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Print and Make Your Own Cookout Invitations

diy printable cookout invitationsNeed some fast and fun barbecue cookout invitations? At the Hatch Homestead one of our most fondly anticipated summer activities is the backyard barbecue! I just love all of the food, friends, and family! The backyard barbecue cookout is a perfect excuse for a casual and fun party that doesn't cost and arm and a leg!

I created this invite so I could invite my guests in style! Sure you could just make a phone call, or send an email. But I really like to put a bit of time and effort into our little backyard get togethers. Why not go that little tiny extra mile?

And I made it SO easy to do with these printable cookout invitation templates!

This template will create a cute folded card with a picnic ants theme. I also included a watermelon embellishment to attach to the front of the card.

That is the fun part about this template! The front is blank so you can attach any kind of food you want!

Use my watermelon printables, or hit the craft store and cruise through the sticker aisle. There are some pretty fancy embellishments ready made and just begging for a project just like this one.

If you're good with paper crafts you can easily create your own with some regular old construction paper, some scissors and some glue.



How To Use The Printable Invitation Template

Using this template is pretty darn simple!

1. Download the printable cookout invitations template file.

2. Print the file onto some heavy cardstock.

diy printable cookout invitations3. Use a paper trimmer to trim a 1/4 inch off of the edges of the paper and then cut the paper in half.

4. Fold the card in half from top to bottom.

5. Use a pair of scissors to trim the watermelon embellishments from the paper.

6. Stick the watermelon shapes to the front of the card.



I chose to attach some of the watermelons on using some 3-D dots. These are basically just little squares of Styrofoam with adhesive on the back of them. You can use them to attach the watermelons (or any other embellishment for that matter) as well as raise it off of the page for an added emphasis. The effect is veeerry nice!












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