If I had to list a third reason for going back to the photo format, it would be we love the challenge of putting together costumes for exactly zero dollars for these. We are “busy” “working” on our actual costumes behind the scenes, but for the invitation, we give ourselves 30 minutes to get something together. Luckily, this time around we had access to my parents’ dress up collection to rummage through. I ended up with part of my dad’s old air force uniform. Chris put on a lot of fake fur and jewelry and called himself a p.i.m.p. and our little Native American is actually wearing a belt around her head. :)
A lot of of our friends will see the invitation virtually, but we are also printing out several to hand out to new neighbors that we haven’t connected with online yet–and really, that’s almost more fun anyway. Anyone else throwing a halloween party this year? You can check out our first invitations (and the outtakes) here and our second invites right here.