Frightening fetes call for equally spirited invitations. This Halloween, tempt nocturnal visitors with a menacing wide-eyed owl. The creatures have movable body parts, attached with miniature brads, which make them compact to send and spook-tacular to receive.
It's a picnic to create these festive invites, in which the Fourth of July greeting is made up of miniature stars. Simply print out the clip art, and attach a red, white, and blue ribbon as a finishing touch. The invitations are 4 1/2 inches by 6 1/4 inches.
Lure guests from their homes with messages in apothecary-style bottles. The paper owes its decrepit look not to years in a crypt but to being dyed with tea. Send the bottles in mailing tubes with a few pieces of raffia for cushioning.