The holiday season is upon us which means it’s time to break out the Christmas tree decorations, start humming Jingle Bells around the house, and begin planning the endless to-do’s that accompany this hectic time of year. One of the best parts of the holiday season is throwing a celebration with family and friends, but knowing where to start with your party planning process can be overwhelming.
If you’re stumped on how to word your Christmas card invitation, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re planning your annual Christmas black tie gala, or just looking to invite your friends over for an ugly Christmas sweater party, our Christmas party invitations wording ideas will help kick start your holiday party planning. Check out the handy tips we’ve pulled together for you to make your party the most anticipated event of the holiday season.
Christmas Party Invitation Wording Ideas
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Start the holidays off right. At an evening filled with laughter and light.
Monday, December 26 at 7:30 p.m.
The Richardson Family
10 Sample Christmas Party Invitations
Once you have a theme in place, it’s time to think through the copy you want to include on your invitation. Are you holding your event at an upscale restaurant? Or, is this a casual cocktail party at your house? Either way, the verbiage in your invitation will depend on the style of the event. These invitation templates and examples should lead you in the right direction on what to write in your Christmas party invitation no matter what kind of Christmas party you’re throwing.
Funny Christmas Party Invitation Wording
Hey Party Animal
Join the Johnsons for their annual paw-liday party
12.17.16 | 7PM | 17 Colt Ave. Mulberry, AK
RSVP to Jim or Jacqui at 888-225-7159
Let’s Get Elfed Up!
Celebrate the holidays at the Stewart’s annual Christmas party!
Come prepared for trivia, festive food, and winter spirits.
12.17.16 at 7pm
300 Broadway Street, Boston, MA
Bring drinks and food if you wish
Casual Christmas Party Invitation Wording
Christmas Party at our house!
Eggnog, snacks and reindeer games
The Archer’s House
12.27.16 | 7PM
775 Market Street
We’re hosting a holiday open house, we hope you’ll join us!
The Cronan’s, better known as your neighbors at apartment 305
Wednesday, December 28 at 7 p.m.
Bring your favorite dish!
Formal Christmas Party Invitation Wording
Please join us for a Holiday Party
Friday, December 16th
7:00 in the evening
The Gardens Room at Lilly Estates
571 Blossom Hill Drive
Hosted by the Kramer family
RSVP to Simone at 489.555.5124
By December 7th
Another successful year comes to an end.
The company invites you for dinner,
drinks and a cheerful evening.
Come and join in our company’s Holiday Cocktail Party
Saturday, December 11th 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Agave Estates, 33 Spring Line Street
Business Christmas Party Invitation Wording
Coworkers & Cocktails
The Matter Media group invites you to a holiday party you’ll never forget!
Saturday, December 11, 2016
The Black Cow Restaurant
23 Sherlock Road, Los Angeles, CA
RSVP by December 3
To celebrate the holiday season with fellow employees and good cheer, we're planning a holiday dinner to end the year!
December 15th at 6:00 p.m.
83 Sixth Ave
Playful Christmas Party Invitation Wording
Let the warmth of friendship
take the chill from the air,
and the spirit of the season
make winter easier to bear.
The Morris Family
invites you and a guest to our
Saturday, December 24th
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7774 Water St.
There is the salad, the pasta, and other delights,
And all the gifts will be opened tonight
There’s only one missing here, right? That’s you!
Please come to our Christmas dinner tonight.
Sunday, December 20th 7:30 in the evening
Kristal and Howard Terrence’s Home
56 Wildwood Drive
Lunt, New York
What to Include in a Christmas Party Invitation
1. The host’s name
First things first, make sure your guests can easily tell who’s hosting or sponsoring the celebration. They’re likely to receive a number of invitations throughout the holiday season, so it’s important to make this clear so they don’t mistake your event for another.
The Richardson Family
Hosted by Sean & Barbara O’Leary
2. The date and time
Clearly state the date, including the day of the week, and the time of your Christmas party. Remember that the holidays is a busy time for most, so choose your party date wisely. Whether it’s before or after Christmas day largely depends on you and your guest’s schedules. If your party is largely for family, they are more likely to prioritize your party over other obligations. But for friends and colleagues, it might make more sense to hold your celebration shortly after Christmas day. Not only do many people have work off between Christmas and New Year, but it’s also the time that stores have large discounts so it’s a great chance to purchase party supplies without breaking the bank.
Tuesday, December 27 at 9 p.m.
12.27.16 | 7PM
Monday, December 27th at 7:00 in the evening
3. The location
It’s important to include the party’s address on the invitation, but for some people that can be the simplest step to forget. If your guests aren’t familiar with the party location, make it easier for them and include the directions in the envelope for them. Your guests will appreciate the extra step you took to make getting there effortless for them.
75 Oakland Street
Marblehead, RI, 09872
Brine Oyster Bar
756 Fallen Road
San Diego, CA
Your neighbors at apartment 528
4. The theme
Creating a fun party theme encourages your guests to get excited and involved. Because Christmas parties can range from formal attire to an ugly sweater party, it’s important to provide some direction so you aren’t keeping your guests guessing. Share dress code information where appropriate, like stating “black tie” or “cocktail attire”. If it’s a casual affair, you can omit this from the invite. Additionally, make sure you let your guests know if they need to bring their own liquor or dish for a potluck spread or a wrapped gift for an exchange
Bring your favorite cookie for our ultimate Christmas cookie exchange!
Bring your best singing voice for a night of epic Christmas carol karaoke!
Wear your ugliest Christmas sweater to be in the running for our legendary grand prize!
5. The RSVP details
You’ll want your guests to RSVP to your Christmas party, so you can get a head count of who’s attending. Provide them with a date by which you’ll need a response and share your email or phone number for them to contact you directly. If you’re going old fashioned and prefer a written RSVP, don’t forget address labels on your envelopes so guests can respond as swiftly as possible.
RSVP to email@example.com by December 7th
RSVP to Darren at 888.434.5678 by December 12th
6. The closing
Leave your guests on the edge of their seat and provide them with a hint of what’s to come at your Christmas party. This can be anything from making your own secret specialty cocktail that they won’t want to miss, or a confidential grand prize for the ugliest Christmas sweater. Whatever it is, your guests will be anticipating your party for weeks after seeing your fun cliffhanger.
You won’t want to miss our winter wonderland cocktail - guaranteed the best you’ve ever tried!
Save room for Grandma’s annual mouthwatering Christmas desserts.
Tips to Remember When Creating a Party Invitation
1. Pay attention to invitation design
The best Christmas parties start the moment that the guest receives their invitation in the mail. Make sure you take the time to choose the theme that best reflects the style of your party. Formal parties usually work best with a classic invitation design, while a casual get-together is the perfect chance to choose a casual fun-loving design.
If it’s manageable with the number of invitees, a handwritten envelope will be graciously acknowledged by your guests. Just be mindful of properly addressing the invitation, keeping in mind couples who have different last names or those with distinguished titles.
3. Creativity stands out
How many party invites do you remember receiving over the years? If you’re lucky, only a handful of catchy ones. Make sure your invite reflects your own personal style so your guests will want to tuck yours away to reminisce on for years to come. Whether that’s incorporating an embarrassing photo of your uncle Jim from last year’s celebrations, or coming up with a witty quote that only your friends will understand--your guests will love to see your originality arrive in their mailbox. If you’re having a hard time thinking of something creative to add to your invitation, use our Christmas card sayings to find the perfect quote that’s fitting for your party’s vibe.
When to send our your Christmas party invites
Remember to send our your Christmas party invites at least a month in advance—the earlier, the better. Your guests are likely planning for the holidays months in advance. Whether it’s coordinating their flight home or setting a date for a family Christmas dinner, it’s best to get on their radar before their holiday is fully booked. Once you send your invites, it’s the perfect time to start planning your yearly family Christmas card before your Christmas party planning is in full swing.