The thing about graduation parties is that there are lots of them. Many of them happen on the same day or the same weekend. And of course, there’s lots of crossover on the invite lists, so many people are receiving multiple graduation party invitations (not to mention going away parties).
What’s the point of all this? Simply that if you’re planning a graduation party, it’s behooves you to send out invitations that stand out from the crowd. At the very least, your invites should be clearly worded, so there’s less room for mix ups. After all, this may be Party No. 6 for some of your invitees, but it’s still a very special event for your graduate.
Here are some examples of graduation party invitation wording in various styles. Use these wording samples as templates for your own invites, or just grab some ideas as you begin to write your own.
Here’s some party invitation wording that gets across the key details without a lot of fluff.
From Lake Ridge High School
Saturday, May 19 at 3 PM
The Murphy Home
1234 College Way, Andersonville
RSVP to Malcolm (123-4567 / email@example.com) by May 5
In Honor Of
Friday, May 24 at 7 PM
1234 Matriculation Lane, Faribault
Hosted by Jean and Roger Schultz
Please RSVP to Roger (123-4567 / firstname.lastname@example.org) by May 10
From Century Heights High School
Please Join Us For a Graduation Open House
Saturday, June 4
2 PM – 7 PM
The Carter Home
1234 Diploma Street, Ashland
No gifts necessary – your presence is enough!
One way to get people’s attention is to strike a casual tone and sprinkle in some humor. Here are some wording samples designed to make your invitees smile. You might find even more ideas in our list of school-related puns.
School’s Out Forever!
Ken Holt is Graduating
Let’s Help Him Celebrate With A
Saturday, May 15 at 3 PM
1234 University Street, Bigtown
No gifts, please. Also, no more pencils, no more books, and no more teacher’s dirty looks.
But Her College Debt Will Continue For Many Years
Please Join Us For
Jen Nichol’s Graduation Party
Rachel is Graduating From American Tech!
She’s Trying to Keep a Low Profile
But We Can’t Allow That to Happen
Please Join Us For A
Surprise Graduation Party
Most graduation invite wording is easy to adapt to either high school or college. But if you’re looking for high school-specific wording, here are a few examples.
Join Us For A
In Honor Of
Friday, June 2 at 6 PM
Reston Valley Hotel
1234 Diploma Boulevard, Reston Valley
RSVP to Jane Ryan (123-4567 / email@example.com) by May 20
Class of 2023 Graduation Party
In Honor Of
Please Join Us For an Open House
Celebrating the Graduation Of
Here are some examples of invite wording for a college graduation party. Note that college graduation party invites typically include the type of degree the graduate has earned.
Who Recently Received a BA in History From Washington University
Please Join Us For Dinner, Drinks, and Dessert
Saturday, June 5 at 7 PM
The Perez Home
1234 Collegiate Avenue, Brooksville
RSVP to Kate Perez (123-4567 / firstname.lastname@example.org) by May 22
From Carson College
Please Join Us For Appetizers and Cocktails
In Honor of Rick Peterson’s College Graduation
Help Rick Celebrate His New History Degree
Come Dressed As Your Favorite Historical Figure
Simple Email Message
Sending a simple email or ecard has its advantages. For one thing, you can get your invites out quickly. Here’s some sample wording.
Well, it’s finally happening. My daughter Jodie is graduating from Liberty Hill High School! We’d be thrilled if you could join us for a graduation party after the ceremony. Here are the details:
Jodie’s Graduation Gala
Saturday, June 6
2 PM – 6 PM
Wendt Park Shelter #2
If you can make it, please reply to this email or call me at 123-4567 by May 25 so I have an idea of how many people to expect. Please don’t feel like you have to bring a gift – we’ll be happy just to have your company on this big day.
Thanks so much and I hope to see you there,
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