Whoever invented the potluck was a genius. Having everyone bring a dish to the party not only saves the beleaguered host from cooking for a bajillion people, but ensures there’s enough grub to go around. On top of all that, it reduces cleanup, as guests pack up their leftover dips and casseroles at the end of the proceedings.
But if you’re reading this article, you already know all that. What you’re looking for are some ideas for potluck invitation wording. Well, you’re in luck – pot luck, that is.
A potluck invitation needs to convey all the usual party details, along with instructions for bringing a dish to share. Of course, everything goes down better with a spoonful of style and humor. Just be careful not to distract invitees with a lot of verbiage (clever though it may be). With that in mind, here are some sample wording ideas for different types of potluck gatherings.
Here are a few invitation wording ideas that work for just about any sort of potluck, whether it’s at the office or someone’s home.
- You’re invited to a
Potluck Dinner Party
Saturday, March 7 at 5 PM
The Johnson Home
1234 Potluck Lane, Andersonville
RSVP to Andy (phone/email) by February 20
Bring your family – and a favorite dish to share!
- You’ve heard of tough luck, blind luck, and beginner’s luck, but the best luck of all is… POT Luck!
Please Join Us For A
Bring your favorite casserole or appetizer to share!
- Do you like good food, good drinks, and good company?
Well, you’re in luck… POT luck, that is!
We’re having an
Appetizer Potluck & Cocktail Hour
You bring the foods – we got the booze
- Please join us for our
Annual Office Potluck
Sign up to bring a dish at Patty Russell’s office (302B)
- Do you like food?
Do you like friends?
Do you like dumb questions?
If the answer to the first two questions is yes, join us for
Bella and Steve’s Amazing Potluck Adventure
Halloween potluck invitations have a unique flavor (so to speak).
- Calling all hungry monsters!
It’s time for our
Spook-tacular Halloween Potluck
Come if you dare – with a dish to share!
- It’s time to
Eat, Shriek & Be Scary
Bring your monstrous appetite (and a dish to share) to our
Spooky Cool Halloween Potluck
- Trick or Treat
Smell Our Feet
Our Halloween Potluck
Will be Full of Good Eats
- Hey all you witches and warlocks…
Join us for our
Enchanting Halloween Potluck
We’ll have a few tasty dishes fresh out of the coven – you bring your own spellbinding concoction to share
Here’s some potluck invitation wording for Thanksgiving (or Friendsgiving, if you prefer).
- Thanksgiving is a time of sharing, so what better way to celebrate than with a
We’ll take care of the turkey – you bring a favorite holiday dish to share!
- “The best family is the one you choose.”
Come celebrate the season in the company of friends at our
Bring a side dish to share (or just bring yourself)
We’ve got the bird and a few basics covered
- Which Thanksgiving side dish is best?
Join us as we attempt to answer this age-old question at our
Terrific Turkey Day Potluck
Bring your sensational side to this Thanksgiving throw down!
- It’s the season of gratitude, and we would be most grateful if you would join us at our
Bring a favorite side dish to share, or just bring yourself – there won’t be any shortage of food!
Potlucks abound at Christmastime. Here’s some sample wording for a holiday potluck invitation.
- On Dasher, on Dancer, on Prancer, on Vixen!
Bring a dish you’re fond of fixin’!
That’s right, it’s our
Annual Christmas Potluck Party
- You’re cordially invited to a
Holiday Cocktail Party & Potluck
Bring an appetizer to share, and celebrate the season with an evening of food, friends, and festive fun!
- ‘Tis the season for sharing laughs, gifts, and of course… FOOD!
Join us for our fantastically festive
Holiday Potluck & Gift Exchange
- Jingle all the way to our
Annual Office Potluck Party
Sign up to bring your best and most festive dish to share
It’s going to (Jingle Bell) rock!
Here’s some wording you can use for a barbecue potluck invitation.
- We’re grillin’ up an
Awesome Potluck Picnic
And you’re invited!
We’ll have burgers and beers – you bring a tasty side or appetizer to share!
- Hey all you ladies and dudes…
Let’s get together for some drinks and food!
We’re throwing a
Backyard Barbecue Bash
Bring yourself and a favorite side to share!
- Hot Diggity Dog!
Join us for some fun in the sun at our
Pool Party Potluck
We’ll have dogs aplenty – you bring a delicious dish of your own to share
Finally, here’s some simple wording tailored for a casual email invitation. In this example, the “this link” wording could point to an online signup service like this one.
- Subject: Join Us For a Potluck!
How would you like to get together for some good food and fantastic company? Well, we’re hosting a potluck at our place, and we’d love to see you there! Here are the details:
Saturday, September 5 at 6 PM
Alice and John’s House
1234 Crockpot Lane, Jamestown
Please RSVP by replying to this email by August 25. You can sign up to bring a dish by following this link. If you can’t bring a dish to share for any reason, please come anyway – we want you there!