A: I really want to thank you again for approving that raise.
B: No problem, Val. You deserve it because of all your hard work.
A: Regardless, I would like to show my appreciation by inviting you to dinner.
B: How thoughtful of you, Val.
A: My husband and I would like to throw a dinner party in your honor.
B: That would be lovely.
A: Can you join us this Thursday evening?
B: Thursday evening works for me.
A: Please bring your wife.
B: She'll have to check her schedule, but it should work out.
A: I'm also inviting the head of the finance department and his wife.
B: They are a lovely couple.