Potluck Dinner Invitation

Potluck Dinner Invitation

A potluck dinner is always fun for the guests as well as the hosts. Here are ideas and wordings for writing an invitation card for a potluck dinner.
A potluck dinner is where every guest is asked to get along a dish with them for the dinner. The dish may not always be elaborate or fancy; one can even get the simplest dish and still enjoy the party. The main course is usually served by the hosts and the guests are asked to get the other courses. As hosts, people often get stuck while writing potluck dinner invitations themselves. What are the proper words to be used in the invitation? What are the essentials that are to be included in the invitation? The following samples or invitation wordings will help you.

Organizing a Potluck Dinner

Before writing your dinner invitations, make sure to decide a theme. Not all potluck dinner parties have the 3-4 course meal plan. You can plan creative themes like sandwich potluck, Italian or European cuisine potluck, etc. This way your guests get a fair idea on what to cook and get along with them. Secondly, organizing a potluck for a smaller group is easy as every guest can bring one of the courses and it's done! When organizing for a larger group, you can divided the guests among appetizer, main course and desserts, or even divide a single dish between two guests. If liquor is to be included, you can serve it yourself or have a BYOB (bring your own bottle) party. When considering the meals and liquor, you should also see to it that the expenses are evenly distributed. A single guests should not be made to get expensive dishes. Once you have decided the theme and organized your potluck dinner, you will find it easy to write party invitations.

Sending Dinner Invitations

Following are the essentials to be mentioned in the invitation card.
  • Date, time, place (exact address)
  • Potluck theme (if any)
  • Type of dish (appetizer, salad, dessert, etc.) or a list to choose from
  • Quantity (for ___ number of people)
  • RSVP
  • Contact number
Before writing every single potluck dinner invitation, you should make a list of guests and write a name of the dish they are expected to get along. This will help you in proper planning. Secondly, these dinner invitations should be sent at least 2-3 weeks prior to the party along with a RSVP. This way you know the exact number of guests who will be arriving and can also plan the meals accordingly. It can also help in changing the menu in case there is a possible repetition of dish.

Potluck Invitation Wording

Dinner Party

It's time to share and have fun!
Please bring to dinner
a Salad
to serve 8
on Saturday, April the 14th at 7.00 pm.

Hosted by
Michelle and Marvin Lawson
(Address)

RSVP is requested as soon as possible.

Friends' Dinner Party

Join us for the party for food, friends, and fun.
Please bring to dinner
a Side dish
to serve 10
on (day), (date), (time)
at (location)

Hosted by
Michelle and Marvin Lawson
(Address)
(Contact number)

RSVP expected by (date)

Potluck Baby Shower

They are expecting a bundle of joy!

Please bring along
an Appetizer
to serve 8
on (day), (date), (time)
at (location)

for the Baby Shower of Jenny Smith

Hosted by
Michelle Lawson
(Address)
(Contact number)

RSVP on (contact number) by (date)

You are invited for an evening of food and fun.
Please bring along
a Side dish to go along with Roast Turkey
to serve 8
on (day), (date), (time)
at (location)

Hosted by
Michelle and Marvin Lawson
(Address)
(Contact number)

RSVP on (contact number) by (date)

You can either have them handwritten (more personal) or have them typed and printed. So, plan and send out invitations as soon as possible to have fun at a potluck dinner party with your friends. Good luck!
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