Exterior box. I wrote in the guest's addresses inside the oval.A little backstory: My original idea was to put the invite on a full size wooden stake (the vampire slaying kind) using the same method I used for the bachelor baseball game invitations. My problem was I wasn't quite sure how to mail those. So I raised the problem to Mr. Limestone and he came up with the idea of making a mini survival Halloween kit complete with silver bullet and holy water. My love of boxed invitations is well known so it should come as no surprise as I loved that idea and got to work on all the particulars.
I'll admit that this invite was quite a lot of work for something that is essentially completely unnecessary. But I just love getting little parcels in the mail (don't you?) so I thought this would be a great way to celebrate Halloween. If there is ever a time to be cheesey and frivolous, Halloween is it. My guest list is pretty small so I didn't have to make too many of them which made the job a lot easier.
Untie the bow to release the booklet. The cover, meant to mimic the look of an old book, reads:
All Hallow's Eve
Creature Survival Kit
Non Timbo Mala
(latin, loosely translated to mean : FEAR NO EVIL)
Turning the page, the invitation itself is revealed. Clever verse penned by none other than Mr. Limestone. It reads:
May the contents of this parcel
be your blessed charm
against the beasts of the night
awaiting to do you harm.
May your journey be ordinary
If you decide to leave
to join us in celebration on
All Hallow's Eve.
Underneath the booklet, you catch a glimpse of the survival kit contents
1. Wooden Stake for vampire slaying
2. Silver Bullet werewolf extermination
3. Holy Water exorcism rituals and warding off evil spirits
4. Mirror undead detection
5. Matches destruction of monster remains and lighting of torches
The final page of the booklet just reads "Happy Halloween" along with an RSVP date.
So that’s it. I hope my guests got a kick out of the idea. I was happy with how it all turned out.
Disclaimer: No real bullets or holy water was used in the production of this invite.