The crisp air, the rustle of leaves under foot, sky high piles of sweets in the shop can mean only one thing, that Halloween is just around the corner. Ever since moving to The Croakery we have had a Halloween party for the Tiny Terror. And this year is no exception.  I’ve just finished the invitations and I’m very excited.

Gather the supplies

Gather the supplies

The supplies:

Glow in the dark witch’s fingers.

Wooden coffin boxes from Michael’s

Fake blood stained cheesecloth from Joanne’s



Wood burning tools

Print the wording part of your inviation on to coloured paper. I chose red, but think maybe I should have stuck to white with bloody fingerprints.

I rinsed the cheesecloth and let it soak in the brewed coffee for about 30 minutes. Let it dry.

Dirty the cloth

Dirty the cloth

Roll the paper and slide it into the finger.


Rip the cheesecloth into stips twice as wide and a little longer than the coffin, put inside and nestle the finger into it.


SONY DSCBurn the coffins with the letters.  When you need to make something look as though it has just been dug up from the ground, what better thing to use than dirt. Rub it into the grain of the wood.


Finished and ready to hand out.


The Simple Steps

Here is last years invitation.


To make these use striped card stock as the base. The wording is printed on the Avery sticky labels. Paint the admit one ticket orange. Make two little slits in the card and slide the ticket through. The trick or treat circle is attached with a brad so it can spin and the orange stitching was added to create an hypnotizing effect. And finally  a little triangle of orange card stitched on serves as a pointer.

Here is a pdf for the spinning trick or treat wheel.

Trick or treat invite download

Happy Halloween. f