Time-starved parents would say that one of the most onerous parts of throwing a party for little ones is wrangling invites and managing RSVPs. Luckily, there’s a new batch of easy-to-use, well-designed mobile invite apps that aim to put party planning right in the palm of your hands. You are cordially invited to flip through our picks for best apps that’ll help everyone avoid being tardy for the party.


Although it’s best known for its powerful graphic design and photo editing desktop app, Canva’s new mobile app helps ambitious and artsy party planners design beautiful, professional-looking e-vites on their smartphones. This well-made app lets users edit photos, then add text and other visual elements such as stickers, borders and frames. Select from hundreds of customizable templates or use your own photos to create invites that run the gamut from elegant to quirky. Canva’s drag and drop tool makes designing simple and the app’s integration with social media, e-mail and text makes sharing a breeze.

Available for iOS, Free with in-app purchases.

What are your favorite digital invitation apps? Tell us in the comments below!

—Kipp Jarecke-Cheng