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Mesmerize your guests with these spooky Halloween party invitations (for adults and children) that are quick to make from crafts supplies.
Keep your Halloween party guests in suspense with this bubbling cauldron invitation. To make, fold an 11x7-inch piece of gray cardstock and cut two cauldron shapes from black cardstock. Cut the rim only on one cauldron and discard the base piece. Adhere the base of the cauldron to the front of the card, and attach crafts foam dots to the rim piece of the cauldron, gluing it to the front of the card as shown. Punch about 15 small circles (1/8-, 1/2-, and 3/4-inch diameter) from paper, adhere pieces of crafts foam to the backs of a few, and adhere circles and buttons to the cauldron. Pull a cotton ball into pieces and fasten to the card. For the final touch, print "Something's brewing..." onto scrapbook paper, cut out the text, and attach it to the cauldron.
Cast a spell on your guests with a torn and tattered invitation. Printed on a vellum overlay with a ripped edge, the invitation is given an aged look with black ink and accented with a blood-red tassel.
Send glitzy invites requesting friends' award-winning presence. Print your message on white cardstock, back it with red paper, and wrap it in gold paper sealed with a red star sticker.
Find the embellishments you need for this invitation right outside your door.
Hosting a costume party? Remind guests to wear their best getups with this skeleton invitation.
Whip out a few of these invitations to hang on your friends' doors as a reminder of your spooky soiree. Use one to decorate your front door the night of the party.
Issue this challenge to party guests: "Come If You Dare." The brave ones will be sure to show up, expecting a night filled with Halloween horrors.
This adorable Halloween party invite is as easy as stamping and coloring. Simply stamp a Halloween design on a card and shade the image with watercolor pencils. Add a few stickers, a dash of glitter, and other fun embellishments.
SOURCES Stamps: stampendous.com (L181, N176, SSC1032, and SSC1031).
A paper cowboy hat, oversize moustache, and pieces of a bandanna add to the fun of this party invite!
Pull the stem to slide out the inner paper to reveal party details, then slide it back into place to close.
With fur standing on end, this feline invitation is purr-fect for those who crave creative expression.
Create these creepy invitations that use adhesive fingernails for a spine-tingling effect.
Who's behind the black mask? Only time will tell with these oh-so-easy masquerade ball invitations.