A Halloween party without ghosts and goblins is no party at all! Invitations are the essential way to ensure that you aren’t hanging out all alone at your bone-chilling bash. Before you can go about creating your Halloween party invitations, you have to nail down the details of the eerie event.
We’ve got all of the info you need to choose the right invite style and to come up with the Halloween invitation wording to give your guests a thrill.
Etiquette for Halloween Party Invitations
Don’t let the task of creating and sending out Halloween party invites give you a scare! If you’re unsure about the proper protocol for ghoulish get-togethers, there’s no need to despair.
We’ve got the answers to your etiquette questions:
Who should be invited to my Halloween Party?
Think about who you want to host for your supernatural celebration. Will it be adults-only, or just for the kids? Will you invite family, friends, and coworkers?
Decide which types of ghouls and goblins to entertain, and then create your guest list from there.
When should Halloween Party Invitations be sent out?
It’s best to send invitations out at least 4 weeks in advance to give your guests enough notice so that they can plan to attend.
You can send your Halloween party invitations out as early as 6 weeks, which gives them plenty of time to prep their creepy costumes.
Please allow enough time for order processing & shipping time if hard copy custom invitations are being ordered.
The Basics of Halloween Party Invitations
Every invite has to include a few key devilish details so that guests can plan to attend.
Here are the must-have pieces of information that you should include on your Halloween party invites:
Since not every Halloween bash is held on All Hallows Eve, be sure to clearly indicate the date of your spooktacular celebration.
Let guests know what time to arrive for the house haunting!
If you’ve booked a venue, include both the start and end times for the event.
VENUE/ LOCATION/ ADDRESS
Whether the ghoulish gathering is held at a home, restaurant, or some other venue, you’ll need to let guests know the name and address.
Include your name and email address or a phone number so that guests know who and how to contact in order to accept or decline the eerie invitation.
If you have a specific party theme, let guests know so that they can dress up accordingly or bring any accessories to add to the fun!
You can incorporate the theme in the design, the wording, or both.
*Optional Information to Include
The Must Do’s for Spooktacular Halloween Party Invitations
There are a few things to keep in mind as you create your invitations.
Be sure to follow these Dos and Don’ts for fang-tastic Halloween party invites:
DO Coordinate your Halloween invites with the party theme. Think Colors and/or Design!
DO spell your guests’ names correctly!
Include all the important & necessary basic info – it’s definite must DO! (see above for The Basics of Halloween Party Invitations).
DO Proofread your Halloween invites before they are sent. It would be a grave mistake to make typos or a date misprint.
DO Send out the invitations at least 4 weeks in advance for an informal Halloween Bash or 6 weeks in advance if you are hosting a more formal event. Remember – Halloween can be a busy evening for some folks, so if your party is being hosted on October 31st – the more advance notice the better 😉
DO Use engaging language. Have fun with your Halloween party invitations – Remember, you want each and every invited guest to want to be at your Frightening Fete!
Wording Examples for Your Halloween Party Invitations
Wondering what to say so that your invites aren’t a fright? We’re here to help!
Here are some examples of Halloween invitation wording ideas to provide inspiration:
Simple & Classic Halloween Party Invitations Wording
Keep it classic and just a touch creepy with this simple and straight to the point wording style:
Halloween Open House Party Wording
Inviting the ghouls and goblins over for an evening of mischievous mayhem? This wickedly fun wording will do just the trick:
Wording for Kids Halloween Party Invitations
Let the little monsters know that the spooktacular celebration is just for them with this wording
Puns for Fun – Halloween Style!
If you want to be funny, get a little “punny” with your Halloween party invitations! Puns are a play on words that is designed to make you laugh. They’re silly and creative, making them a perfect choice for a lighthearted invite.
Here are a few fun puns to consider using on your spooky invites:
- Eat, Drink & Be Scary
- Trick or Treat Yo’ Self to A Fangtastic Fete
- Halloween Makes Us So Corny (insert Candy Corn style design) – Come to Our Party
- Let’s Get Sheet Faced (Cue Sheet Ghost here)
- Creep it Real & Come to My Party!
- Come for the Party – Stay for the Boos!
Hard Copy Paper Invitation versus Online Invitation
Before you can write out your invites, you need to determine which type you want to create and send. The two main options are hard copy and online/electronic invitations. Both styles offer benefits and drawbacks, but you may find that one is a better choice for your bash. To choose the right type for your spooky celebration, consider the pros and cons of each invite type:
Hard Copy Invite Pros
- Allows you to get creative and crafty with the look and design
- Many different types to choose from to suit your budget and party style
- Gives your guests something tangible to hold on to with the party details
Hard Copy Invite Cons
- Can be time-consuming to create and to write out
- Costs money to buy and send through snail mail
- Can get lost in transit, guests may not receive it
Online Invite Pros
- Low cost and free options that don’t sacrifice style
- An endless array of designs and styles to choose from
- Allows you to send with a click and track RSVPs in real time
Online Invite Cons
- Doesn’t offer the same look and feel as hard copy invites
- Not everyone uses email or text messaging
- May not look as formal or classy for an elegant affair
Hard Copy Halloween Party Invitation Ideas
Hard copy invitations are a classic way to invite guests to your abominable affair. There are a range of creative and affordable options to consider, including:
Visit our Halloween Party Ideas Pinterest Board for inspiration! Get crafty and create your own invitations to match your party’s theme or vibe.
Handwritten Halloween Party Invitations
Take the time to hand write each eerie invitation for your ghostly gala. Handwriting gives each one a personal touch.
Computer Printout Invitation
Make an awesome invitation right on your computer, and then print them out and send them off. It couldn’t be easier to get your Halloween party invites in the mail!
Generic Store Bought Invitation
A simple and affordable option that can be found at your local party supply store or Dollar store. You just fill in your event details, add addresses and stamps, and send them on their way.
Custom Halloween Party Invitations
You can find awesome vendors on Etsy! Custom invites allow you to create a one of a kind look to match your party’s theme.
Online & Electronic Halloween Party Invitations
Online Halloween party invites offer quite a few advantages, including the fact that there are so many excellent options to choose from today. You can create an invitation that matches your party style and gets guests excited for the upcoming event. Here are a few of our favorites to help you make boo-tiful invitations for your Halloween get-together:
Choose from hundreds of stunning designs by independent artists. Customize colors, select your style, and even choose the shape for the perfect look. Minted allows you to make and send your online invitations for free.
Sending invites with Evites is as simple as sending a text message or an email. Choose from premium designs, create your own, or use a free design and add your own photos and party details.
Create and customize a cool and unique invite with PunchBowl. Browse thousands of designs to find the one that fits your party style. Then customize and send it out to your guest list with a click.
Paperless Post offers fun, free options for the perfect party invite. Choose from a flyer style design or a classic invitation, add images and animation, and send out to your guests.
With hundreds of unique templates to choose from and tons of customization options, Smilebox makes online invites easy. You can include your own photos, add music, and send to everyone on your guest list with a click.
Sound the Party Horns!Designing and sending Halloween party invitations are a crucial part of successful party planning. Without invites to inform your guests, you’d simply be celebrating with the spirits!
Whether you choose to send a hard copy invitation or an electronic one, what matters the most is providing guests with all of the gory details they need to know.
Getting your guests to attend the ghoulish gathering will make your Halloween haunt as fantastically fun as it can be!
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