How to Word an Invitation to Your Mom

by Shelby Winchell

Celebrate in style by sending invitations to your family and friends. But when it comes to inviting your mom, consider sending a personalized invitation. Your mother's invitation should still be formal and include the same information you give to all your other guests. The difference is it can be written in a way that's more personal. Make your mom feel special by telling her how much it would mean to you if she attends.

Step 1

Start the invitation with a personalized greeting such as "Dear Mom" or "To my dear mother." An invitation to your mom can be written almost like it's a letter.

Step 2

Explain the reason for the invitation. Tell your mom about the event and the reason for the gathering. Explaining the purpose for the get-together can help your mom plan for the occasion. For example, "I am turning 30 and would love it if you could come to my party."

Step 3

State the date, time and location of the event. You may also want to include directions if you think your mom may be unfamiliar with how to get to the location. Writing something like "Everyone is coming over to my place on Saturday, May 2, around 7 p.m." You don't have to be too formal in your explanation.

Step 4

Tell your mom how important the event is to you and how much it would mean to you for her to attend. This is how you can personalize the invitation. You don't have to give a lengthy explanation. Just tell her in a few short words the importance of her presence. For example, you could write, "My closest friends are coming over and it would mean a lot to me if you were there, too." Or, "You've been a big influence in my life and I can't imagine celebrating without you."

Step 5

Proofread the invitation prior to delivering or mailing it. Most invitations include an RSVP, but if it's for your mom and you are certain she will attend, you can avoid including this information. If you want to verify she's coming, write something like "I'll call you next week to confirm the details."

Tips & Warnings

  • Send the invitation at least three weeks in advance. This will help your mom rearrange her schedule if need be. If the event is formal and there is a dress code, explain this in the invitation. You don't want your mom to feel under- or overdressed for the occasion.

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