How to Word a Lawn & Garden Party Invitation

by Rebecca Mayglothling
Have a party surrounded by the beauty of a garden.

Have a party surrounded by the beauty of a garden.

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A lawn and garden party is often an informal affair. The host prepares an outside area with lawn chairs and picnic tables where guests lounge casually. The dress is casual as some parties include lawn games. Some garden parties are held in the spring so guests can discuss gardening tips and secrets. Other garden parties are centered around specific themes, such as a bridal or baby shower. The invitations for the party should set the mood for the party so guests can arrive prepared.

Items you will need

  • Invitations
Step 1

Begin with the information for the party. The information should be listed using Arabic numbers and proper capitalization, as follows: Joe and Jan Jones Friday, June 11th at 1:00 p.m. 12 Main Street Anytown, New York

Step 2

Request the attendance of the guests using fun wording rather than presenting the request in a formal manner. Use exclamation points in the request for attendance. For example, tell guests, "We're having a garden party!" rather than "You are cordially invited to our garden party."

Step 3

Include information regarding any gifts or other items guests will need to bring to the party. Is the party a dish to pass event? Will guests be sharing their best gardening secrets? The guests will need to have this information to prepare for the party.

Tips & Warnings

  • Keep the invitations worded lightly. A garden party is a chance to relax and enjoy the company of others. If the invitations are too formal, guests will receive the wrong idea for the party and may expect a party which is more than what you are prepared to provide.

About the Author

Rebecca Mayglothling has worked directly with toddlers and preschoolers for more than three years. She has published numerous lesson plans online as well as parenting and teaching advice. She continues to keep ahead of parenting methods and is eager to share them through her professional writing.

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