Since my little sister is graduating on Father's Day, my dad and I agreed to postpone the real father's day festivities until the following weekend - just in time for a big, local Nascar race. To celebrate dad, I'm inviting all of his buddies (and mine) for a chic picnic at the car races. Since they take place in Sonoma, it will be more of a wine and sandwich party rather than a beer and hot dog sort of thing. To start things off I'm making the invitation, a red, white, and black affair so come party with me, just read more

To make an invitation similar to this one you will need:

  • a race car image
  • scissors
  • glue
  • nice black pen
  • cardstock in the color of your choice
  • computer & printer

To assemble a similar invitation:

  1. Stat by pasting your race car image into a new document in Microsoft Word. Insert a text box to the right of the image. Fill text box with the details of the party. On mine I wrote:
    In celebration of my Father…
    You’re invited to a day at the races

    Sunday June 24, 2007
    High Noon

    Infineon Raceway
    Gate 6, Picnic Tables
    Sonoma, CA

    Please rsvp 415.555.5555

    I also included the directions.

  2. Next I inserted small square boxes along the top and bottom to create a checkerboard border inspired by the flags at the races.
  3. Print the invitation out and double check for spelling/grammatical errors. Once satisfied with the invitation, cut down to size leaving a teeny border around the edge of the pages.

  4. Glue to the red cardstock.

  5. Cut the cardstock down to size.

  6. Instead of sending in an envelope, simply address and stamp the backside of the invitation. If the size of your invite is larger than a normal card, be sure to add an extra stamp to ensure its arrival.

How will you and your dad celebrate father's day?? Share your plans below!