The stationery site Wigglesworth Designs offers several sample wordings for retirement party invitations. The basic information is listed, such as the names of the person being honored and the hosts, as well as the time, date and location of the party; an RSVP is often included. In addition, the site offers suggestions for customizing invitations, including identifying themes, requesting "no gifts" and informing attendees about the type of food to be served.
The website for Invitation Consultants also has sample wording for invitations. Some of these are straightforward and information-oriented, but a few of them are humorous. Two are presented in rhymed verse.