Accept an Informal Invitation to a Social Event • Letter Examples and Guide

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Example Letter #1


Thank you so much for inviting us to attend the awards banquet for your daughter. As her godfather and godmother, we are thrilled to be included in such a happy event and plan to meet you in the school auditorium the evening of May 10th at seven o'clock.

Participating with you in events which honor Jane for her outstanding achievements has always been a high point for us. We look forward to the evening's events.

Example Letter #2


I would like very much to accompany you to the dance on Friday, May 15, at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is excited about this event and I have hoped for an opportunity to be part of the festivities. Thank you for the invitation. I look forward to the evening.

Example Letter #3


I had forgotten how close we were to Halloween. I'll have to rush to have my costume done by 7:00 p.m. Friday night. Your parties are always so much fun.

Example Letter #4


We're very pleased to receive an invitation to your dinner party Friday at 7:30 p.m. Please let us know if we might bring something. Jane and I always enjoy being in your home. We are looking forward to it!

Letter-Writing Tips

Responses to informal invitations should be brief, but should also convey a sense of warmth and enthusiasm. Repeat the important details of the event in order to avoid confusion and misunderstanding later.

Step-by-Step Guide

1 Graciously announce that you accept the invitation with pleasure and then confirm the date, time, and location of the event.

Example Sentences

How wonderful of you to invite John and me to dinner at your house on Saturday. We will be there at six o'clock sharp. I was very pleased to receive your invitation. I will be thrilled to come to Jane's bridal shower on Monday evening at five o'clock. We are pleased to tell you that we will be able to meet you for lunch at the Springfield Inn on Sunday. We will see you at noon. I am happy to say that I am free on Tuesday evening at seven o'clock to eat a light dinner and attend the theater with you. Nothing would give me more pleasure than to attend your piano recital on Thursday, March 15. It begins at four o'clock in the afternoon, so I wonder if I might take you to dinner afterwards. Thank you for the invitation. We accept and will meet you at the club at one o'clock. Mr. Doe and I will be happy to accept your kind invitation to your dinner party at seven o'clock on Friday the nineteenth. It was very thoughtful of you to invite us to your home for refreshments. Thank you so much for thinking of our family. We accept your invitation to visit your home in Springfield this coming weekend. I was very pleased to receive your phone invitation to go to the opera Friday evening. I accept and will meet you at eight o'clock. I will be very happy to join you for breakfast at the Springfield Club to discuss the itinerary for our meeting on Tuesday. My wife and I will be more than happy to attend your 50th wedding anniversary dinner on Wednesday, August 13. Your invitation is most welcome, and I will be happy to attend the wedding breakfast on February 15, at ten o'clock at the Springfield Reception Hall.

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