Halloween Party Invitation Poems and Wording

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Getting ready for a spooky bash? Find the inspiration you’ve been searching for with this collection of Halloween party invitation poems and Halloween invitation wording ideas!

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If your family loves Halloween like ours does, there’s a good chance you’re planning on making memories this year with a Halloween party! Letting your guests know what a ghoulishy good time is in store for them is part of the fun when it comes to crafting the perfect Halloween party invitation.

Our family throws a pumpkin carving party each year (need some inspiration with pumpkin carving? Check out this collection of fun kid-friendly pumpkin carving templates). It’s morphed from an adults only dinner party to a kid-friendly afternoon of fun since becoming parents.

Stuck on wording for your boo bash? Read on for some examples of Halloween invitation wording and Halloween party invitation poems that are perfect for your spooky soiree, whether you’re planning a small kids party or a big October 31st costume party bash.

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What Do You Write in a Halloween Invitation?

The first step in crafting the perfect Halloween invitation is to decide on the Halloween party theme. Decide on the most important details: Are you planning a classroom party, or a Halloween movie watching party? Are kids invited? Will there be a full meal, or just snacks?

All of these answers are important for making sure you properly inform your potential guests about your upcoming event. You want your Halloween invite to easily give your guests all of the details they need!

Be sure to craft these so you have the perfect invitation:

  • A fun, catchy intro (the below Halloween poems and invitation wording ideas are great to help with this!)
  • The most important party details
  • RSVP information

Start with a Fun Intro

The beginning of your Halloween party invitation sets the tone for the party’s personality! Have a little fun painting the picture of the theme and activities. Choose one of the Halloween poems or invitation ideas below to help inspire you.

Lay out the Details

Don’t get so involved with crafting a cute invite that you forget to put the most important details for your guests! The last thing you need is for a guest to be confused.

Keep this section as straightforward as possible with important information:

  • Add the date, time and location address
  • Let your guests know what will be provided (such as “We will be serving a spooky spread of Halloween finger foods” or “This is a potluck dinner! We will provide a frightfully fun main course, and ask that you bring a side or dessert to share with the other goblins.”
  • Be sure to also let them know what is expected. Are costumes required? Are young children welcome? If this is a kids party, how about extra siblings? Will party games be played, or will you be just hanging out?

Don’t forget the RSVP details

Planning a party is always fun until you realize you’re missing responses from a bunch of guests at the last minute! Be sure to share how guests can let you know if they will be attending or not, as well as a deadline that gives you enough time for a headcount for food and drinks.

Speaking of Halloween food: if you’re looking for inspiration, check out these posts!

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Halloween Party Invitation Wording Ideas

Whether you send a paper invitation or an evite, crafting the right invitation helps to set the tone for your Halloween party. Do you want your party invitation to be more formal, or something more laidback? Will this be a scary evening full of frights and haunted houses, or a chill night feasting and watching Hocus Pocus?

Need some help with your own Halloween party invite wording? Use these Halloween party wording examples and Halloween party invitation poems to help you craft the perfect invite for your Halloween parties this year.

Kids Halloween Party Invitation Wording Example

Calling all ghouls! You are invited to a Monster Mash hosted by Archer. Come dressed in your costume for an afternoon of outdoor fun in our backyard. We will be carving pumpkins (and will also have stickers and paint markers for those who want to decorate just the outside), so be sure to bring your own!

A frightful feast of Halloween treats and pizza will be served.

(Party Date, Time and Location)

(Hosted by)

RSVP by XX date to XX at (insert email address/phone number)

Halloween Movie Watching Party

It’s spooky season, and that means one thing: time to binge our favorite Halloween flicks! Join the Jones family for an afternoon of family-friendly Halloween movies (rated PG and PG-13).

We will have plenty of popcorn and other treats! Please bring a festive snack to share.

(Party Date, Time and Location)

(Hosted by)

RSVP by XX date to XX at (insert email address/phone number)

Planning a party for little ones? Don’t miss this list of family-friendly Halloween movies rated G.

Adult Halloween Party Invitation Wording

Just Here for the BOOS: Let’s get Sheet Faced!

Join us for some wicked brews and haunting spirits at our annual All Hallows Eve Bash! Costumes are encouraged for this spooky soiree. While we love your little ghouls, this evening is for grown up goblins only!

(Party Date, Time and Location)

(Hosted by)

RSVP by XX date to XX at (insert email address/phone number)

Potluck Halloween Party Invitation

Ghosts, witches and creatures of the night: Join us and eat, drink and be scary at the Franklin family’s Halloween potluck!

Our family will be providing a frightfully fun main course: a twisted taco bar. Please bring your scariest food concoction (aka, a delicious appetizer or dessert) to share with the other ghouls. Halloween costumes are optional but encouraged. BYOB.

(Party Date, Time and Location)

(Hosted by)

RSVP by XX date to XX at (insert email address/phone number)

Halloween Brunch Invitation Wording

Leave the tricks at home and bring your favorite breakfast treat to share at our annual Halloween Brunch and pumpkin carving party.

Your haunted hosts will provide the brunch spread and a witch’s brew bar (AKA a mimosa bar), so come hungry. Please BYOB, and don’t forget your pumpkin.

(Party Date, Time and Location)

(Hosted by)

RSVP by XX date to XX at (insert email address/phone number)

Halloween Costume Party Invitation Wording

Vampires, ghosts and ghouls, come show off your costume at the Smith Family Annual Halloween Party!

This Halloween celebration will have a haunted house, costume contests, witches brew, tasty snacks and of course, creatures of fright. Awards will be given for scariest Halloween costume, most creative costumes (both adults and children) and overall best costume. The evening will conclude with our yearly great pumpkin smash.

(Party Date, Time and Location)

(Hosted by)

RSVP by XX date to XX at (insert email address/phone number)

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Halloween Party Invitation Poems

Want to add a poem to your Halloween invites? All of the spooky poems below are perfect for adding to the beginning of your Halloween bash wording! All of these poems are classic Halloween party wording, clever wordplay or from common poems and sayings that you guests will instantly recognize.

  1. When witches go riding and black cats are seen
    The moon laughs and whispers “’tis Halloween!”
  2. By pumpkins fat and witches lean
    By coal black cats with eyes of green
    By all the magic ever seen
    Come join us for fun this Halloween!
  3. It’s always spooky on Halloween night
    Ghosts and goblins will give you a fright
    Watch your back and do not be tardy
    For the Borland Family’s Halloween Party.
  4. When bats and ghosts are gliding
    And witches soar, on broomsticks riding
    The jack-o-lantern will be grinning
    Because our Halloween party is just the beginning.
  5. Double, double toil and trouble
    Fire burn and caldron bubble
    Come one, come all while dressed up good
    To party with our neighborhood
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Ghoulish Halloween Party Invitations

Want to send physical Halloween party invites this year? Check out these cute invitations on Etsy, or this spooky-good invite on Zazzle. Whatever spooky invitation you choose, your guests are sure to have a good time.

You can also create your own invitations for free using Canva! I personally have used Canva for the past 5 years and LOVE how easy it is to make my own invitations, place cards, graphics, flyers and more. Click here to grab a free trial.

Don’t forget about the Halloween party decorations, too! You can find a bunch of decorations here on Amazon that ship quickly.

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