Organizing a Halloween party can be a monstrous task, whether it’s for friends, your kids, or the office potluck. That said, coming up with the perfect Halloween party invite can be a lot of fun if you only conjure up a little creativity. With all the weird and wonderful things associated with the holiday – witches, ghosts, goblins, and so on – there’s a lot of potential for fiendishly clever wordplay.
If you still haven’t sunk your teeth into the perfect Halloween party invitation wording, feast your eyes on the ideas and examples below. Using these tips, and your own creativity, you can come up with a spooky-good invite.
Halloween Invite Tips
All the usual guidelines apply when writing a Halloween invitation. However, there are also a few Halloween-specific tips and twists to keep in mind, such as:
1. State your costume policy. Most invitees – especially if they’re adults – will want to know whether they’re expected to dress up, so save yourself from answering lots of questions by putting it right on the invite. State your expectations clearly with phrases like wear a costume (strong suggestion), costumes encouraged (optional), or wear a costume – or else! (requirement).
2. Mention eats and drinks. Food and beverages should be addressed on any party invitation, but especially for Halloween parties. Parents want to know if their kids will be eating a meal or just treats. Adults need to know whether they should bring anything.
3. Channel the Crypt Keeper. As you can tell from the intro, we’re big fans of using Halloween-related puns and word associations. The more groan-inducing, the better. Just don’t let the gags get in the way of clearly conveying your information.
4. Use a frightfully fitting image. Whether you’re designing from scratch, using a template, or picking a design on an ecard website, go for a bewitching look that ties in with the wording of your Halloween invite. The right Halloween-inspired picture can make all the difference.
Here are some Halloween invitation wording samples to get you started. Feel free to use one of them as-is, or better yet, mix things up by adding your own ghoulish touch.
We’re DYING to see you
It Will Haunt You Forever
You Are Invited to Our
Spooktacular Halloween Party
Tricks and Treats (and Drinks) Provided
Join Us… If You Dare!
We’re having a bash
Wear your best costume
To our fun Monster Mash
Here’s Something Neat
We’re Having a Party
That Can’t be Beat
You bring the BOO’s
Join us for some haunting spirits and wicked brews
Come To Our House of Unearthly Delights
To our Halloween scare
Ghosts, goblins, and witches, too
Will be there EAGERLY waiting for you
The Humans’ Last Stand
Your Brain is on the Menu
So Party While You Can
For extra spookiness, consider using one of these infamous quotes on your invites.
Smell my feet
We’ve got beer
And stuff to eat
Join us for Halloween food, fun, and frights
Please come if you dare
All the monsters are hungry
So bring something to share
Remember, a good host wouldn’t be caught dead sending out subpar invites. If you still have grave doubts about your choice of wording, maybe you can scare something up in this list of the best Halloween sayings of all time.