Oooooooh…. Eeeeee…. Ooooohh… You know what that means! Yep, it’s almost that time of year again!
Ok so if you’re a new Bella Pop reader, let me give you the run down. Brandon and I both grew up with Halloween. I just love all the fun and creative stuff you can do with it. Blame my mom, she totally started it by throwing cute little parties and sewing me awesome costumes each year. And yeah, I’ve hoarded / collected Halloween decor/magazines/books for YEARS. So when we decided to do this crazy camper thing it came with one big caveat: letting go of my massive Halloween collection! No lie, I had so much stuff we had a storage stall for half of it. I honestly thought I’d be real sad to see it go but it was actually fun and exciting to see all my stuff go to new homes of OMG/I’m gonna wet my pants/super excited fellow enthusiasts. When I sold my Halloween stuff it was a shark frenzy. FRENZY. Ha ha.
And yeah, this means my elaborate Halloween events are now the stuff of legend ;) but don’t be sad! I’ll still be concocting new party themes to share @ Bella Pop and celebrating October in a more stress free, low key way. I’m really kinda excited about it!! And I’m going to need a Halloween party or two to go do… who wants to invite us? ;) hint hint.
Now you may wonder why I’m just now posting this stuff because Creepy Carnival happened *last year* - well some loser hacked our blog last October so that was a no-go. But all is good now so if you’re planning a Creepy Carnival Halloween party this year, get excited! I’ve got some fun ideas to share + free printables so you can make your own invitations and fun stuff! So today’s post is the final installment of my DIY Creepy Carnival Halloween invites (plus RSVP cards!)
I wanted to add a little somethin’ somethin’ to the invites so I picked up a set of gold notary seals at Office Max. I then printed our official seal to slap on the invites!
I could have used popcorn bags to stuff the invites in but I wanted something a little more creepy. A set of plain white cake bags from the party store, 1″ foam brush and a little watered down red acrylic paint worked perfectly.
You want the lines to look creepy and jagged so feel free to be sloppy! Then let the bags dry (I let mine dry for a few hours.)
And here’s the official invitation! I designed these in Photoshop and printed them at home on white card stock. The letters were colored with Copic Markers like we did when we made the corresponding save the dates.
Want to print your own Creepy Carnival invitations? Download my free PSD files for invitation, RSVP and gold seals (below.) You’ll need to install the following Circus fonts from Magic Jelly’s two compilation sets… one and two first. The fonts used are Big Top, Circus Ornate, Circus, DeLouisville, Wild West Shadow, Shadowed Serif, Joe Clement and Movieola. Then there’s one more font you’ll need – Spill Milk. Stay tuned for more Creepy Carnival Halloween ideas including decor, games and of course the official party photos!