How to Make Halloween Party Invitations: Holiday Themed Child and Family Art Activity

Halloween party invitations are the first step to starting the party. These can be store bought or hand made. Hand made invitations can be designed and created by all of the members of the family. A child made invitation can also become an important keepsake for a special family member such as a grandparent. Additionally, asking a child to make the invitations can allow for more creative and personalized designs.

Information to Include on the Holiday Party Invitations

The main purpose of the invitation is to inform guests of the party, and give pertinent facts such as where, when, and why. Items to include on the written part of the invitation are what the party is for (Halloween), the place (house number and street), the date and time, names of the family members hosting the party, an RSVP number and name, date for RSVP by.

This information should be legible and easy to read. Try to avoid confusing or cryptic wording.

Materials Needed for the Halloween Party Invitation

  • Computer and computer paper
  • Glue
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Cardstock or other sturdy paper
  • Construction paper
  • Glitter

Steps to Create Halloween Party Invitations

  1. Type the important information on a computer using a word processing program. Children should be encouraged to help in this process. This is a great way to involve a very young child who may not be able to write long words or write legibly. Choose a decorative font and use Halloween themed colors.
  2. Print a test page to ensure that the font and colors and readable. Print at least two invitations per page, and then cut apart. This will help to save paper.
  3. Fold a piece of card stock or other sturdy paper in half horizontally.
  4. Open the folded card and glue the informative part of the invitation to the bottom half. Using a glue stick for this part will help to ensure that the ink on the invitation does not run.
  5. Set aside to dry. Make sure that the invitations are left open to dry.
  6. Once dry, close the invitation and begin decorating the front. Cut different shapes such as circles, rectangles, and triangles from the construction paper.
  7. Piece the shapes together on the front to form a pumpkin or other Halloween themed object. Once the design is set, glue the paper onto the invitation cover using a glue stick.
  8. Embellish the card with glitter and glue.Use clear drying non-toxic school glue to draw lines, squiggles, or outline shapes. Sprinkle glitter in Halloween or fall colors over the glue. Gently tap the paper over a washable surface to free the glitter that is not stuck to the glue.
  9. Set aside to dry.
  10. Place in large envelopes and mail, or hand deliver the invitations!

Having a holiday themed party is a Halloween treat for the entire family! Work together, and create spectacular party invitations that are sure to be a hit with friends and family members alike.

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