"Blood Stained" Halloween Party Invitations

Get your party guests and vampire enthusiasts in the mood for a spooky Halloween gathering by sending out easy-to-make "blood-stained" invitations.
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Materials and Tools

printable cardstock invitations and envelopes
computer printer
decorative hole punch
red food coloring
eye dropper
bowl
water
red candle
lighter

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Steps

1. Using printable cardstock, print out your invitations with your party information. A gothic font style fits the theme especially well. Once the invitations are printed, use a decorative hole-punch to make an ornate design in the four corners of the invitation.

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2. In a small bowl of water, add red food coloring and mix well. Use enough food coloring to get a mixture that’s blood red.

3. Using an eye dropper, make a few red water droplets randomly on the invitation. Holding the dropper up high will help create a splattered effect. Allow the invitations to dry thoroughly before continuing.

Note: Avoid stacking the invitations on top of each other as they may tend to stick together.

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4. For an extra scary touch, once the invitations have dried and are in their addressed envelopes, seal the flap with a few drops of melted blood red candle wax.

Your macabre party invitations are likely to be a particular hit among fans of the vampire craze, which gets an added boost at Halloween.

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