How To Invite Friends To Your Adult Birthday Party!
Adult birthday parties are enjoyable times and a chance to have a night out away from the children. Obviously everyone has a birthday every year and why not take that chance to celebrate another year on this earth? We’ve rounded up some commonly asked questions and answers about Adult Birthday Party Etiquette and Invitation Etiquette and thrown in some examples of invitation design too. Check them out below!
Adult Birthday Party
Who hosts the party?
Since adult birthday parties are not typically gift-giving events, it is perfectly acceptable for someone to host their own party. Although, it is a nice gesture to host your friend or someone in your families birthday party for them. Many single people want to celebrate their birthday with their friends and families and hosting their own party may be something they look forward to each year to get everyone together. A married couple may host each other’s birthday parties at their house or restaurant/bar.
Should the birthday party be a surprise?
If the birthday the person is having is a 40th, 50th, 60th or 70th, a surprise party may be appropriate. Usually every decade is best for throwing a big birthday party for an individual. Just depending on the individual and their plans are the best way to determine whether a surprise party is appropriate.
When should the party be held?
The birthday party doesn’t have to be planned on the individual’s actual birthday. Two to three weeks before or after their birthday is an acceptable timeframe to have the party.
Where should the party take place?
This is completely up to the host or the birthday person. The location needs to accommodate the variety of guest that will be attending the party. The location also needs to match the theme of the party. If you are having a surprise 50th birthday party for someone who likes to enjoy a few drinks, having the party at the church may not be the best idea.
Should gifts be required?
Guest should not bring gifts to an adult birthday party. An adult birthday party should be a time for celebration and socialization, not gift giving.
Adult Birthday Party Invitations
What should be included on the invitations?
- RSVP information
- Name of individual being celebrated
- Age they are celebrating
- Attire suggested (specify formal or casual)
- If it’s a surprise, include that information
Who should receive an invitation?
Of course anyone invited to the party should receive an invitation. If the birthday individual is hosting their own party, they can invite whomever they please. If the individual is having a party hosted for them that is not a surprise, asking them who they would like to be invited (or not invited) is a good idea. If the party is a surprise, asking close friends and family who to invite is the best plan.
When should the invitations be sent out?
If this is a formal event, invitations should be sent out six to eight weeks before the event to give the guests ample notice and to receive RSVPs for planning logistics. If it is a casual party three to four weeks before the party is typical.
How should I word my invitations?
The wording on your invitation gives your guests the information they need as to the theme and appropriate attire to wear to the party. If it is a formal event the text should be written similar to a wedding invitation. Spell out the dates, street names and use third-person phrasing. If the party is casual omit the formal wording and stick with second person and abbreviations of street names and dates.
What should the invitation look like?
The invitation should reflect the theme of the party being thrown. We have included three samples of different adult birthday party invitations for you to gather ideas.
40th Casual Invitation
50th Surprise Party Formal Invitation
60th Surprise Party Lunch Casual
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