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20 Heartfelt Notes to Say Thank You for Dinner

20 Heartfelt Notes to Say Thank You for Dinner

Receiving a thank you note is a wonderful experience, one that aptly conveys thanks for a simple gesture. A perfect time to send such a note is to thank someone who has had you over for dinner. Writing a note to let them know how much you enjoyed the food and their company is a lovely gesture.

Sending a note to say thank you for dinner will never go out of style.

Here are 20 heartfelt notes you can send whether you are looking for casual or formal inspiration.


Casual Thank You for Dinner Letters

These letters are great for family and friends that you are close with. Sending a quick thank you note will definitely make them smile.

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01Dear Friend,
I wanted to let you know how much your company and hospitality means to me. As always, it was a great night of laughing and catching up.
Thank you for dinner. I hope we can do this again soon.


02Dear _____,
As always, it was great to get together. You are always such an amazing host, and as always, dinner was great but spending time with you was even better.
I am lucky to have a friend like you who is able to create such delicious meals.


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03Dear ______,
I wanted to write to you to let you know how much I appreciate your effort in making dinner and inviting me over. I loved spending time catching up and laughing with you.
You are a really great cook and friend, but I also want you to know, the fact that you work around my allergies means a lot.


04Dear ______,
The dinner you made was absolutely delicious and was the highlight of our weekend. Thank you for inviting us over.
You are an amazing cook; a wonderful friend and I would love to do this again soon. I’ll host, and hopefully come up with something a good as this was!


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05Dear Friend,
You did a wonderful job hosting dinner the other night and I wanted to thank you for dinner. I always love spending time with you in your warm and welcoming home.
I look forward to seeing you again soon!


06Dear _____,
I wanted to write and say thank you for dinner the other night. Your hospitality deserves way more than just this note.
Please know you are so appreciated and cherished as a friend in my life.


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07Dear _____,
I am so thankful to have you in my life. I enjoyed coming over for dinner and cannot wait until we can to it again.
I hope this simple note of thanks makes you smile, and you know you are appreciated.



08Dear _____,
Thank you for having us over for a lovely evening. The appetizers, dinner and drinks were so well thought out! You are amazing at entertaining and your hospitality is enviable.
I hope we can get together again soon, I would love to have you over.


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09Dear Friend,
We don’t get together often enough, so it was great to see you last week. Thank you for dinner.
I really enjoyed (insert your favorite item here). I can’t wait until we can get together again, soon. Until then, take care.


10Dear _____,
I loved seeing you for dinner recently. You are a great cook, and dinner was delicious.
Thank you for inviting us over to your house to catch up.



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Formal Notes

These dinner notes will let your hosts know how much you enjoyed their hospitality. They are more ideal for people you don’t see often and who are maybe more of an acquaintance.

These letters are perfect for saying thank you for dinner to newer friends, your or your spouse’s colleagues or boss.

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11Dear Mr. and Mrs. ______,
I wanted to write a note to thank you for the wonderful dinner the other night. Your home is beautiful and inviting, and we wanted to let you know we appreciate the lovely evening you gave us.


12Dear Mr. and Mrs. ______,
The (Thanksgiving/Christmas) dinner was amazing. Thank you for having us over.
We enjoyed the laughter, the food, everyone’s company. The kids keep asking when we will see you again.  


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13Dear _______,
We wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had visiting your house for dinner. The amount of time and energy you put into the meal and the lovely evening was much appreciated.
You were so welcoming, and we hope to get together with you again soon.


14Dear ______,
Words cannot express how much we enjoyed spending time with you and your family last week.
Thank you for dinner, it was delicious. My favorite was the (Fill in the blank). We appreciate your generosity and kindness.


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15Dear ______,
Thank you for inviting us over to your gorgeous home for dinner. The homemade meal was delicious.
The wine and appetizers you served were wonderful as well. I enjoyed spending time with your family and hope we can get together again sometime.   


16Dear ______,
Your kindness and ability in the kitchen are much appreciated. It was wonderful to spend time with you and your family at your welcoming home.
Thank you for dinner and for having [name people who were there] over.


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17Dear ______,
Thank you again for hosting my wife/husband and me. We enjoyed the whole weekend, but especially wanted to thank you for dinner on Saturday night.
You are both amazing and hospitable hosts. We will think of our visit to your place often as it was a joyful experience.


18Dear ______,
When I think about our dinner at your house, the words thoughtful and generous come to mind. All the food, appetizers and drinks you offered were amazing.
You made us and the kids feel special and welcomed. Thanks again.


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19Dear _______,
Thank you for opening your home to me/us. I/We enjoyed our time spent with you, and especially appreciated your generosity and hospitality while serving us a delicious dinner.


20Dear ______,
We wanted to write you this note to say thank you for dinner. It was a delicious meal, but most of all, we enjoyed spending time with you at your beautiful home.



There are notes here for any occasion. Whether you want to thank someone for having you over for a holiday dinner or a weekend gathering, remember just be sincere in your thank you for dinner letter, and your friend will appreciate it.

Maybe you will be invited back next time!