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Summertime is cookout season. If you’re planning to host a fun and casual backyard get-together with friends, send everyone on your guest list this cute printable backyard barbecue invitation.
Sometimes summer seems like one big holiday. Sure, the adults still have to work, but when the kids are at home, everything slows down.
My family likes to take advantage of summer holidays to invite friends over to hang out in the backyard and enjoy food from the grill. There’s Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day – but any weekend is a good excuse to have fun.
Our parties are super casual. Usually, my husband cooks hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill. We ask our guests to bring a potluck of simple, picnic-style side dishes like pasta salad, chips, and fresh fruit. The kids run and play in the backyard while the adults get to sit and chat.
This printable backyard barbecue invitation is red, white, and blue for those patriotic holidays. It’s also generic enough that you can use it all summer long.
The text simply says “Please join us for a backyard barbecue” and has space for you to write in the date, time, location, and contact info.
If you’d rather type the details than write them by hand, open the invitation in Adobe Reader. Click ‘add text’ and type on the lines. You can change the font and size. The ones I used are called Aventura and Freestyle Script. You should be able to find them for free at your favorite font sites.
Click to download: Backyard Barbecue Invitation
This card measures 5”x7” and can be printed on stationery cardstock for a flat 5-by-7 invitation. You could also print it on regular 8-1/2”x11” card stock or paper, but you’ll need to trim it.
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