New Year's Eve Party Invitation Wording

Planning on throwing a fabulous New Year’s party to welcome in the new year with friends and family? On New Year’s Eve you and your guests, along with the rest of the world, will be waiting for the clock to strike midnight, a symbol, for many, of a new beginning and a fresh start. Resolutions will be spoken, promises will be made and new energy will fill the room. Unlike many other parties, New Year’s parties need to be planned far in advance.

For many families, the holidays are a busy time as they travel to spend time with parents and friends while work and church parties fill their schedule, so you will want to notify them early about your New Year’s party. Also, if you are planning on hosting the party at a venue other than your home (like a restaurant), be sure to book it at least three months in advance, since many of these locations get booked early for the holiday season. Here are some invitation samples and templates that may inspire you when creating your own New Year’s party invitations.

It just wouldn’t be right…
If you weren’t with us when the clock strikes midnight!

Join us as we bring
in the new year!
Saturday, December 31st
at 8:00 p.m.
Jones residence
123 Elm Drive
Seattle, Washington
Dinner and setups will be provided
RSVP by December 27th, 218.555.1212
Map and directions on back

Since the party will continue on past midnight, it is appropriate and considerate to provide dinner or finger foods. Of course, if alcohol is going to be consumed, you can choose to provide all of the alcohol or simply the setups (for example, ginger ale, sodas, juices). However, you will want to indicate this on the invitation. Since you will be providing dinner or finger foods, you can ask that each guest RSVP so you can get an accurate headcount to prepare an adequate amount of food.

At midnight, we will raise our glasses and cheer…
As we bring in a wonderful new year!
Honor us with your presence
at our New Year’s party
Saturday, December 31st
at 7:30 p.m.
Martinez residence
432 Georgia Street
Austin, Texas
Finger foods and drinks will be provided
RSVP by December 26th, 512.555.1212
Map and directions on back

The Hyatt family requests the honor
of your presence
at a New Year’s bash to remember.
Saturday, December 31st
7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Quincy Ballroom, Hyatt Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia
Dinner and drinks will be provided
RSVP by December 20th, 645.555.1212
Map and directions enclosed

We would love to join hands with our family and friends…
As the year 2007 comes to an end!
Let’s all ring in the new year
on Monday, December 31st
Garrett residence
8745 Willow Creek Drive
Boston, Massachusetts
The party of the year starts at 8:00 p.m.
Dinner and setups will be provided
Children welcome!
RSVP by December 28th, 444.555.1212
Map and directions enclosed

While etiquette books feel it is customary that the host provide all food and drinks (aside from alcoholic drinks), it has become a trend to throw potluck parties, where guests bring in a favorite dish. Be sure to indicate this on the invitation if you expect others to bring in a dish. Also, since the party will be going on until the wee hours of the morning, indicate on the invitation whether or not children are welcome.

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