We know, as hostess, your costume will be much more creative than the standard witch or ghost. But they are easily recognizable symbols for the spooky holiday, making them the perfect characters to showcase on your invitation. This particular lime green invitation is more charming than scary (perfect for an adults-only party)—and makes it clear that the party is all about the dress code. You guessed it, costumes are required for all guests. The option to personalize the text means flexibility to include all pertinent details, but we're partial to the rhyme included in the proof.
Far from creepy, this adorable eight-legged invite will bring cheers (not screams!) when it lands in mailboxes. And because it’s just a little bit scary (it is a spider), this stationery is the perfect choice for a kids’ Halloween party. Though the image shows a black, purple, and white card, buyers can choose from 47 different colors of cardstock. (We think red, orange, or green would be just right for Halloween, too.) Type and wording is also interchangeable upon request. Anticipating a few guests may bring along a hostess gift? Make sure your thank-you note is just as festive by ordering a few matching thank-you cards.
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Be Scary Halloween Invitations
Throwing a last-minute Halloween party? Or maybe the time got away from you (it happens to the best of us). Either way, this printable file is your key to getting those invitations out just in the nick of time. Plus, the chalkboard background paired with a combination of white and orange lettering toes the line between formal and frightful perfectly. Another bonus? A printable file is a super cost effective way to send invitations—just pay for the file and the paper of you choice. Not comfortable printing a double-sided invitation yourself? Take it to your local office supply store.
This year, mix things up and try hosting a Day of the Dead party instead. Use this invitation, which features a Mexican sugar skull, to set the tone of the party. Purchase and print the file yourself (just remember to use a high-quality cardstock) or opt to pay a little extra to get the invites printed and mailed to you instead. Need to get the word out at the very last minute? Go paperless and send your friends and family an e-vite with the JPEG embedded in the body of your e-mail.
The only witch your guests will be thrilled to see at their front door. This playful invitation is the perfect combination of fright and fun. Plus, it comes in five different silhouettes and three paper styles for complete customization. One tip, though: Square cards require extra postage, so opt for the modified rectangular envelopes to keep your postage cost in check. Don't forget to use the free online RSVP service to easily track your guests' responses. Simply check the box and add your personalized URL to the invitation.
If you’re in the mood to throw a laid back open house, the message is clear with this cool and casual invite. The cute—not frightening—spiders are doing just as your guests will do... dropping by to say hello. Choose from five different card shapes and three different paper styles. Not sure what paper style to order—maybe the pearl will turn out a little too shiny? You can have a sample sent to you before placing a final order to ensure you're as happy as can be.
Princess? Check. Cat? Of course. Superhero and astronaut? No doubt. Spread the word about your party with cute and inviting caricatures that let guests know your event will be less about the frights and more about costumes and snacks. Just don't forget to have some prizes on hand—you can't promise a costume contest without handing out some fun prizes to the winners. Still have no idea what you're going to be this year? Include the whole family and check out our creative group Halloween costumes.
Why wing it when you can send a party invite with a whole lot of swinging style? This unique invitation, which is shaped like a hanging bat, unfolds to reveal all of the party details. A loop of black ribbon attached to the top makes it easy for guests to hang the invitation on their pin board or refrigerator. Choose from 39 fonts and 17 font colors to make the invitation even more unique. Each invitation comes with a matching orange envelope. Add response cards and your pre-printed return address to make the party planning process more seamless.
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One itsy bitsy spider spreads some serious excitement for the party season ahead. Contrasting purple stripes and giant white spider webs will make this invitation stand out, even on the most crowded of refrigerators. Choose from five different cuts of paper (from scalloped to rounded) and three types of paper (we're partial to the pearl white shimmer, though it does cost a bit more). Want to make addressing envelopes as easy as can be? Add a custom return address stamp to your order to speed up the process.
Show guests that you're planning a sophisticated soiree they won't want to miss with this upscale invitation. The giant chandelier looks like something you'd find in the most spacious haunted house, while the colors are unmistakably Halloween-inspired. The invitation has an eerie vibe that screams haunted masquerade (yes, costumes will be required at this party). Add pre-printed addresses to each envelope to save yourself time. Or, purchase 25 extra envelopes to ensure you have extras on hand in case of typos (it happens to the best of us!).
Send friends the details about your scary shindig with this bold invitation. The front features an adorable candy corn drawing and graphic lettering, but the back, which features three stripes that mimic the look of candy corn, is just as fun. You can choose from five different silhouettes, but we think the scalloped version is pretty irresistible, especially when paired with the pearl white shimmer paper. Tie everything together by purchasing matching extras, like gift tags, thank you cards, and other party accessories, that will really pull the look of the whole event together.