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How about some input for unusual party invites? I saw the finger ones at Michaels craft store but they r very expensive when u get into large numbers- we send out about 50-70 invites-
 

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I made my own "finger invites" at my party last year. I bought severed fingers, small wedding boxes and black ribbon. Then I had typed the invite and stuck inside the box. I used green/brown moss to rest the fingers on in the box. It was time consuming and a little bit of a pain. If I couldn't hand deliver the invites, then I just made a larger version of the poem and sent that out. I'm looking for a new idea for an invite for this year as well. Any suggestions?
 

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This year I am doing a CD invite. I burned a CD of Halloween songs & used the print yourself CD labels with a cool skull design. The CD's are in the thin jewel cases. If you use little seals on the sides, you can mail them without putting them inside something. The invitation is the paper insert in the front of the CD.
 

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This year I'm doing spell book invitations. Next year I'm thinking of doing a Voodoo Hoodoo theme and I'm going to use voodoo dolls as the invitation. In the past I've also done coffins, and tombstones for invites.
 

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we don't have a theme- it's just a big party- the Halloween party paper is sooo boring-
the finger ones r grreat but xpensive for mailing and alot of people
 

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I am intrigued, how did you do the coffins HallowSkeen? did you actually have little coffins?
Yes, I made little coffins out of poster board. I rolled the invitation up like a scroll and tied it with a ribbon. I put a skeleton and some spanish moss inside the coffin along with the invite. These were all hand delivered. I got the pattern from ravensblight.com. I used the toe pincher style. If I can find a picture I'll post it.
 

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I just made this for my party....it's a video invite that I can email to my guests....what's cool, is that I can send this early (sort of a "save the date") then I can mail paper invites later....

YouTube - voodoopartymovieforum
 

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wow how many of those did u make ? sounds very creepy!
I think I made 25 of them. That was a few years ago. I am making 35 spell books this year. I hand deliver the majority of my invitations so it really helps on cost. The few that I do have to mail usually get a modified version. With the coffin invite - instead of a 3-D coffin I made a flat folded invite on black cardstock in the shape of a coffin with the details inside.

I found a couple of pictures of my tombstone invites:




I did the same thing with the tombstone invites that I had to mail. I just cut out a tombstone shape from cardstock, but everything else was the same. A lot more cost effective!
 

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Moocheex55 - OK how do you do that? Or rather, is there an easy way that I can do that?? That really is very cool and I'd like to do something different. I've toyed with a DVD idea before, but I also like the idea of being able to email them...it's a very "green" idea!! I'd love to hear your how-to, etc.
 

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Moocheex55 - OK how do you do that? Or rather, is there an easy way that I can do that?? That really is very cool and I'd like to do something different. I've toyed with a DVD idea before, but I also like the idea of being able to email them...it's a very "green" idea!! I'd love to hear your how-to, etc.
well, it was actually really easy...my computer has Windows Movie Maker on it, so I just walked the neighborhood shooting some fences and doorways and such that looked kinda N'awlensish...then I added the clips to and titles and music in the program...it was really very easy...the whole thing took maybe 3 hours, once I got the way the program worked.

the song is "I've got a Spell on You" by Screaming Joe Hawkins....he is amazing!

thanks for the love!
 

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well, it was actually really easy...my computer has Windows Movie Maker on it, so I just walked the neighborhood shooting some fences and doorways and such that looked kinda N'awlensish...then I added the clips to and titles and music in the program...it was really very easy...the whole thing took maybe 3 hours, once I got the way the program worked.

the song is "I've got a Spell on You" by Screaming Joe Hawkins....he is amazing!

thanks for the love!
I wondered if you'd used Windows Movie Maker -- I just discovered it and have been having so much fun making movies.

Screaming Joe Hawkins? I'm making a note of that. I have the Nina Simone version but I really liked his as well.
 

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I just made this for my party....it's a video invite that I can email to my guests....what's cool, is that I can send this early (sort of a "save the date") then I can mail paper invites later....

YouTube - voodoopartymovieforum
I loved it! The blues singing is perfect for the bayou theme.
 

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I just made this for my party....it's a video invite that I can email to my guests....what's cool, is that I can send this early (sort of a "save the date") then I can mail paper invites later....

YouTube - voodoopartymovieforum
I called 555-555-5555 to RSVP, but I got the old this number is no longer in service message. What gives?
 
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