How to Write an Invitation for a Retirement Party

Celebrate the end of a successful career with a retirement party. After years of dedication and service, provide a valued employee with a proper retirement celebration. Writing, making and sending retirement invitations is the first step in giving a retirement party. Doing it yourself saves money.

Think of a creative beginning. Retirement parties are usually informal celebrations, so formal language is not necessary. Writing should be free of grammatical and spelling errors. Begin the retirement party invitation with a catchy quote or verse. Try something like, "The problem with retirement is that you never have a day off" or "Bob punched the clock for the last time and has left the daily grind behind. No more meetings or faxes so come help him relax."

Provide important information. Tell guests the date, time and location of the retirement party. Try something such as, "Saturday, May 10th, 8 p.m, The Country Club, 32 Butler Road, Dallas, Texas." Include room for RSVP information. Supply a contact person, phone number or e-mail and date to respond by. Consult with the retiree concerning these details to ensure they are accommodating. Plan to include directions or a map to the location if many guests are unfamiliar with the destination.

Include information about the retiree. Tell guests how many years of service the retiree has given to the company. Try something like, "Join us in honouring Bob for his 25 years of service." Consider adding the company name and who is giving the retirement party.

Give special instructions or information. Supply guests with any important information. Retirees often ask guests not to bring gifts. Place a small message in the bottom corner saying, "No gifts please." Other times guests are asked to bring a photograph, memory or write a letter to the retiree. Place this information at the bottom of the retirement party invitation.

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Things Needed

  • Paper and pen
  • Computer with internet

About the Author

Erica Green has been a freelance journalist since 2008. She has contributed to the Atlantic Publishing Company, Texas Sports, Confessions of a Homeowner and more. Green is currently pursuing a degree in Spanish, and she tutors English Language Learner students. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas and is a certified middle school teacher.

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