How to write a thank you for a family dinner invitation

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How to write a thank you for a family dinner invitation
Take a minute to say "thanks" in writing. (silver thank you image by Brett Mulcahy from

Thanking a family member for a recent dinner invitation shows your gratitude and demonstrates proper etiquette and manners. Family members are sometimes taken for granted and sending a thank-you for their recent hospitality shows how much you appreciated being invited to dinner and that their good deeds did not go unnoticed. Thank-you notes and cards go a long way in making a family member feel special --- regardless of the occasion. It only takes a few minutes to thank someone for dinner, so be sure to show your family members how much you appreciate them.

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Things you need

  • Stationery or note cards
  • Pen
  • Postage

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  1. 1

    Decide who you want to thank and personally address that family member in the greeting such as, "Dear Na Na" or "Hi Pop Pop."

  2. 2

    State what you are thanking the person for and be specific. An example would be, "Thank you so much for having me over to dinner on Wednesday. You make the best spaghetti and meatballs, and I always get excited when you invite me over to eat with you!"

  3. 3

    Go into further detail about the dinner and what made it so special. You can say, "Having dinner with you and watching old home movies is something that I will cherish for a long time" or "You always make me feel so comfortable and loved at your house and that means a lot to me."

  4. 4

    Write one last thank you for the family dinner such as, "Thanks again for the great spaghetti dinner. You are a wonderful cook, and I cannot wait until the next one!"

  5. 5

    Add a closing such as "Love," "I Love You," "Your Little Love Bug," or "Your Loving Granddaughter." Whatever you choose, make it personal and meaningful.

  6. 6

    Insert the card or note into an envelope and write the recipient's address on the front. Place postage on it and drop in the mail or hand deliver if you see the family member on a regular basis.

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