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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.

80 Comments

  • Tiffany
    October 17, 2012 at 7:08 am

    Love these!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Yelle
    October 17, 2012 at 7:27 am

    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!

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  • Britt @ My. Daily. Randomness.
    October 17, 2012 at 7:29 am

    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 ;)

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    • Victoria
      October 17, 2012 at 7:37 am

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

      Reply
  • Gloria
    October 17, 2012 at 7:45 am

    I love discovering pretty new fonts!

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  • Lena
    October 17, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Love these fonts!

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  • katie s
    October 17, 2012 at 11:40 am

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

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  • Julia
    October 17, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Lovely collection! Thank you so much!

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  • tere
    October 17, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Saving these, Thanks for sharing, Victoria!!

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  • Camilla
    October 17, 2012 at 2:03 pm

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

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  • Lisa || Happy By
    October 17, 2012 at 2:28 pm

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

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  • Breeanna
    October 17, 2012 at 3:48 pm

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

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  • athena @athena plichta photography
    October 17, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    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!

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  • David
    October 17, 2012 at 5:29 pm

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

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  • Amy
    October 17, 2012 at 7:08 pm

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

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  • jodi
    October 17, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    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. :(

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    • Victoria
      December 19, 2012 at 8:41 pm

      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!

      Reply
  • Anouk
    October 17, 2012 at 9:46 pm

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

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  • Parapluie
    October 18, 2012 at 1:53 am

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

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  • Natasha
    October 18, 2012 at 3:17 am

    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?

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    • Victoria
      October 18, 2012 at 6:50 am

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

      Reply
  • Anna @ IHOD
    October 18, 2012 at 4:01 am

    Love this round up Victoria. Thanks for sharing it!

    Reply
  • how2home
    October 18, 2012 at 3:02 pm

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

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  • Jane Su
    October 18, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Awesome collection! Thank you~!

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  • Stephanie
    October 19, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    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.

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    • Stephanie
      October 19, 2012 at 2:30 pm

      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?

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      • Sydney
        October 28, 2012 at 8:10 am

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

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  • [email protected] Happened
    October 21, 2012 at 8:48 am

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

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  • Haydee @ {how sweet life is}
    October 22, 2012 at 6:28 am

    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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  • Nihal
    October 23, 2012 at 10:40 am

    these are beautiful! thanks for sharing!

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  • Mar
    October 24, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Amazing fonts! Thanks!!

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  • Maria
    October 24, 2012 at 3:17 pm

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

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  • esther
    October 26, 2012 at 8:12 pm

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

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  • Trisha
    October 27, 2012 at 9:58 am

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

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  • Wilson Sehorn
    October 27, 2012 at 12:48 pm

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

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  • shay
    October 28, 2012 at 1:59 pm

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

    Reply
  • Ashley
    October 28, 2012 at 4:54 pm

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

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  • chandra ~ oh lovely day
    November 3, 2012 at 8:01 am

    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!

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  • elizabeth
    November 3, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Can I download these into LR3?

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  • Paul Wilde L'Heureux
    November 17, 2012 at 9:38 am

    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.

    Cheers,

    Paul

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    • Victoria
      December 19, 2012 at 8:42 pm

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

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  • carrie
    November 20, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Thanks for sharing!!

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  • Melissa D. SC
    November 28, 2012 at 6:12 am

    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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  • Bakeca Incontri Roma
    December 7, 2012 at 12:23 am

    This is great! Thanks for sharing!

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  • caroline @ c.w.frosting
    December 22, 2012 at 1:33 pm

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

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  • DAVID
    December 23, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    WOW THIS IS GREAT THAX

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  • Phil
    January 11, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Great collection of fonts. Thanks for sharing!

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    January 14, 2013 at 2:59 am

    thanks for the tips

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    January 17, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    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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    February 14, 2013 at 1:38 am

    great fun font collection!

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    March 8, 2013 at 3:47 am

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

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    October 10, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Love these fonts! Thank you so much for sharing.

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    April 7, 2015 at 5:58 am

    thanks for share that

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  • Janina
    August 4, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    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!

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  • Làm bảng hiệu
    August 31, 2016 at 12:22 am

    nice font

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  • Narayan Yaduvanshi
    September 16, 2016 at 5:20 am

    Bookeyed nelson is still the best font here for lets party

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    September 11, 2017 at 7:12 am

    These are amazing, thanks for sharing!

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    January 18, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    This is a great list of fonts to use!

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