Retirement Party Invitations

Retirement parties are a celebration of an accomplished career and the relaxation that follows. However, good parties can't happen without good company. Ensure that your event is well attended by designing the best retirement party invitations possible. For ideal results, your invitations should include a few key components:

  • Name of the retiree
  • Date of the event
  • Retirement party theme
  • Time and duration of the celebration
  • Instructions for RSVPing
  • Event location/address

Choose carefully when crafting your guest list to ensure that the conversation is lively and the occasion is unforgettable. If there isn't much crossover between your work friends and the rest of your social circle, consider hosting separate events to include all of your favorite folks. Be sure to consult the retiree directly to avoid leaving out any of their closest relatives or work associates.

Always prioritize clarity when writing your retirement party invitations. You don't want to receive panicked phone calls minutes before the event because your guests are unable to find the venue. In addition, your invitations should include clear information about the theme and expected dress code of the event. There is nothing worse than showing up to a black tie event in a Hawaiian shirt.

Send out your invites at least 3 to 6 weeks prior to your retirement party. This gives your invitees ample time to RSVP and allows you to clear up any scheduling issues that arise. If nobody can make it, it's best to choose another day. Creating custom invitations can take several days or weeks, so be sure to allow time for this when planning for your big day.

CVS Photo offers a variety of custom retirement party invitations, including beach-themed "Take It Easy" photo cards and colorful "Cue the Confetti" party invitations. Fully customizable options are also available, which let you build your ideal invitation from scratch.