Invitations To Events

Whether the occasion is a birthday party, a recital, a graduation party or a barbecue, an invitation to an event is usually what’s sent out. There are many different possibilities and sometimes even religion based events receive invitations.

The format for invitations to events is usually printed out on an invitation card or can be typed in an e-mail. Sometimes, they’re handwritten as well but that’s not as common anymore.


Starting to Write


You need to specify all the details that people want to know such as what and when.


Specify where this is taking place (and include directions if it’s in a hard to get to place or people are coming out of town).


Cover charge or cost of attendance if there is any should be included in the invitation.


Are there any dress requirements or costume requirements? Be sure to include those as well.

Sample Letters

Event Invitation Sample

Dear Sarah and Michael Brown,

We’re going to be hosting a celebration and get together for the 20 year anniversary of our restaurant Joe’s Pizzeria.

The event will be hosted on March 14th, at 6:00 PM.

We would be thrilled if you could join us and would like to receive word by March 7 if you would be able to attend.


To: Mark Conley

What: Ashton Markson’s 16th birthday bash

When: Friday, November 11, 2PM-6PM

Where: The Markson residence at 3185 Truffle Lane, Smalltown, Ohio

There will be contests, prizes, pizza and cake. Also, we all might take the kids to go laser tagging as well.

Dress casual and comfortable and stay as long as you want.

Please let us know if you’ll be able to attend at 391-1059.

Be sure to leave some kind of communication or e-mail point that people can get ahold of you at.
Include all of the necessary details that will tell the reader what they’re attending, what it’s for and what all they need to bring.