A formal invitation for an event is composed of separate lines on a card that list the host, their request, the honoree, date and time, location and an RSVP. Generally, abbreviations aren't used in formal invitations. When writing a birthday invitation for adults, you can be more casual but still socially correct by providing all the essential information a guest will need.
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The first section of an invitation should consist of the host's name (for example, "Jane Doe"). The host is the individual paying for the party.
The second section is the request. This line describes the purpose of the invitation. As an example, you could say: "Requests the pleasure of your company to celebrate the birthday of" or "Cordially invites you to participate in a gathering to honour the birthday of." If it's a milestone or decade birthday, such as 30th, 40th or 65th, you can make mention of that or if it's meant to be a "surprise" birthday party.
The third section is for the name of the honoree, the person celebrating a birthday. His or her name should be written on this line (for example, "John Doe").
The fourth section should have the birthday celebration's date and time. Give the day of the week, date and month and specific time (for example, 6:00 p.m.)
The fifth section should indicate the location of the birthday party. The first line of the address should consist of the street address. Move on to a new line if the location is at an apartment or has a particular building number. The last line of the address should consist of the city. For out-of-town guests, you may want to include a separate sheet with directions in their invitations.
Include an RSVP or reply line if you want guests to respond to your invitation. The "RSVP" simply needs to be added in the lower left-hand corner of the invitation. If you need to have a headcount by a certain date, ask guests to "Please reply by (date)" in the lower left-hand corner of the invitation instead. Include the phone number guests should use to reply.
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