How to Word Invitations for an End of Year Kids' Party

by Sara Ipatenco

The end of the school year marks an impressive milestone in the life of your child, and celebrating with a party is one way to mark the event and gear up for a relaxing summer. The invitations are an essential part of pulling off a successful bash because they set the tone for the festivities. With a bit of creativity and time, clever invitations aren't hard to pull off.

Start with words that suggest a party. You can always start with the standard "You're invited," but build even more excitement with more enticing opening language. "You can't miss this party" or "Join us for the party of the year" make the get-together sound more entertaining.

Use catchy words and phrases that align with the end-of-the-year theme throughout the rest of the invitation, too. You might say "Come ready to learn how to have an exciting summer" or "Leave your pencils and paper at home because you won't be needing them."

Include party particulars. Though not necessarily exciting, you must include the details of the party including the address, date and time of the gathering. A simple list that includes this information is sufficient and shouldn't monopolize too much of the space on your invitation.

Include contact information. Ask guests to RSVP if their child plans to attend your end of the year party. Provide your telephone number or email address so parents can let you know their plans.


  • Print your invitations on brightly colored paper, such as pencil yellow or schoolhouse red.
  • If you're particularly crafty, decorate the invitations with paper cut outs of pencils, notebooks and other school supplies. School-themed stickers are another idea to help jazz up your invitations.
  • Consider inviting your child's teacher and the parents of her classmates. That will give the children the opportunity to say goodbye to their teacher and will encourage the parents to form positive relationships that will last as the children go through several more years of school together.


  • Consider inviting your child's entire class to your party. Chances are that word will be out and children who aren't invited are bound to get their feelings hurt.

About the Author

Sara Ipatenco has taught writing, health and nutrition. She started writing in 2007 and has been published in Teaching Tolerance magazine. Ipatenco holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in education, both from the University of Denver.

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