When you think of New Year’s, you think of parties. More than any other holiday, it’s an occasion to get together with friends and whoop it up. In fact, as far as many of us are concerned, that’s really all the holiday is about.
So, if you’re hosting a New Year’s Eve party, know that you’re performing an essential function. Also know that you’re taking on a fair bit of work during the busy holiday season. To keep your plans on track, you’ll want to get your invitations out early.
Fortunately, sending invitations doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. This article will help you with the toughest part, which is figuring out what to say. Read on for ideas and examples to help you come up with pitch-perfect New Year’s party invitation wording.
New Year’s Party Invite Tips
As a rule, New Year’s invitations are pretty basic. Unless your party has an unusual theme, invitees should already have a good idea of what to expect. There are really only a few issues that are specific to a year end party invitation:
1. To BYOB or not – that is the big question. The last thing you want is to throw a party where everyone is under-intoxicated. If you plan to supply enough booze for all your guests, great. If not, the invitation should send the message that they need to bring their own.
2. Kids welcome? People generally assume they need to get a babysitter, especially if the party starts late. If you’re okay with guests bringing their children, you might want to say so on the invite.
3. Include an ending time if you won’t want people to stay late. Most New Year’s parties run well past midnight, but not all. If you’re planning on your gathering wrapping up earlier, consider putting the end time right on the invitation so guests can make plans for later if they want.
4. Sell it. People can only go to so many New Year’s Eve parties, so if you want to maximize attendance, jazz up your invitation. This could mean using a funny picture or clever wording, or highlighting the fun activities you have planned.
Here’s some sample New Year’s party invitation wording you can use as-is, or as inspiration for your own composition:
Join Us As We Kick Off 2017 in Style
Saturday, December 31 at 9PM
Joy and Karl’s House
1234 Bubbly Lane, Deertown
RSVP to Karl by Dec. 27 (email@example.com / 123-4567)
BYOB – we’ll have non-alcoholic drinks and champagne to serve at midnight
New Year’s Celebration
Saturday, December 31, 6-10 PM
We’ll Have Appetizers & Cocktails For the Grownups
Snacks & Entertainment For the Kids
In With the New
If You’re Ready For 2017
This Party is For You
BYO booze and an appetizer to share
Join Us For Dinner and Drinks
As We Ring in the New Year
Real Pain For My Sham Friends
And a Year-End Party For All My Friends
Lots of Alcohol Will be Needed
Simple Text Email
We’re hosting a New Year’s Eve Party this year. We’d love to have you join us for appetizers, cocktails, and some fun surprises.
Saturday, December 31
9 PM Until Who-Knows-When
Steve and Jean’s House
1234 Auld Lane, Brighton
Reply to this message or call me (123-4567) by December 20 to let me know if you’re coming. We’ll have plenty of food and beverages to choose from, but feel free to bring your own if you want something special. Don’t forget to arrange for a ride home if you plan to drink!
See you there!