, 2017 / 6:39 am

    The Viking motif on the invites is really cool. The kids are gonna love it and this will build up excitement for the party even before it has started.

  20. the girl in the red shoes
    July 8, 2017 / 1:34 pm

    Oh what a fun idea! I don't think I've ever seen a viking party before!

  21. Maurene Cab
    July 8, 2017 / 2:23 pm

    This is such a unique idea. I can't remember the last time we had a Viking inspired birthday party.

  22. Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen
    July 8, 2017 / 11:55 pm

    This is such a cute idea! There is a grown up in my house that would love this.

  23. Rika
    July 9, 2017 / 8:10 am

    Love this idea! I have never seen any Viking party before, looks pretty fun.

  24. Anonymous
    July 9, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    This seems like the best birthday party ever. I think that the Vikings are an interesting and cool part of history, my son would love this!

  25. Eliz Frank
    July 9, 2017 / 10:42 pm

    What a great birthday theme for your son. You did a fantastic job of it. Happy Birthday to him.

  26. Fatima D Torres
    July 10, 2017 / 2:20 am

    There are a number of options available online. I'm big on using Pinterest for projects, especially parties.

  27. Teach.Workout.Love
    July 11, 2017 / 4:03 pm

    Love this !

  28. Denice
    July 17, 2017 / 9:20 am

    Definitely agree with you, nowadays anybody can be crafty. It is just a matter of hard work in searching and patience! Love that you got to personalize the invite.

  29. Unknown
    July 17, 2017 / 10:35 am

    This concept is really new..Great idea to design the invites..:)

  30. Melanie @ bear rabbit bear
    August 5, 2017 / 1:06 am

    My boys would like this birthday party theme. They are into anything like vikings, etc. You did such a great job pulling it all together.

  31. Kristi Dominguez
    August 5, 2017 / 5:00 am

    Love all of the new ways to personalize things on a budget. Your invites turned out so great, too! I bet your little one loved them. That looks like a really awesome printer, too.

  32. Unknown
    August 5, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    Those are cute invites. I love designing my own things (I'm pretty crafty) and I need to invest in a new printer. I love how you can just print your own cards like that. I think I will have to look into a new HP printer. I just have a small basic one.

  33. Karlyn Cruz
    August 8, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    Ooh! I've never seen a viking birthday party! Wow! Definitely a full on guy thing. Would be a fun idea for adults too ๐Ÿ™‚ Wow! so much fun!