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So you’re planning a Christmas party. Well, bless your heart. For most people, just attending all the holiday events on their social calendars is enough of a struggle – never mind hosting one.

Of course, with the Christmas season being so busy, that creates an additional challenge (as if you didn’t have enough on your plate already). To ensure good attendance, you need a party invitation that grabs people’s attention like a Salvation Army bell on a calm winter night. And you need to get it out early.

Whether you’re sending your invites via mail or internet, the wording you choose is key. This guide includes some helpful tips to get you started, along with specific Christmas party invitation wording you can use.

Christmas Party Invitation Wording

General Tips

As with any other type of invite, a Christmas party invitation should include all the important details people need to attend the event. However, there are also a few special considerations to keep in mind. They might seem like common sense, but they’re important enough that we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention them.

1. Plan ahead. Like we said, people are busy around the holidays. Getting your invitations out early is essential, especially if your party is weeks before December 25. You may also want to be aggressive with your RSVP date to encourage your invitees to commit.

2. Get Christmas-y (but don’t go overboard). A few well-chosen Christmas words and phrases – or images – can add a dash of yuletide sparkle to your invitation. Just make sure they don’t clutter up the invite and distract from the key event details.

3. Don’t forget the special activities. If you’re planning special games or other activities for your party, mention them on the invite. It’s good advertising for your party, and lets people know what they’re in for. For more information, see our invitation wording ideas for gift exchanges, Secret Santa, ugly sweater contests, and cookie exchange parties.

4. Come up with a dazzling name. One way to garner attention for your holiday party is to give it a clever name. This makes it seem less like a mere gathering and more like a real event – one that’s not to be missed. For ideas, see this list.


Here’s some wording you could use for just about any holiday party invite.

  • We Ho-Ho-Hope You Can Join Us For Our
    4th Annual Christmas Party
    Saturday, December 17, 2020
    at 7 PM
    The Olson Residence
    1234 Snowy Lane, Ashville
    It’s gonna be a jolly good time!
    RVSP to Mark (123.456.7890 / [email protected]) by Dec. 10
  • Friends, family, and holiday cheer,
    Make Christmas the most wonderful time of the year!
    Please Join Us For A
    Holiday Celebration
    Friday, December 19 at 6:00 PM
    Abby and Danisha’s Home
    1234 Holiday Road, Coon Rapids
    Bring a wrapped $20 gift to exchange (details to follow)
    RSVP to Danisha (123-456-7890 / [email protected]) by Dec. 7
  • ‘Tis the Season For A
    Holly Jolly Christmas Party
    Friday, December 14 at 7:00 PM
    The Cruz Home
    1234 Claus Street, Benton
    Dress Code: Butt Ugly Christmas Sweater
    RSVP to Michael (123.456.7890 / [email protected]) by Dec. 8


Using humor is an excellent way to make your holiday invite stand out. Here are some examples of funny Christmas party invitation wording.

  • Jingle All the Way Over to Our House For Our
    Holiday Ho-Ho-Hoedown
    Friday, December 18 at 7 PM
    Abby and Jeff’s Home
    1234 Reindeer Road, Parkdale
    We’ll have plenty of food, but feel free to bring a festive dish to share
    RSVP to Abby (123.456.7890 / [email protected]) by Dec. 11
  • Hold Onto Your Chestnuts
    We’re Having a Big Christmas Bash!
    Get Your Jolly On With Us As We Celebrate the Holiday Season
    Saturday, December 13, 2020
    at 8:00 PM
    The Gregerson Home
    1234 Mistletoe Way, Bakersfield
    RSVP to Ken Gregerson (123.456.7890 / [email protected]) by Dec. 5
  • You’re Already on Santa’s Naughty List
    Might As Well Live It Up!
    Please Join Us For Our Annual
    Holiday Party & Ugly Sweater Contest
    Friday, December 15 at 7 PM
    The Anderson Home
    1234 Spruce Lane, Oakdale
    RSVP to Bill (123-456-7890 / [email protected]) by Dec. 5
    Details on the ugly sweater contest to follow

Office Party

Here’s some invite wording for an office Christmas party.

  • You’re Invited To A
    Holiday Party & Gift Exchange
    Thursday, December 19, 2020
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Northern Inn Event Hall
    1234 North Pole Street, Bakersfield
    Bring a wrapped $20 gift to exchange!
  • It’s That Time of Year Again!
    Markum Industries Would Like to Invite You To A
    Year-End Holiday Celebration
    Please Join Us For Dinner, Games, and Fun!
    Friday, December 13, 2020
    Hallsville Convention Center
    Bring the Family!
    RSVP by December 5 by following this link


Here’s some invite wording for a holiday lunch party. If it’s a potluck, see this article for lots more ideas.

  • Eat, Drink & Be Merry
    Please Join Us For A
    Holiday Luncheon
    Wednesday, December 18, 2020
    at 11:00 AM
    Rogers Steakhouse
    1234 Tinsel Street, Maryville
    RSVP to Mary (123.456.7890 / [email protected]) by Friday, December 13th

Cocktail Party

Here’s an example of invitation wording for a holiday cocktail party.

  • The Holidays are a Time of Good Cheer
    Especially When There’s Good Wine, Whiskey and Beer!
    Please Join Us For A
    Christmas Cocktail Party
    Saturday, December 18 at 8 PM
    Wendy and Bill’s Place
    1234 Candy Cane Lane, Dayton
    We’ll supply the drinks and appetizers – just bring yourself!

Email Invite

Here’s some sample wording for an email invitation.

  • Seasons Greetings Everyone!
    The holiday season is the perfect time to get together with friends and family. With that in mind, we’d like to invite you to our Annual Christmas Party & Gift Exchange.

    Friday, December 18
    7 PM
    Steve and Jane’s Home
    1234 Kringle Way, Burnsville

    To RSVP, reply to this email or call me at 123.456.7890 by December 10. I’ll send details about the gift exchange to those who plan to attend (FYI the price range for the gift will be $20).

    Hope you can join us for an evening of festive fun and marvelous merrymaking!

More Christmas Party Invite Phrases

Finally, here are some miscellaneous phrases you can include on a holiday party invitation. For even more ideas, check out this list.

  • Mingle and Jingle
  • Jingle and Mingle
  • Oh What Fun
  • Let’s Get Elfed Up
  • Join Us For a Holiday Open House
  • Let’s Get Jolly
  • Making Spirits Bright
  • Join Us For Some Holiday Cheer
  • The Weather Outside Is Frightful
    But Inside, It Will Be Delightful
  • Join Us For a Joyful Celebration
  • You’re On Our Nice List
  • We’re Decking the Halls
  • We’re Having a Merry Little Christmas Party
  • Join Us For Christmas Cocktails

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