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Halloween Party Invitations

Posted by admin On June - 6 - 2011

Halloween Party Invitations

Instead of purchasing a pack or two of Halloween party invitations this year, many people have decided to make their own.  They can organize the kids or have a little pre-Halloween party, and then, after gathering together the basic supplies, make a creative hour or two out of it.  Some of the basic necessities for making your own Halloween party invitations, are:

  • Orange and black construction paper.
  • Halloween stickers.
  • Halloween print scrapbook paper.
  • White glue.
  • Orange and black craft foam.
  • Orange invitation envelopes.
  • Glitter in purple and green and black and orange.
  • Glue sticks.
  • Halloween scrapbook type accessories such as stick-on pumpkins etc.


Any invitations have to be reasonably flat or else they will break the mail handling machine or just get ripped apart.  You can hold a small party to create invitations from a couple or three adults, do it by yourself on the computer, or gather some neighbor kids in and have a blast. The latter is the most fun.  Even the envelopes can be decorated as long as everything is flat or glued on well, or simply drawn on.  One of the best styles of invitation is to draw a Jack O’Lantern on some construction paper (make sure they will fit in an envelope), then cut them out.


Kids should use those blunted kids scissors and an adult can cut out the stem and face details (use pointed and small embroidery scissors).Stick green glitter on the pumpkin stem and you can also simply glue black glitter on for the face instead of cutting it out.  Every invitation can be hand lettered inside, and that can tell about the party i.e. When, Where, Time, Type (family, adults only, mostly kids).   Another good invitation is a black cat and you can sprinkle black glitter on these.  If you can’t make these outside then put newspaper down first.


If it’s a neighborhood only party and you can hand deliver the invitations then this is where you can cut loose.  Have the kids put “picks” into tiny clay pots filled with small gravel.  Paint the pots with a yellow Jack O’Lantern face.  The picks are small objects such as bats or pumpkins or flowers glued to the end of a toothpick and you can get these ready-made at the craft store.  Pop a tag around the neck of the flowerpot with the party info on it.  This type of invitation can work for other party times too.


If you run short of ideas then just relax and think of a few new ones.  You can work with an illustration program on your computer and design then print your custom-made Halloween party invitations.  You may want to outline  a pumpkin then use a few family photos to put on it.  Again, make sure that the invites will fit on party invitation envelope.  If your neighborhood is an adult one, then you can design some sassy cards, but make sure you don’t get too frisky because a niece or nephew may be  visiting a neighbor when they get one of the invites!


If you’re running short of time then there’s always the option of buying a few sets of invitations.  Most are really nice and you can make it your own by adding a sticker to the envelope.  The post office can’t really read some colors so you can check first, or send the invite in a white envelope to be safe.  Thee sizes of envelopes are rare in a regular store but office supply stores have may kinds.  A few people try making their own envelopes but they usually don’t work well.


Invitations and cards may also be made from felt, which is a nice medium to work with.  Felt glues well and doesn’t fray.  What about making a thin potpourri pumpkin ad stuffing it with a cinnamon spice mixture?  You can glue a little bow on top and make it country style by attaching a few buttons for the face.  These can also work as place cards if you’ve having a sit down Halloween feast.


Another very creative way to invite someone is to bake cookies and write the invite on them with icing.  Of course, these would have to be mailed in a little box but they are very different, as well as tasting great!