Is there any difference between invite to and invite for in terms of usage and meaning?

For example: invite someone to lunch, dinner, a party, or a meeting but invite them for a drink or a meal


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You're invited to a specific event, and you're invited for actions, objects, or activities that will be present at said event.

You're invited to a party, you're invited for cake and ice-cream.

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    In some cases, both will do: invited to lunch and invited for lunch.
    – Colin Fine
    Apr 29, 2014 at 17:50

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