Cocktail Party Invitation Ideas

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Cocktail Party Invitation Ideas
Cocktail parties symbolise sophistication. (martini image by Horticulture from

A cocktail party can sparkle with crystal highball glasses and talk of business deals. Friends can gather to celebrate life events or holidays. Whether in a room with white-clad servers or in a friend's backyard before dinner, a cocktail party brings guests together for carefree conversation and conviviality. Send invitations reflecting the type of party you are holding, using images, font and phrasing. Include the length of the party so guests can make additional commitments. According to the website Bar TV, cocktail parties should last no longer than three hours. Schedule an evening gathering early enough for guests to go to dinner or a show.

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Formal Cocktail Party Invitations

Guests may gather at formal cocktail parties for personal or business-related reasons. Send cocktail party invitations that reflect the formality of the event. Communicate sophistication and style with a pen and ink outline of a martini glass. Use an elegant font, such as Papyrus or Accent 7. The website Invitation Consultants provides an example of a corporate formal cocktail party invitation.

"Caraway & Carmichael Logistics

request the pleasure of your company

for dining and dancing at the

Annual President's Reception

Saturday, May seventeenth

two thousand fourteen

six o'clock in the evening

The Vienna Club

599 West Sweeney Street

Ronkonkoma, New York"

Cocktail Party Invitation Ideas
Extend invitations for a formal business cocktail party. (martini image by Jarek Miarka from

Informal Cocktail Party Invitations

An informal cocktail party might centre on a particular drink or alcoholic beverage. If, for example, you plan to serve tequila drinks, represent that in your invitations. Send invitations with an image of a frozen margarita with a salted rim and a slice of lime perched on it. Set an image of a blue agave in the background. An informal cocktail party invitation might read

"Gather with friends

for tequila drinks

of all types and sizes

Tequila Mockingbird,


Tequila Sunrise and more

September 9th

6 p.m.

Jalisco Bar


An informal cocktail party may centre on a specific liquor.
An informal cocktail party may centre on a specific liquor. (vere d'eau image by Ellsing from

Casual Cocktail Party Invitations

A casual cocktail party might bring guests together in a host's backyard or at a favourite watering hole with Happy Hour entertainment. Invite guests to an early evening---6 p.m. with light snacks like quesadillas, tortilla chips, salsa and guacamole. Use a font such as Comic Sans MS or Kristen ITC. An invitation for the type of cocktail party may read

"The garden is blooming

Waiting for guests to enjoy its beauty

And the company of good friends

The Millers invite you

To a casual cocktail gathering

On Friday August 30th

6:30 p.m.

Light Refreshments provided


Casual cocktail parties might include casual drinks.
Casual cocktail parties might include casual drinks. (Bottle with beer on a white reflecting surface image by Alexander Oshvintsev from

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