Invitation letter to a personal social event. Sample letter


  1. Because this event is a cheerful occasion, the invitation should also radiate the positive vibe. Clearly explain to the reader if the attendance is mandatory and why are the other people invited.
  2. Relay the invitation, including the name of the event and other details such as date, time, and place where it will be held. You may also opt to mention the other participants who will be attending. Also, discuss the goal of the event: to honor someone, to celebrate an anniversary, to introduce a product or service, etc.
  3. Tell the reader if refreshments will be given.
  4. Tell the reader that you anticipate him or her and encourage him or her to reply by a particular date.


[Senders Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Letter Date]

[Recipients Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-

Dear [Recipients Name],

We would like to extend an open invitation to all residents of Carlton Street to the annual street party. Those long time residents will know that every July everyone gets together to have some serious summer fun. This year's event has been scheduled for the evening of Friday, July 16. I know that there are many new residents this year, and it would be a good chance for everyone to get to know each other.

James Roberts will be this year's master of ceremonies and will also be the subject of the Carlton Street Roast. I know I for one of some insults ready, for those that can remember his hideous decorations last Christmas I am sure you know he deserves each and every one of them.

If you could phone Sarah Jones on 887-3983 to pick a food arrangement, it would be appreciated. We hope to see everyone there.


[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -