This is my official summer party invitation that goes with the plan for throwing a fun, light-menu party. I love the idea of stripes working into the theme, especially ones in bright tones.

Stripes are the motif of this fun summer party plan, which alludes to bright, striped awnings that shield from the sun’s rays, light seersucker suits, and a crisp, stark appeal.

We’ve found some great graphics on the website Paperless Post where you can invite and track guests through the site. Customize this or any design with your own compelling message. Explore the site for more options—and get the party started.

Suggested text for the invitation:


We want to see you
decked out and ready for
a sexy summer bbq

add date/time/address

wear something with stripes


See the formula for throwing a fresh and fabulous summer party in 16 Summer Fare