When your friend or family has you or your family over, you can thank the host to show your appreciation.
The examples below are sample messages you could put into a thank-you note, email, or text message.
Several years ago, when I was new at a church, a nice couple had me over to their house for dinner. And then we played some games. It was an easy way to get to know them, and I appreciated being invited over. Afterward, I mailed them a handwritten thank-you note.
If you want to thank someone who visited you, read the “Thank you for visiting” guide.
How To Say Thank You For Having Us Over
When thanking someone for having you over, the best messages include specific details. The more personal you can make it, the better.
Along with your thanks, you can include a compliment of the host, any food, something fun you did together, etc.
Remember that a short thank you is better than not saying thank you. The goal is to express gratitude.
Here are some short thank you messages, which you could use standalone or as part of a longer message. Please feel free to change us to me and vice versa as needed.
- Thank you for having us!
- We had fun. Thanks for having us over.
- Thanks for having me.
- Thank you for inviting us to your home. We had a really good time.
- Thank you so much for having me. The food and conversation were great!
- You’re a wonderful host. Thanks again for having me over for the evening.
- I enjoy spending time with you. Thanks for your amazing hospitality.
- You’re an amazing chef! Thank you for having me over for dinner.
- Thank you for welcoming me into your home. I had a great time.
- Thank you for having me over for game night. I enjoyed the lively conversation.
- I had a great time with your family last night. Thank you for having me over for movie night.
Thank You for Having Us Over Messages
These examples add details to a “thanks for having us” message. Remember, if you write an email or handwritten note, you’ll need to include a greeting, closing, and sign your name.
Learn More: How To Write A Good Thank You Note
#1 Thank you for having us over for the dinner party. We had a great time visiting with you and meeting the others. I hope we can do it again sometime soon. Your lasagna is the best!
#2 Thanks for having us over on such short notice. The kids had fun swimming in the pool, and we enjoyed catching up with you. It was a great day for all of us on a hot day.
#3 Spending time at your vacation home last weekend was a delight. We appreciate your kindness and hospitality and opening your home. Thank you for inviting us! The views from your deck overlooking the valley are amazing. The sunset was perfect.
#4 Your place is beautiful! Thank you for having us over as your guest. We want to say thank you for the food, memories, and overall great time hanging out together that weekend.
#5 Our stay at your home last weekend was fun. Opening your home to us was generous. We also enjoyed meeting some of the people from your [church] community. The [church] party was fun, and I’m glad you invited us to come with you. We are discussing joining your [church] as we learned a lot during our visit. Thank you for inviting us to check it out. We may send you some follow-up questions via email.
#6 Thanks for having us over for the fun and games in your backyard. We heard that your place was the best for summer outdoor activities. Our expectations were greatly exceeded! The kids also enjoyed the visit and didn’t stop talking about the [enjoyable thing they did].
#7 Thanks for your hospitality when we stayed with you two weeks ago. The list of activities that we enjoyed is long. Also, taking us to your friend’s house party was a nice treat. The people there were friendly to meet, and we had a great time.
#8 You and [Bob] are lovely hosts. We felt so comfortable at your house. Your hospitality is exceptional, and we’d happily be your guest anytime! We both want to say thank you for having us for the dinner party. Thanks for having us.
#9 Your new place is amazing! Thanks for having us over to see it. We also enjoyed visiting with you and catching up. I like hearing about [what they shared that you liked].
#10 Thank you for your hospitality when you had us over. We appreciated your warm reception and welcoming words. We had an enjoyable time playing fun board games with your family. It was our pleasure to win all the games! Just kidding. The conversation while we played was meaningful.
#11 Thank you for having us over for your backyard BBQ party. We had a great time visiting with you and the other families. And the games were fun for the kids. Let’s make this an annual tradition!
#12 From the bottom of my heart, thank you for having us for the dinner party. The entire family was happy to meet more families in our neighborhood. The kids finally have some other kids that they can play with. They are so happy. We appreciate you for making such an effort to help us feel welcome.
Thank You for Having Us on Your Birthday
These are example messages to thank someone for having you over on their birthday.
#1 Thank you for inviting us over on your birthday. We appreciate the kind gesture, and have fun celebrating your special day.
#2 We had a blast on your birthday. Thank you for having us over for the party.
#3 Thanks for having me over for your birthday celebration. I enjoyed all of the special delicious food that your aunt made. And I enjoyed catching up with you.
#4 Thanks for having us on your birthday. We had a delightful time. You’re the best party host, even for your own birthday. The BBQ was fantastic. I hope you had a joyful day!
#5 I enjoyed your birthday party. Thank you so much for having me over. May God bless you in the coming year!
#6 Congratulations on another year around the sun! Thank you for having us over to your home on your birthday. The cake was delicious and we always enjoy seeing you.
Thank You for Having Me Over Messages
These examples add details to a “thanks for having me” message. You could also modify one of the “thank you for having us” examples to work for your situation.
#1 Thank you for having me over to your house for dinner. A homemade meal I didn’t have to make myself was a nice treat. The tacos were amazing, and the fried ice cream was delicious. I want to invite you to visit my house next month.
#2 Thanks for having me over after the [event]. It was so much fun going with your family. I very much appreciated being able to stay the night. All the food you made for brunch was delicious, especially the blueberry pancakes with real maple syrup.
#3 I want to thank you for your generosity and hospitality. I appreciate your kindness in keeping me company last Wednesday, as I had a hard day. Spending the evening with you cheered me up! And thank you for your advice regarding my current situation. [You could get more specific and write a longer letter about the advice, etc.].
#4 Thank you for dinner last night and for having me over. I appreciate the time we spent together. You’re a wonderful friend and cook. I feel like I’m part of your family whenever I visit your home. And your kids ask me the best questions! I enjoy having conversations with them too.
#5 Thanks for having me over after listening to the speaker at [local place]. I liked being able to discuss everything with you and getting your perspective. The additional information you had about [topic] was interesting too. My appreciation for you is great, as you are someone that I look up to. Thanks again for the invitation to the event.
#6 Thank you for having me over for your party last weekend. You are great friends, and I had a lot of fun meeting your other friends. I loved trying the appetizers that everyone brought. It made for an interesting menu.
#7 Thank you for having me over. I really need the company. Thanks for looking out for me and listening to me talk about [whatever was weighing on your heart]. Your generosity with your time is very much appreciated.
#8 I feel like part of the family whenever you have me over. Thanks for letting me stay the weekend again. I enjoyed all the places we visited and the event at your [church]. I am writing this letter to say thank you! You have the best hospitality, and I feel like it’s a little vacation whenever I can come to your home.
#9 I want to say thank you for having me over to stay last weekend. You have been a great friend during this difficult time in my life. I felt at home and cozy in the bedroom you set up for me. I was able to relax, meditate, and have some peace and quiet. Thank you again for your hospitality.
#10 I had a wonderful time at your place yesterday. The sunset view on your balcony was the icing on the cake. The memories of every fun thing we did will last a lifetime. My favorite was [talk about your favorite even to of the weekend].
#11 I had fun at your house last weekend. Thank you for inviting me to come over. I want to say thank you for your excellent hospitality. I felt like I was on vacation with you, preparing all the meals. The pork chops were the best I’ve ever had. I felt completely rejuvenated and ready to face the workweek.
#12 Thank you for the invitation to visit you at your home. It was just the pick-me-up that I needed. I love all your cats! They were so much fun to pet and play with. You’re the best cat lady!