25 great fonts for parties • A Subtle Revelry

25 great fonts for parties

With Halloween only a few weeks away, we are already dreaming about the holiday season. It is my favorite season of the year! Parties to throw, cards to write, and a million reasons to use a new font. Here is a collection of 25 of my favorite downloadable fonts to use for parties, invitations, Christmas cards, and more. I have already lined up a few projects using the Edwardian Script (so pretty!) to share with you soon.

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1. Sail, by Latinotype. 2. Pablo Skinny, by Paul Wilde L’Heureux. 3. Bookeyed Nelson, by Tart Workshop. 4. CAC Champagne, by American Greetings. 5. Century Schoolbook, by Morris Fuller Benton. 6. Nevis, by Ten by Twenty. 7. Rockwell, by Monotype. 8. Parisienne, by Astigmatic One Eye. 9. Pacifico, by Vernon Adams. 10. Ostrich Sans, by Tyler Finck. 11. Bell MT, by Richard Austin. 12. Lobster Two, by Pablo Impallari. 13. Edwardian Script ITC, by Edward Benguiat. 14. Dalle, by Neal Fletcher. 15. Georgia, by Matthew Carter + Tom Rickner. 16. Fertigo Pro, by Exljbris. 17. Kitchener, by Caffeen. 18. Windsong, by Bright Ideas. 19. Alana Pro, by Laura Worthington. 20. Bernhard Fashion, by Lucian Bernhard. 21. Learning Curve, by Blue Vinyl Fonts. 22. Baskerville Old Face, by Stephenson Blake. 23. Century Gothic, by Monotype. 24. Brannboll, by Måns Grebäck. 25. MS Gothic, by Ricoh Company.

And I’m obsessing a bit today over my favorite new party font, Malina! It hits that perfect festive, but just subtle enough touch. I can just see it adorning all my party invitations this coming year.

Graphic done in collaboration with Alli Michelle.

PS. A roundup of favorite romantic fonts and incase you prefer characters a festive emoji cheat sheet.

  1. Tiffany

    17 October

    Love these!!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Yelle

    17 October

    I’m such a sucker for fonts that look great on an invitation!
    Lobster Two + Brooklyn Nelson are my two favorites from this great list!

  3. Great round-up! My favs are the Windsong & Bookeyed Nelson… I have Edwardian Script and use it all the time! Jenna Sue is also a great font to check out ;)

    • Victoria

      17 October

      Brit, that Jenna Sue such a great font! Just checked it out and it will for sure be on my next list:) Thanks.

  4. Gloria

    17 October

    I love discovering pretty new fonts!

  5. Lena

    17 October

    Love these fonts!

  6. katie s

    17 October

    So many pretty fonts! I wish I could justify buying all of the fonts that cost money!! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Julia

    17 October

    Lovely collection! Thank you so much!

  8. tere

    17 October

    Saving these, Thanks for sharing, Victoria!!

  9. Camilla

    17 October

    I love discovering new fonts. A fabulous collection! Thank you so much for sharing this. :))

  10. Lisa || Happy By

    17 October

    Such a great helpful post. I love the free fonts you propose :) Thank you for sharing!

  11. Breeanna

    17 October

    Thanks! Just curious… what font did you use under each example to write the font names?

  12. ah, Victoria, thank you, thank you! I’ve been searching for specific fonts I’ve seen on other blogs/sites. I instantly recognized Bookeyed Nelson and Century Gothic. Yay!

  13. David

    17 October

    Thank you so much for these – they are great (and this is such a time-saver).

  14. Amy

    17 October

    Thanks so much Victoria! These are gorgeous fonts. It’s hard to choose my favorite :)

  15. jodi

    17 October

    so… I’m new to the idea of downloading fonts. can you email me and let me know how to do this? I tried to click and download one, but now I don’t know how to actually find it on my computer to use it. sorry for the ignorance. :(

    • Victoria

      19 December

      Jodi, Hi! You usually need to move the file into your font library and then restart whatever program you are working on. If you are still having problems google – how to load fonts to a (whatever your computer is). Hope that helps!

  16. Anouk

    17 October

    Thank you so much, I downloaded them all ! They are perfect !

  17. Parapluie

    18 October

    Thank you for sharing those! They are really lovely for parties and cards!!

  18. Natasha

    18 October

    Question, not all of these are free? Some are, but not all. I really wanted to download Brookeyed Nelson but it says you have to buy it for $29? Am I doing something wrong?

    • Victoria

      18 October

      Natasha Hi! All are free except two of the fonts- Bookeyed Nelson & Alana Pro have a small cost to them. Hope that helps. Thanks.

  19. Anna @ IHOD

    18 October

    Love this round up Victoria. Thanks for sharing it!

  20. how2home

    18 October

    these are awesome recommendations Victoria! Thanks for sharing. Windsong is definitely one font i use all the time! Love it!

  21. Jane Su

    18 October

    Awesome collection! Thank you~!

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  24. Stephanie

    19 October

    Once I download the font, how do I use it? I know where it is on my computer but I can’t figure out how to use it.

    • Stephanie

      19 October

      It is not in my font list. The file downloaded to a download folder. How do I get it to my font list so it is usable?

      • Sydney

        28 October

        Close your word processor and re-open. Then it should be there

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  26. I use ostrich in my blog posts! and thanks for this great roundup.

  27. wow! these are beautiful! i really like champagne, parisienne, and lobster two; i’m redesigning my blog and giving a lot of thought to the fonts i will use; this is so helpful! xo

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  29. Nihal

    23 October

    these are beautiful! thanks for sharing!

  30. Mar

    24 October

    Amazing fonts! Thanks!!

  31. Maria

    24 October

    these are all perfect! downloading them all right now :)

  32. esther

    26 October

    I’m always looking for new fonts to use for blog graphics – these will be put to good use. Thanks for sharing!

  33. Trisha

    27 October

    Thanks so much for sharing these! I really like several of them and downloaded them for my collection.

  34. Wilson Sehorn

    27 October

    I am a sucker for beautiful fonts especially for writing letters and making cards for mailing. When will these be available for downloading.

  35. shay

    28 October

    Why are half of them trying to charge me? Am I doing something wrong?

  36. Ashley

    28 October

    Oh myyyy! I’m so in love with each and every font. I look forward to putting them all to great use.

  37. These are gorgeous, but of course after you put them on your free list all the ones on My Fonts started charging. Hate when they do that!

  38. elizabeth

    3 November

    Can I download these into LR3?

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  41. Thanks for including Pablo Skinny on the list! I created it during grad school, and am always pleasantly surprised to see it pop up from time to time.



    • Victoria

      19 December

      Paul, that is so awesome! One day I would love to create my own font:)

  42. carrie

    20 November

    Thanks for sharing!!

  43. Melissa D. SC

    28 November

    Is there a special way to download the fonts when the site: MyFonts is used?
    It appears that you always have to pay for the fonts from this site. I clicked on the link for Bookeyed Nelson and I only see the option for purchasing.

    If someone would just respond and let me know that I am not missing some hidden button for free and that you do have to pay, I would be really appreciative.

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  45. This is great! Thanks for sharing!

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  47. thanks for sharing! love pablo skinny! using it to design xmas gift prints!! xo

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    23 December


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  50. Phil

    11 January

    Great collection of fonts. Thanks for sharing!

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    14 January

    thanks for the tips

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  53. jasmine

    17 January

    i really like these fonts a lot. thank you for compiling them! but i opened five of them to download, and only one of them is actually free. :(

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  55. great fun font collection!

    thanks for sharing :)


  56. Katie

    8 March

    Wow, these are all really beautiful – thanks! :)

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    Love these fonts! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  64. Janina

    4 August

    Thank you for this, Victoria! Georgia is my alltime favorite, but it gets a little bit old with the time. i found also some really beautifull fonts at http://www.100bestweddingfonts.com/ . you may have a look on it!

  65. nice font

  66. Narayan Yaduvanshi

    16 September

    Bookeyed nelson is still the best font here for lets party

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