27 Thank You For Inviting Me To Your Party Messages

Being invited to a party can be fun. 

Below, you will find sample messages for how to say thank you for inviting me or us to the party. 

This post is part of the thank you for the inviting me series.


  • If going to the party, express excitement about attending only if you are excited. I realize that sometimes you may attend a party out of a sense of obligation.
  • Saying thank you doesn’t replace an RSVP. Please also respond to the RSVP in the requested manner.
  • There are many types of parties. Use the example messages as inspiration and adjust as necessary for the type of party (graduation, holiday, New Year’s, etc.)
  • Your wording will vary depending on when you are writing your thank you message:
    • Before the party, attending
    • Before the party, not attending
    • After attending the party

You can see detailed “thank you for the invite” templates and more tips by reading the how to write a thank you note steps.

The examples below are only the center section of your thank you message (when writing a handwritten note or email). You’ll still want to include a greeting, closing, and sign your name. Learn how to write a thank you note for anything here.

The best notes are specific. Be sure to add details to your notes!

There are more example posts for being invited to specific types of parties. Follow these links:

Party (no theme) 


#1 Thanks for inviting us to your party. We looking forward to attending and will be there on the 4th.

#2 We appreciate being invited to your party! We will see you on Friday. I am planning to bring deviled eggs to share.

#3 Thank you for inviting me to your party. Your parties are always so much fun! I am excited to see you and [partner’s name]. We will see you at the party! 

#4 I am thankful for being invited to your party. Being new in town is challenging, and I hope to meet some new friends. Thanks again for including me.

#5 I am excited to see you next Friday. Thanks for inviting me to your party. It should be lots of fun!

Not Attending 

#6 We received the invitation to your party. Unfortunately, we will not be able to attend as we have another commitment that weekend. I hope you all have fun!

#7 Thank you for inviting me to your party. It sounds like it will be awesome, but I have plans with my family that evening. Hopefully, I can make it to your next party.

#8 Thanks for inviting us to your party. I am sorry to say that will can’t make it. We do appreciate being invited, and our sorry to miss out.

#9 Your party sounds like fun. I enjoy getting together with our friends and family, but I can’t come this time as I will be working that night. Say hello to everyone for me!

#10 Thanks for the party invitation. My family loves hanging out with your family, but we will be out of town that weekend. Maybe next time! 

Already Attended

#11 We had so much fun at your party last Friday. Thank you for inviting us! The food was excellent, and I loved playing Settlers of Catan.

#12 Thanks again for inviting us to your party. We had a blast hanging out and hearing about your recent trip. The homemade pizza was excellent too!

#13 I enjoyed your party last weekend and was delighted to meet your parents. Thank you for including me! The walnut chocolate chip cookies were the best. 

#14 Thank you for inviting me to your party. Being asked over was a wonderful surprise. I had such a wonderful time visiting and meeting your friends. I really hit it off with [Person’s Name] and will be meeting [him/her] for lunch very soon. 

Retirement Party

#16 Thank you for inviting me to your retirement party. I will miss working with you. I appreciate all the help you’ve given me over the years. 

#17 I am sorry, but I will not be able to make it to your retirement party. I appreciate the invitation, and I will be sure to catch up with you before your last day. 

#18 Your retirement party was so much fun. Meeting your [wife/husband/partner] was great after hearing about [him/her] while working together for so many years. You were one of the best coworkers ever! I wish you all the best in your next phase of life.

Backyard Party

#19 Thanks for inviting me to your backyard party! My family is very excited to meet your family, and we will bring our cornhole game. We will see you on the 12th!

#20 We appreciate the invitation to your backyard party. However, we will not be able to make it over that weekend. I am sorry to miss out and will schedule another time to come over for a visit.

#21 Wow! We had so much fun at your BBQ in your yard last weekend. The landscaping was beautiful, and the shredded pork sandwiches were delicious. Thank you so much for inviting us to be a part of it. 

Holiday Party 

Note: Replace [holiday] with the type of party you attend. This could be Easter, New Year’s, Halloween, 4th of July, or others!

#22 Thank you for inviting me to your [holiday] party. We are looking forward to seeing you then. The kids are looking forward to your famous [homemade food dish].

#23 Thanks for the invitation to the [holiday] party at your house. We are happy to be able to attend! We will see you at your place this weekend. 

#24 We are so excited to come to your [holiday] party. You can count all four of us to be there. 

#25 I am sorry, but we will not be able to make it to the [holiday] party this year. Thanks for inviting us and we hope to be able to make it next year.

#26 Thank you for inviting us to your [holiday]. Unfortunately, we will not be able to make it as we are [your other prior commitment]. 

#27 Your [holiday] party was the best! The fireworks were amazing and beautiful. The kids enjoyed the bonfire and s’mores too. Thanks for inviting us!

#28 Thank you for inviting me to your [holiday] get-together. We had a wonderful time visiting with the family. The potluck was a great idea too, and we enjoyed trying everyone’s dishes.

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Heidi has been writing thank you notes for more than 30 years and is the author of A Modern Guide to Writing Thank-You Notes. Her goal is to help people write better thank-you notes by providing tips and examples.