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Kids and Adults Halloween Invitations

Halloween is just around the corner! With Halloween party planning under way, now is the time to start thinking about the perfect Halloween invitations for your celebration. Whether you choose paper or online invitations, Halloween invites are certainly important, as they will set the tone for your party. While they won’t make or break your event, unique Halloween invitations will definitely make it stand out amongst the others. A great Halloween invitation will get your party off on the right foot before it even begins!

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Here are a few Halloween invitation ideas to help you out:

  • Kids Halloween invitations: These should be playful and colorful. Stick to those that include pictures of vibrant vampires, werewolves, and ghouls. Just make sure they’re fun, not scary! Kids will also enjoy an invitation whose theme is a recognizable cartoon or character, like Harry Potter.
  • Adult Halloween invitations: Stick to simple designs with interesting fonts. These invitations should not be as “busy” as kids’ invitations, and should instead focus on relaying what kind of party it is—cocktail party, potluck, costume party, dance party, etc. So for these invitations, wording is probably more important than aesthetics. Be sure to include anything unique about your party that will affect how guests should dress or what they should bring. People will want to know what to expect.
  • What to write: When thinking about Halloween invitation wording, it’s important to think again about whom your guests are and what type of party you are hosting. The key to remember with Halloween invitation wording is to be as clear and as succinct as possible, while still maintaining a lighthearted tone. It is a party, after all! Keep in mind that whatever you write here will only help you out in the long run. The clearer you are now, the fewer questions from guests you’ll have to answer later.
  • Costumes: A big item for every Halloween invitation to address is costuming, of course! If you want people to dress up, make sure that you say so! You can add something like, “Don’t forget your costume!” If you want to take the costume-assembling pressure off, write “Costumes encouraged, but not required.”
  • Food: On the Halloween invite, you should specify whether any meal will be served or if you’d like guests to bring food or drink. For example, make sure to call it a potluck if you want each guest to bring a dish. If you want to make everything yourself, then include that your party is a dinner party or write, “Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served.”
Of course, you can always use premade invitations, which do all this work for you! This makes them a quick and easy option that will yield excellent invitations. Remember that online invitations are simple, save paper and create instant RSVP capabilities through online guest lists. For free, online Halloween invitations, check out Punchbowl's collection.
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