Hog roasts make great outdoor parties, especially if you are hosting many guests. Plan your party using a pig theme, and easily make homemade invitations to match. You can make electronic invitations for free, using websites like Smilebox, or create handmade invitations using a few craft supplies.
Determine the size and style of invitation you prefer. You can choose to use the full 8 1/2-by-11-inch page, a half page or the full page folded in half to make a card. Making two invitations per page is more economical and environmentally friendly, particularly for larger parties.
Design your invitations, considering how much information you need to provide on the invitation, and whether you wish to include pictures or embellishments. Consider using a red and white checked paper that resembles a gingham picnic blanket, and pig-shaped rubber stamps or cutouts. Lay out the items on your card to see how they look before permanently placing them. This way, you can rearrange as necessary.
Determine the wording. You may choose simple phrases such as: "You Are Invited to a Hog Roast" or "Join Us For a Hog Roast." You may also choose a more snappy phrase such as: "Let's Pig Out!"
Use a ruler and pencil to lightly place a guideline on your invitation to indicate where your lettering and designs will go.
Apply your lettering using the guidelines you have drawn, and erase any visible pencil lines when you're finished.
Apply your pictures and other embellishments. If accessories are not pre-glued, use a gluestick or double-sided tape to apply.
Things you need
- 8 1/2-inch-by-11-inch card stock
- Scrapbook embellishments in cookout and pig roast themes
- Letter transfers for scrapbooking
- Paper cutter
- Gluestick or gluegun