In early 2014, my husband will celebrate a milestone birthday and we're throwing him a party. I need your help in wording the invitations. You'd think that would be something easily Google-able but I've been at it nearly an hour. Most of the hits I get are companies that want me to order pre-designed invitations from them and have them customize the details. That's not really what I had in mind - I intended to buy some birthday-themed craft paper or nice cardstock and laser print them, so what I need is the text for the invite, not invitations themselves. What I am finding is stuff like this: http://www.invitationconsultants.com/samplewording.aspx?p_subcategory=164
(which there is nothing wrong with them if that's your sort of thing) but personally I dislike "over the hill" jokes/themes and as a whole, the samples on that site are WAY too cutesy for my taste and don't suit my husband's personality at all.
They don't need to be as formal in tone as "request the honour of your presence" but more like "the pleasure of your company" - I have it fixed in my mind that there is a set pattern of how the details are supposed to flow - person/occasion, location, date/time, type of thing (i.e, cocktail buffet with heavy hors d'oeuvres), to whom to R.S.V.P. and the R.S.V.P. date - but I am coming up completely empty in finding a template. Thanks in advance for your advice.
ETA - I mean, I have it in mind that there is a fixed order for those things to flow but I don't know what it is - I don't know if what I wrote above is at all correct or not, other than the R.S.V.P. details go at the bottom.