Thanking someone for coming over to your house, dinner, or somewhere else is an excellent way to show your gratitude and appreciation. Spending time with people is important. In this post, you’ll learn how to say thank you for coming.
What you write in a thank you for coming message will vary depending on where the person came to. For example, saying thank you for coming to dinner is different than saying thank you for coming to my baby shower.
You’ll find plenty of examples below to help give you ideas for your thank you for coming messages. And there is a template to help you get started.
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Thank You for Coming Series:
Here are other posts in the thank you for coming series.
- Thank you for coming to my birthday party messages
- Thank you for coming to my party (for parties other than birthday parties).
- Thank you for coming to my baby shower examples are included in the baby shower thank you wording guide.
Thank You for Coming Message Template
Here is a thank you for coming message template. Words in [brackets] can be updated for your situation.
It’s designed to be a handwritten note. If you are sending a text or another instant message, in most cases, you can leave off the greeting , closing , and your name .
For the thank-you message , ask yourself, why are you thankful that the recipient joined you?
 Dear [Person’s Name],
 Thank you for coming [to my house/dinner/lunch/etc.] yesterday. I enjoyed visiting with you and appreciate our friendship. [Add a genuine compliment or mention something that was discussed].
 [Your Name]
Note: There are many possible reasons to thank someone for coming, which makes a template a bit challenging. Please read the examples below to get wording ideas or other posts in the thank you for coming series.
You can use a free tool like Grammarly (I use the paid version) to ensure your Grammar is perfect in your message.
A handwritten note will feel more personal and could be sent in the mail or handed to the person (perhaps at the officer or church). Review my best tips for choosing a note card.
Thank You for Coming Example Messages
The first set of examples will be generic thank you for coming messages. But, remember, making your thank you message specific is best. So, if you can, add an additional sentence or two, or add the place or even the person came to (see the examples in the following sections). These short examples could also be used to start a note or as a complete note.
#1 Today was fantastic and so much fun! Thanks for coming.
#2 Spending time with you is a blessing. Thank you for coming over!
#3 Thank you for coming over. I had such a great time with you.
#4 Thank you for making my day special by coming over. You’re the best friend anyone could ask for.
#5 Thank you for coming over. Your presence meant a lot to us.
#6 Thank you for stopping by to see me yesterday. It was a pleasant surprise and made my day.
#7 Last night’s bonfire was terrific. Thank you for coming and being part of the celebrations.
#8 Thank you for coming over to my house. I enjoyed spending the afternoon with you.
#9 You’re a great friend! Thank you for taking time out of your busy life to come over yesterday.
#10 Whenever we see you, we are filled with joy. Thank you for coming to see us last week.
#11 Thank you all for coming! It was a delight to see everyone.
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Thank You For Coming to Dinner or Lunch
These examples will thank someone who came to dinner or lunch with you. In most of the samples, you can swap dinner with lunch.
#1 Thank you for coming for dinner last night. I had an amazing time sharing the meal and visiting with you. And I enjoyed getting to know you better. Learning that we share a love of [topic] was exciting. I am looking forward to many more deep conversations. I’m so glad you came into my life.
#2 Thank you for coming over for dinner. I had so much fun and enjoyed the great conversation. You’re a good friend, and I love our time together.
#3 Thanks for coming to lunch last week. Having a lunch guest was a treat for me. I was happy to see you and catch up for a while. Hearing about your life and children is always interesting to me. Let’s plan to get together again soon.
#4 I was so glad to see you last night. Thank you for coming for dinner at the last minute. Sharing the meal with you was fantastic as I didn’t know that [Name] had to work late until after I had the food prepared. Also, thank you for bringing the ice cream! It was delicious.
#5 You’re a great friend, and I am grateful for our friendship. Thank you for coming over for lunch yesterday and listening to my current problems. You’re the best listener, and I am thankful for your advice.
#6 Thank you for coming to lunch last week! All of you are great friends, and I’m so grateful that we’ve remained in touch since high school. I enjoyed catching up with each of you.
#7 Thank you all for coming to dinner last weekend. I had a great time and hope that you did it. I love sharing the memories from our past and making new memories.
Thank You for Coming to My House or Home Messages
These thank you messages will help you say thank you to someone who visited your home.
#1 Thank you for coming to my house last week. I enjoyed visiting with you and catching up. Also, thank you for bringing the brownies. They were a nice treat.
#2 Thank you for coming over to my home on Sunday. I love spending time with you and was happy for you to see my flower garden while the flowers were blooming. Let’s plan to get together at least once a month.
#3 I am glad you came over last night, as I had such a wonderful time with you. Thank you for coming and spending time with me. Our conversation about [topic] was thought-provoking, and I appreciated hearing your viewpoint.
#4 Thank you for stopping by my house yesterday. Seeing you was just the break that I needed. Remodeling and painting have been taking much longer than expected. However, I enjoyed talking with you, and thanks for your tip on how to quickly paint around windows.
#5 Thank you for coming to our home last weekend. We enjoyed spending time with you and showing you the new room we set up for the cats. The cats love the catnip toys that you gave to them. We are so thankful that you love cats as much as we do.
#6 Thank you for supporting me last night. I appreciate that you came over to my house when I needed a friend to lean on. You are a great listener and such a caring friend. Thank you again for being there for me.
#7 Thank you for coming over to check on me! Unfortunately, I’ve been sleeping so much that I didn’t realize my phone needed to be charged. However, I am happy to report that I’m feeling better today.
#8 Seeing you last night was beautiful. Thank you for coming to my home. I missed you while you were away and enjoyed our visit.
#9 I am still feeling excited about your surprise visit last weekend. Thank you for coming over while you were in town. And I had such a fun time hearing about your latest travel adventures. Maybe someday I will be brave enough to join you.
#10 Thank you for coming to our house. Showing you our new place was fun; we enjoyed hearing about your life. Also, thank you for bringing the brownies. They were a nice treat.
Thank You for Coming to Church Messages
Thank you messages to say thank you to the person (or family) that came to church with you. These are not intended to be generic “thank you for coming to church” messages for visitors to your church that you do not personally invite.
#1 Thank you for coming to church with me today. I hope and pray that you found the sermon meaningful. Also, I’m grateful that you are interested in exploring church (even if that means you chose to attend a different church).
#2 Thank you for coming to my church. Please let me know if you have any questions about the church or the programs offered. I’ve learned so much about the Bible since I started attending the Wednesday night Bible class.
#3 How did you like the church today? Thank you for coming to check it out. I know I’ve talked it up a lot! Spending time with other believers each week has been encouraging for me. And sometimes, when the pastor shares his message, I feel like God is talking directly to me.
#4 Thank you for coming to church today. I know it was such short notice to invite you early this morning. I hope you enjoyed the service and if you have any questions about what the pastor talked about, please ask. I will answer them as best as possible or find someone who knows the answers.
#5 Thank you for coming with me to church today. You are a great friend, and I appreciate your support as I look for a new church home. I’m eager for your feedback on today’s experience.
Related: Baptism Thank You Messages
Thank You for Coming Summary
With a few sentences, you can write a thank you for coming message to your friends or family.
The template in this post will help you get started, and then there are many thank you for coming example messages. Your note can be customized based on where the interaction with the person occurred (your home, church, dinner, etc.).