'Tis the season for Christmas party invitations. If you are hosting a Christmas party this holiday season, deciding on the perfect party invitation should be on top of your list. Whether you are mailing your invitation or sending an online invite, there are plenty of party invitation designs to choose from that will help you not only set the tone for your event and inspire you to plan several details of your party.
Invitations for Kids' Holiday Parties
Whether you are searching for an invitation to match your party theme you have already decided on or looking for a design to develop your party concept around it, there's no right or wrong when it comes to how you have selected your invitation, as long as the party reflects the tone of it.
Gingerbread Party Invite
If you are planning a gingerbread house decorating party for the kids this holiday season, this sweet invitation design will give you a head start and get you into party planning mode in no time. Simply download the design and have it printed on white cardstock. Invite friends and family for a fun-filled day of decorating gingerbread houses and enjoying everything the holiday season has to offer.
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Snowman Holiday Invitation
Whether you are hosting a winter party to keep guests warm and toasty indoors or venturing outdoors for winter activities, a snowman invitation fits both options. Download the snowman invitation below, print as many as you need for your event, and have fun planning a memorable winter holiday party.
More Festive Kids Holiday Party Invitations
Here's a list of unique and festive kids' holiday invitations to get inspired by this holiday season.
- Polar express train ticket: This polar express invitation design will surely make guests look forward to your event. It's fun, unique and everybody will be thrilled to be on board.
- Cookies and cocoa: If you have a cookie decorating party idea in mind to kick off the holiday season, this festive holiday invitation will give you plenty of inspiration to start planning.
- Holiday sleepover: Holiday sleepovers are what kids dream about during the holiday season. Thinking of gathering a group of kids for a pajama party filled with holiday magic? Set the tone to your party with a fun invitation even if it's a casual event for very close friends only.
- The nutcracker: Whether you are planning a whimsical ballerina inspired holiday party or have the nutcrackers as your focal point simply because you love festive Christmas decor, this nutcracker invitation screams holiday party fun.
- Whimsical Christmas tree: This holiday party invitation design is perfect for those who don't have any specific kids holiday party theme in mind, but are looking for a touch of whimsy.
Invitations for Adult Holiday Parties
Gathering with family and friends to spread joy and cheer is what the holiday season is all about. Whether you are planning a sophisticated event or a more intimate gathering, a successful party always starts with an invitation.
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry!
If you are inviting friends for a casual party and the menu consists of holiday appetizers and drinks, this invitation is the perfect design choice for your get-together. If you would like your guests to bring a favorite appetizer to share, be sure to include in your invitation so your guests can plan ahead. Download the free download and fill it out with your own event information.
Oh, What Fun Invitation
This party invitation is a great choice if you haven't decided on a holiday party theme yet, but would like to get a head start on the invite. And if you are mad for plaid and would like to incorporate buffalo plaid into your party decor, this invitation is for you.
Additional Holiday Party Invitations for Adult Entertaining
Get your guests in the holiday spirit with invitations that are exciting and spark their curiosity.
- Making spirits bright: Planning on drinking the night away by hosting a wine tasting party? This retro punny party invitation will definitely set the mood for your holiday party. Including if guests are expected to bring a bottle of wine and a holiday appetizer to share will help them get ready for the party ahead of time.
- Things are about to get ugly: An ugly Christmas sweater party is a must if you have friends with a great sense of humor. Get your guests into the holiday spirit by including in your invitation "a tacky sweater" is mandatory to attend the party.
- Cookie swap: A cookie swap party is a fun way to get the holiday festivities started because you will never see someone unhappy while eating a cookie.
- Ugly Christmas mask: A fun spin on the Christmas ugly sweater party, an ugly Christmas mask party invitation can spark a creative holiday party theme to bring joy and hope for all.
- He sees you when you are drinking: If you planning on hosting a casual holiday party to enjoy fun cocktails and delicious appetizers with friends, just remind your guests to stay nice because Santa will be watching.
Online Holiday Invitations
If you are running behind schedule with your holiday party preparations, sending an online invitation is a convenient way to invite family and friends to attend an event you are hosting. You can find several sites in which you can design and create your own invitation using their wide selection of templates for any occasion. A few sites will even go above and beyond by taking care of your guest list and mailing the invitations for you.
Personalize Your Own Holiday Invitation
For the last-minute planners, customize an invitation in no time with festive templates to fit your holiday party.
- Latke fun: For those who celebrate Hanukkah
- Kwanzaa celebration: For those who celebrate this wonderful cultural holiday
- Secret Santa: If you are planning an office Christmas gift exchange party
- Holiday potluck: If organizing a potluck to gather with friends this holiday season is in your plans
- Christmas take-out: If cooking for Christmas is out of the question
The type of party you are planning to host will dictate how you word your invitation. Casual party invitation wording can be more relaxed and fun, as opposed to a more proper wording for a formal holiday dinner or ball.
The date of the event, the time and location should be up front and center, including the type of Christmas Party.
Don't let guests assume and include any particular details, such as dress code, what type of food and drinks will be served, and parking instructions, for instance
Formal Invitation Wording Examples
For a more formal party, consider using formal wording.
- You are cordially invited to the Miller's second annual Christmas dinner
- We request the honor of your presence at our annual Christmas gala
- Please join us for our 4th Annual Holiday Gala, graciously hosted by
Informal Invitation Wording Examples
Adopt a more casual tone for a less formal event.
- 'Tis the season to jingle and mingle!
- Mix and mingle, join us for cocktails and nibbles!
- You're invited for some holiday cheer to celebrate this special time of year!
- Rejoice in His blessings! Please join us for a Christmas dinner.
- Let's celebrate the joy of the season. Join us for a Christmas party!
- Join us for merriment, joy, laughter, and cheer! It's a holiday party to celebrate Christmas growing near.
- Join us for a little bubbly and good cheer to toast the holidays and the New Year!
Guest should understand the importance of a prompt response and should confirm their attendance at least within a week of receiving the invitation. Following up with those who haven't replied is important on relying on an accurate headcount.
No matter what type of holiday party you are hosting, it is important to send out an invitation to let guests know what to expect. Making sure the guests have received the invitation and following up for a headcount will help you stay on track and leave room to accommodate last-minute decisions in preparation for your event.