August 4, 2008 9:38 AM Subscribe
Birthday invitation etiquette questions
posted by Evangeline to Society & Culture (27 answers total)
I'm about to send out invitations to my birthday party. I'm having the party at a restaurant. Is there some way to gracefully say that the food and drinks are my treat? I'm afraid some of my poorer friends will get nervous about spending too much money. Also, is it appropriate to specify "no gifts"?
Oh, one more thing - is it necessary to give single invitees the option of bringing a guest? I have a few friends who are part of a couple, and I'm inviting their SOs, but do I need to give my single friends the option to bring someone? If so, since there won't be an inner envelope, should I just address the outer envelope to "John Doe and guest"?
Sorry for all the questions, but outside of my wedding, I've never sent out invitations!