If you want guests to “come out to socialize” at your party, you’ll have to let them know about it. The invitation is the first impression people will get of your party. It shouldn’t be overlooked.
You can’t go wrong with a Hitchhiking Ghosts or Madame Leota invitation. But for our invite, I’m going to do some simple tweaking to the logo seen above.
I use a free photoshop-esque software program called GIMP. The first step was to erase all the text from the original. I did that by painting over it with black. I then added my own text using Ravenscroft font. The “You’re Invited” needed to be curved to fit in the space at the top
A printer and some paper is all you need to piece together your own gruesome invite.
I usually like to print out invites on heavier card stock than regular printer paper. In this case, the invites “popped” more on photo paper on the right than the heavy card stock I had on hand. They didn’t have the aged look of the card stock, but they weren’t too dull either. So it comes down to a matter of personal preference.
If you don’t have access to a printer or card stock/photo paper, you could opt to save your invite as a picture file, and upload it to an online printing service and order them that way, or even take them to a local store like Walgreens or Target and have them printed out right there in the store.
What do you think of our Haunted Mansion invites?