Pirate Party Invitations – Pirate Halloween Party

Screen Shot 2015-10-09 at 4.17.12 PMIf you’re going to go through all the time, planning and creative excursion to go all out for a themed party, just do it, go ALL OUT! To fill you in on whats going on in my world, I’m right in the middle of planning this years Halloween party… Its a Pirate Themed party.  Screen Shot 2015-10-09 at 4.18.30 PMBut, why wait for the party to start having fun, you can absolutely drum up excitement with the invitations weeks in advance. This will help your guests get excited for the party and give them time to prepare for their costumes. Remember to send out invitations 2-3 weeks before your event. If you send them too early, the guests might put it on the back burner, too late and it might not allow enough time for the guests to save the date and arrange childcare and their costumes.Screen Shot 2015-10-09 at 4.19.32 PMTo make the invitations tie in perfectly with my theme, I used old parchment or antique style paper found on Amazon. The pack comes with tons of different colors and styles which made it perfect for the invitations. I printed a simple invitation with the party date and time. I included a map to reference for directions (as you can see its just a pirate map, because I’m hil-arious!) I also added a request for my guests to come in costume as well as a few scorpions for good measure. 
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To finish off the look, I sealed the envelope with a skull-and-crossbones wax seal, also found on Amazon. Heres how to do a wax seal.
Screen Shot 2015-10-09 at 4.20.22 PMUsing sealing wax (make sure you use the right stuff, real candle wax won’t give you the same glossy finish) you can find it on Amazon or at a craft store in the stationary section. Start by lighting the wick and once it starts to melt, drip a dime sized puddle in the desired place.
Screen Shot 2015-10-09 at 4.20.27 PMQuickly set the stamp right in the middle, no need to apply too much pressure, just make sure the image is facing the right direction. Allow 30-60 seconds for it to cool, DO NOT remove the stamp, as it could mess up the image if not cooled completely.
Screen Shot 2015-10-09 at 4.20.33 PMOnce its cooled remove the wax seal and presto! A gorgeous wax seal!

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