Is there any difference in meaning between the following sentences?

Why don't you come with us to the party.

Why don't you come along with us to the party.

I cannot see any difference, but I feel there is a small one because why would anyone add along.

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    The phrase come along can mean to go with someone. "We're going to a party - would you like to come along?" In your example, because with us follows, it doesn't really affect the meaning whether along is included or not. – Kate Bunting Nov 29 '19 at 12:44

If you "come with" somebody, it can mean that you brought them, or that they brought you.

"Come along with" means that you went with someone who was already going. See also 'tag along'.

In your examples which are posed as questions, it is possible they could mean the same thing - the context would determine that. However, the first could be an invitation from two people invited to the same party to just travel together, whereas the second sounds more like the first person is inviting someone else to come to the party.

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