Q: How would you word an invitation to a 70th birthday party at a restaurant and let guests know that they do not have to pay for their meal or drinks? There will also be entertainment.
A: The party’s hosts are expected to pay for all of the expenses. Therefore, it is not necessary nor would it be appropriate to indicate on the invitation that guests will not be expected to pay for anything. Again, it is not necessary to indicate there will be entertainment, but, for example, if there will be dancing, it would be fine to indicate this on the invitation. In this case, the invitation might read “dinner and dancing”.