One year we did a toe-pincher shaped invite with a glow in the dark skeleton favor hot glued inside. The next year it was a Young Frankenstein theme and our invite was designed/phrased like an appointment at a doctor's office.
Last year we had a Sweeney todd theme, so we went with the Martha Stewart severed finger invites. We bought them after the holiday, but there wasn't enough, so we supplemented them with rubber fingers frmo the Spirit store (bought with a coupon, of course) and some black favor boxes from a local party supply store. They actually turned out better (read - more gruesome) than the M. Stewart ones...
amfatallyours I loved it and it was really creepy nice job I even jumped a couple of times. Even better tho my husband is sitting at his computer and kept asking what I was listening to because it sounded creepy and he wanted me to turn it off Excellent job.
I love the video invites. Especially because most of the people we invite are through email, not sending physical invitations. We also had a low turnout last year, I think a video would generate more interest.
I got the video idea from Mooch and didn't even know I already had the software on my computer. I am using mine for a save the date and then will probably hand deliver the invitations as it gets closer. I think with everyone used to gettting evites now, it will help generate interest and get everyone excited and thinking of their costume. I hope you enjoy.