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Summer party invitations for a sizzling bash

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Throwing a barbecue or pool party this summer? Let us help you find the perfect invitation to get your guests excited! No matter what your invitation style -- from custom to online -- we have you covered for all of your summer party planning.

1Custom And personal

For those who insist on sending the best of the best when it comes to invitations (even to a casual summer BBQ!), you'll love this customizable invitation by PaperCourt Press. The red and white gingham is reminiscent of a summer picnic-table cover, which makes it shout summer! Plus, you can order as few as 10 invites -- a rare option in for custom service.

Custom & personal

2Quick and easy

Throwing together a last-minute get-together, but still want to send invites in the mail? Pick some up while you're shopping for your other party supplies! These fun and colorful barbecue invitations from Target will only take you a few minutes to fill out and pop in the mail to your guests. Plus, at less than $5 for a pack of 10 invitations, you'll have more room in your party budget for food and drinks!

Quick & easy

3Creative and fun

If you're a firm believer that your invitation sets the tone for your party, then this summer invitation idea is for you! Order mini 6-inch inflatable beach balls from Amazon.com -- you can buy a dozen for less than $10 -- then blow them up and write the party details on the beach ball with permanent marker. What's next? Deflate the beach ball, fold it up and stick it in the mail to your guests with a ribbon and tag around it that says "Inflate me!" They'll get a kick out of this fun and informative invitation!

Creative & fun

4Online and clickable

Sometimes, it makes the most sense to send an online invitation -- especially in the summer, when people aren't home as much and may not get a traditional invite that comes via mail. For online summer invitations that will make an impression, check out pingg -- they have an impressive selection of customizable online invitations for summer. The invitations with photographs are particularly eye-catching and fun. The other great thing about sending an online invitation -- you can see who's viewed the invitation to catch those guests who are bad at RSVPing!

Online & clickable

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