I found this invitation kit at Walmart clearance for 10.00
There are 50 invitations and 50 reply cards
Theye were a simple black and white design so I used the Chic Halloween
Cricut cartridge and cut out the mask at 2" and the chandelier at 2"
Then I cut Black and white card stock paper the long way to wrap around the invite.
Black paper 2" thick and white paper 1/2 " thick and glued the white paper on the
black to make a white and black band around the invite.
For the invites I also used a JPEG inage that I found on line of a magnifying glass
and set it behind the text.
For the font of the text I downloaded a free Halloween font from
WE got the invitation kit "Murder at Mardi Gras"
Which is why I chose the masks and chandelier.
The kit comes with invitations name tags and Character info but
I always like to make my own.
I had many requests from friends about the character they would be
so they could start shopping for costumes so I printed up
these cards on the reply cards to give them the info they should know about
who they will be.
The rest of the characters info will be given at the party.
Since the set only came with 8 characters
I created 4 supporting characters to
give to husbands and wives or guests who might not be into
playing a role through out the party.
for 3.00 for 40. Most of which I will use next party.
I bought a pack of 12 place card holders at Michael's for 24.00 but with the
50% off coupon they were 12.00.
I coordinated everything to mach the invites by putting masks on the
place cards that I cut with my cricut at 1"
I also cut masks for each place and attached a wooden BBQ skewer
The whole party was black and white to match the invites
(plus, I thinkMardi Gras colors are kinda tacky).
Under each white plate instead of a charger I used
a 12x12 cardstock piece of paper.
White table cloth and white napkins.
I made Red Potatoes, Asparagus, and we had a salad
Total cost for dinner including brisket for 12 was 60.00
I made cupcakes and put the chandeliers that I also
used on the invites on toothpicks and stick them into the
White frosting with black masks, chandeliers Candelabra's ect.
Maid, Chef, Jazz Musician, Gothic Writer,
Gator Sausage maker ect...
We all had a ball.
Printable Mask Template...