Costume parties are a Halloween tradition. They serve as a night when everyone can dress up and pretend they are someone or something else, maybe even something evil. As the ghosts and ghouls prepare for the holiday, make sure you let all of your friends know in plenty of time that you're hosting a costume party. Invitations should arrive at your guests' homes at least a couple of weeks ahead of the event. Choose your wording carefully and make the best impression you can so people get excited about the event.
When you are trying to come up with costume party invitation wording, don't hesitate to rely on the poetic tradition of rhyming. Rhymes are catchy and cute and can be as innocent or as dark as you wish. Keep it simple and to the point, but add some flare to the wording. Try one of the following examples.
"Does an evening of fright sound all right? Then be our guest on Halloween night."
"Vampires and werewolves and witches on brooms? You are invited to gather under the moon! Our Halloween party will be such a fright, with dancing and eating and music through the night!"
Add that it is a costume party and the date, place and starting time.
Halloween party invitations are the perfect opportunity to use clever wording and be as corny as you want without concern. Throw in all of the clichés and silly remarks you want. They tend to work well for this season.
When you send your invitations out, ask them to "send you back an R.I.P. ... I mean, an R.S.V.P." Let them know you are "dying to hear from them." No matter how you choose to design your invitations, everyone should know that you are so happy that it's Halloween that you "could scream."
Let your guests know that they should attend your party, "if they dare." Using foreboding words and creepy insinuations will add to the spooky feel that a Halloween costume party should have. Unless you are planning a costume party for small children, this approach is an effective way to get folks "in the spirit."
"Do you know where evil lurks on this night? Scary creatures and ghouls frolic in the pale moonlight. Join us if you dare."
"October 31, 8 p.m. ... Something Wicked This Way Comes"
They're only words, but an invitation like this sets the stage for a suspenseful encounter with the other costumed guests at the party. It lets everyone join in the fun and take part in the spooky atmosphere.
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