The month of Halloween is here! And so are our Halloween party invitations! Thank goodness. Although not quite as time consuming as last year’s, these were still a labor of love. As invitations always are. Our theme this year is a haunted speakeasy. After much hemming and hawing over all of our theme options, a speakeasy just seemed to be the most fun. And obviously, way better if it is haunted. I designed the invitation to be filled with deco goodness and after we decided that our speakeasy would be called “The Wicked Web,” I realized that it also kind of looks like a web. Funny how these things work out sometimes. We also included a newspaper article with our backstory. Megan, Corey, and I (under the names of Ava, Alice, and Nathaniel) owned a speakeasy in the 1920’s, and were particularly infamous for stealing from and occasionally murdering our patrons (I know, we are kinda rough this year). In the end, we burned ourselves to the ground rather than surrender to authorities and we are now back to haunt all of YOU. One of the coolest parts of the invitation is that our genius graphic designer friend Pete photoshopped our faces into an old timey photo and I am obsessed with it. Meg wrote out the addresses in this awesome gold pen, and also traced some of the lines of the invite, which I think is such a lovely touch. You can never have too much gold. We also added these cute little jeweled spiders we found from Target. They were initially supposed to be a token that people needed to get in, but then the rookie invitation designer (i.e., me) totally forgot to include that bit. Whoops. Still pretty though. Also, just disregard the little phrase “the eve of” before the party date. I was trying to get cute with the wording. Which is fine, until you realize that “the eve of” means “the night before,” which was absolutely not my intention. Oh well, can’t win them all.
And here is the photo of us that Pete made. So awesome right?