Make a BBQ Invitation

 Summer is here and you're having a barbecue in your backyard. Do you need some ideas or free resources for your handmade invitations that go beyond a txt message or a quick email.  Be inspired to add a touch of creativity to your bbq event by our gallery of homemade invitations made by readers just like yourself. Take a browse through the grill for your next casual barbecue invitation idea.

Barbecue invite ideas

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Barbecue Invitation wording

The King of the Charcoal
summons you to a bbq


We're fired up!

Join us for a barbecue

Saturday 23rd June, 2010 at 5pm

The Thompson Home
1245 Griller Road, Appleby
RSVP Jim & Ruby 365.569.4865


Me and Bob want to invite you
To our place for a barbecue!


Barbecue invitation examples

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Digital Barbecue Invitation

I suppose my creative process is just spur of the moment. I am a graphic designer by trade, so the actual design is done in Adobe Illustrator. I am very inspired by photography (it's a hobby in which I would like to become very well-versed someday). So, once I know what the event is, I just plug a keyword or two in Flickr and see what  comes up. The angle and tone of the photo generally sets the theme for the design.

Usually, I take the photo in Photoshop and alter the levels, curves, maybe throw a filter on it. Once I've tweaked it to my satisfaction, I bring it into Illustrator. I sample colors from the photo to use throughout the rest of the design - for the fonts, background colors or shapes.

I'm also a big typography nerd, so I love great typefaces. I think type is one of the biggest determinates of how successful a design is; so, you really have to nail the right font. In that vein, I type everything out and leave it around the artboard in Illustrator. The words lend themselves to shapes, and I let them behave the way they
want to.

Most of the invitations you see were created to be emailed to all the employees in my company. Usually, I have edgier taste; but in these cases I had to stay conservative. So, I like to choose photos that will make everyone giggle, and I like to be a little sarcastic.

If I were to print these out for snail mail or to hand out, I think they would work best as a basic postcard, heavy stock, glossy.

This invitation was made for a barbecue party get together.

The photo was by vinduhl on Flickr - make sure you get permission before using someones artwork or photos, even if it is for personal use.

Philadelphia, PA

bbq invitation - get some here!

It is clear that all food is provided and it is BYO alcohol by the - Bring your poison of choice & a joke of questionable taste.

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Another of Kristin's designs

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Clint Eastwood Movie Poster BBQ Invitation

I used the image from the 'High Plains Drifter' movie  poster, switched out the info on the board with Photoshop and some "western" looking font I had, then I replaced Clint Eastwood's gun with a spatula, filtering it to look like it matches.

time of bbq: High Noon

Brent Warner
Kobe, Japan

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Casual BBQ invitation


Made By Liz