Halloween Themed Birthday Invitations
Ladybug Birthday Invitationby Nayanika(Bangalore,India)
Preparing a birthday party requires lot of planning. Starting with selecting a theme if there is going to be one and then choosing or making the birthday invitation, ordering or making the cake, gifts, games and birthday party favors everything has to be planned in an organized way. A birthday invitation is the first step in creating an impression and sets the tone for the celebration.
Inviting the guests personally gives a special feeling .I recently attended a birthday of my friend’s daughter. My friend had stayed abroad for the last 10 years and on returning to India she was celebrating her daughter’s birthday for the first time. She asked for my help to ensure that the party would be a grand success.
After a few discussions with both my friend and her daughter we decided to select a Halloween Party theme since her birthday was in the month of November and it would be a fun, seasonal theme. We selected scary themed birthday invitations. We personalized and handmade each birthday invitation with scary symbols, faces of witches, bugs, pumpkins and ghosts. We mentioned clearly in the card what costume the guests should wear so that all the guests were appropriately dressed for the occasion. The banquet hall was dimly lit with creepy sounds and cries of animals. The birthday invitation was made so that instead of discarding the invitation after the party it could serve as a bookmark. We received great feedback as everyone loved the idea.
Everyone showed up for the party in their costumes and it was a huge hit. We made birthday food related to the theme, the cake was a graveyard with tombstones, skeletons and mummies. The birthday favors that we gave out were personalized treat bags filled with candy and Halloween toys and games. The Halloween birthday party was a huge success and we are all eagerly anticipating this year’s theme and party.