Whether a friend or family member throws a birthday party, baby or bridal shower or graduation event in your honor, thank her for the gesture with a handwritten letter. Use these tips to adequately express your gratitude and to let her know what a great time you had.
Send a handwritten thank you letter instead of calling on the phone or sending an email. Not only does a formal letter help you follow proper etiquette and express everything you want to say, but it can also become a keepsake for the person who threw you the party.
Thank the person for all of her hard work and for opening her home to guests if she hosted the party in her home. Acknowledge how much time it must have taken to prepare the elements for the party, such as the invitations, food, games and entertainment.
Discuss the most memorable moment from the party. It can be a conversation that touched you, a mishap that made you laugh or a discussion or tip that taught you something new. If you're having trouble coming up with something, stop and think about the party, then write about the first thing that came to mind.
Suggest getting together so you can take her to lunch as another way of saying, "thank you" and so you can reminisce about the party in even greater detail. Also mention that you can't wait to throw a party in her honor if you intend to reciprocate the gesture in the future.
Write a thank you letter even if the event was a disaster. Even if you and the guests had a terrible time or if you and the hostess got into an argument during the party, express your appreciation for the effort and kindness it took to plan and organize it.