Party invitation wording

Looking to celebrate your next special occasion with a big party? The first item to tick off your party checklist is to create the perfect party invitations to make sure that all of your friends and family can be there to help you celebrate. We offer a selection of personalised birthday invitations suitable for both men and women, and for a wide range of party styles or themes.

Birthday party invitations
Photo party invitations

Once you have chosen your favourite birthday invitations, the next step is to personalise them for your special event. All of the text on our birthday invitations can be fully personalised, so you can go ahead and turn our birthday invitations into wedding anniversary invitations or even housewarming invitations! Take a look below for some hints and tips on what to write on your birthday invitations, as well as some party invitation wording ideas suited to different types of events. You may also wish to take a look at our kids party invitation wording.

What to write on your party invitations

Writing your party invitations should be relatively simple, as you just need to let people know where and when the party is happening and what you are celebrating. You can be as creative as you like when it comes to your party invitation wording, adapting your tone of wording to suit the theme or style of your party. As a basic guide, party invitations should include:

  • Your name
  • Type of party: Let your guests know what special occasion or milestone your party is in aid of, whether that be your 30th birthday or your engagement.
  • Date and time of the party
  • Party venue: be sure to include the full address if you think that your guests will be using their SatNav to find the party venue.
  • RSVP details if required
  • Dress code if applicable

Birthday invitation wording ideas

Your birthday invitation wording will vary based on the formality of your party and who is actually hosting the event. Whilst the above tips on what to write on your party invitations give you a basic outline for your text, the birthday invitation wording ideas below are a great place to start when looking for inspiration on how to join all the party details together and how to adapt your birthday invitation wording to suit the style of your event!

Christopher Phillips

requests the pleasure of your company

at a dinner party

in honour of his

50th Birthday

at [Venue]

on Saturday, the twenty-third of August

at seven o'clock in the evening

 

Please join me in wishing

a very happy birthday

to my sister Olivia

as she turns 30,

with an evening of cocktails and dancing

at [Venue]

on Friday, 28th March

from 7:00 pm

 

Look who’s turning 21!

Join the party

on Saturday, 18th September

from 7 pm

at [Venue]

Drinks and dancing till late!

Please join us to celebrate

Jake's 21st Birthday

with an evening of dinner and dancing

on Friday, 28th March

from 7:00 pm

at [Venue]

Let us know if you can join the party

before 20th March

 

Please join us in celebrating

our Father's 50th Birthday

with a dinner party

at [Venue]

on Saturday, 23rd August

at seven o'clock in the evening.

Hosted by his daughters

Olivia and Louise Harrison.

 

It’s time to party…

Connor is turning 40!

Join us on Saturday, 18th September

Cocktails at 18.30

Followed by dinner at 19.30

RSVP before the 10th September

Birthday invitation wording ideas by party style

Whilst the above examples of generic birthday invitation wording can be adapted for any party style, you can also take a look at some of our party invitation wording for specific types of events. Don’t forget that these birthday invitation wording examples are only suggestions, so feel free to get creative with birthday poems or even puns to suit your party theme!

Garden Party Invitations

Join us for a garden party

to celebrate Daniel’s

40th Birthday.

Saturday, 27th August

from 2 pm

[Venue]

A barbecue, Pimm’s and lawn games await!

 

Cocktail Party Invitations

Cheers!

Raise a glass to Sarah

as she turns 30.

Join us for cocktails and canapés

at [Venue]

on Saturday, 27th August

at 7 pm.

 

Fancy dress party invitations

You are invited to a

1920s fancy dress party

in honour of Olivia’s

30th Birthday.

on Saturday, 27th August

at 7 o’clock in the evening

Don’t forget your flapper dress

or your gangster suit!

Surprise Party Invitations

Can you keep a secret?

Jake is turning 30!

We have decided to surprise him with a party

so please join us to celebrate

on Saturday, 27th August at 7 pm

at [Venue]

Please arrive early so that we can prepare the surprise!

 

Dinner Party Invitations

We would love for you

to join us for dinner

to celebrate John's 50th birthday

on Saturday, 27th August

at 7 o’clock in the evening

[Venue]

Dress code: Black tie

 

Tea Party Invitations

It’s time for tea!

Please join us for afternoon tea

to celebrate Mary’s

80th Birthday!

on Saturday, 27th August

at 2 o’clock in the afternoon  

at [Venue]

 

Create party invitations for other special occasions

All of the text on our birthday invitations can be personalised, allowing you to use these invites for any other special occasion. A simple change of party invitation wording is all it takes to turn our birthday invitations into everything from baby shower invitations to engagement party invitations. Whilst there are endless reasons why you may wish to throw a party, here are a few examples of party invitation wording that you can use to invite your friends and family to celebrate your important milestones.

Engagement Party Invitations

Willow and Callum are engaged!

Please join them for

drinks and a BBQ

to celebrate this wonderful news!

on Saturday, 27th August at 7 pm

[Venue]

 

Housewarming Invitations

We have finally unpacked all the boxes

so we are ready to party!

Please join us for a housewarming party at our new home

[Venue]

on Saturday, 27th August

at 7 o’clock in the evening

 

 

Leaving Party invitations

Please join us in wishing Olivia

a fond farewell.

We are sending her off to her next adventure

with a party

on Saturday, 27th August at 7 pm

[Venue]

Baby shower Invitations

A new baby is on the way,

so let’s celebrate with a special day!

Join us for a baby shower for Natasha.

Saturday, 27th August

4 pm

[Venue]

 

Anniversary invitations

Mr and Mrs Christopher Phillips

request the pleasure of your company

at a dinner party in honour of their

Golden Wedding Anniversary

at [Venue]

on Saturday, the twenty-third of August

at seven o'clock in the evening

 

Retirement party invitations

Daniel is retiring!

Please join us in celebrating

his well-earned retirement

at a dinner party

at [venue]

on Saturday, 27th August at 7 pm

If you still can’t find the perfect words to invite your loved ones to your party, then do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly customer service team. We will be more than happy to help you create the perfect party invitations for your special event! Our proofreaders will also check your party invitation wording to make sure that there are no spelling mistakes and that the tone of your invitation wording matches the style of your party.