Make Killer Halloween Invitations the Easy Way

Make Killer Halloween Invitations the Easy Way
October 20, 2017 Sheree Whiteley

Good news, Halloween party and event planners—PicMonkey’s Halloween templates are here to help you can create a spookylicious invite faster than you can say “Double, double, toil and trouble.” And you should, because receiving a plain old email or text message is kind of like getting a toothbrush while you’re out trick-or-treating: disappointing, and totally unfestive.

Don’t be the person who gives out toothbrushes. Our Halloween templates are ready-made and waiting for you, so you can get the word out about your get-together in style. Take them as-is or customize away; all of our templates work with our editing tools, so you can change everything from fonts to colors to graphics wicked fast.

How to make Halloween invitations:

  1. Hover over Design on the PicMonkey homepage and click Templates.
  2. Type “Halloween” into the template search bar and find a template you adore, then click Customize to open it in the Editor.
  3. Customize away by swappin’ out colors, adding photos and graphics, changing fonts, etc.
  4. Export your masterpiece to your computer and add it to Hub, in case you want to make changes later.

Now that you’ve got the skinny, let’s take a closer look at how to make Halloween party invitations by customizing our templates, using a few of our favs.

Change the font

PicMonkey's masquerade cat Halloween invitation template can easily be customized.

Try our Masquerade Cat template.

One easy-peasy way to change the vibe of a Halloween party invitation template is to swap out the font. You’ll find seasonal fonts that range from spooky to sweet-as-Halloween-candy in the Text tab. To change up your font, highlight the text, then click the font (or fonts) you want to try out.

Pro tip: You can also snazzify your words even more with the controls on the Text palette, which is where you’ll find text effects like drop shadow and curved text.

Choose a new background color

PicMonkey's Shark vs Avocado funny Halloween Invitation template.

Try our Shark vs Avocado template.

To make a big change with minimal effort, swap out the background color on your template. To change the background color, head to Canvas Color in Basic Edits and use the color picker to choose a new hue, or type in the hex code for a color you already know you adore.

Pro tip: Sometimes a template’s background is made up a solid color, or both an graphic and solid background color, as seen here in our Shark vs Avocado template. To see what’s up with your chosen template’s background, use the Layers palette. It’ll display all of your image elements in a handy list.

Go nuts with graphics

PicMonkey's Tricks and Treats Halloween invitation template.

Try our Tricks and Treats template.

We have a gazillion (okay, maybe not that many. But how many is a “gazillion”, anyway?) spookilicous graphics that you can use to deck out your Halloween party invitations. You’ll find a number of them on our templates, and you can easily add even more—or swap them out. Peruse the selection in the Graphics tab, and head to Themes to find all kinds of Halloween-y graphics, from totes adorbs pumpkins and ghouls to cobwebs and black cats.

Pro tip: To add more graphics with minimal effort, right-click and choose Duplicate graphic.

Bring in your own photos

PicMonkey's Cheers for Boos Halloween invitation template.

Try our Cheers for Boos template.

To swap a photo on a template with one of your own, right-click and choose one of the Replace from… options. You can open photos saved to Hub, your computer, OneDrive, Dropbox, or Flickr. Click your pic, and it’ll automatically open at the perfect size. This works for photos that serve as template backgrounds and smaller pics, too.

Pro tip: All hail the Alt/Option key! This baby is key (haha) when you swap in your own image on a template, since images open on templates as graphics. Hold it to change which part of your pic displays, plus crop and enlarge sans stretching. Get the deets in our graphics video tutorial.

Match colors with the eyedropper

PIcMonkey's Masquerade Glasses Halloween invitation template.

Try our Masquerade Glasses template.

The eyedropper tool takes the guesswork out of color matching—no more looking up hex values or crossing your fingers and hoping that those reds actually match. This wonder tool lets you match the color of text and graphics to any other color in your image in just a couple clicks. Click the graphic or highlight the text you wanna change and click the color bar or eyedropper icon. Then click the area of your image that has the color you want—boom! Color matching complete.

Printing Halloween party invitations


Wanna turn your beauteous halloween invitations tactile? Before you send your design out for printing or fire up that inkjet in your den, get the lowdown on everything from how pixels affect print size to monitor calibration in our photo printing article. You can also make sure your dimensions are on point with our handy pixels/inches conversion chart and resize tool, and print your invitations on high-quality flat cards in the PicMonkey Print Shop.

Beyond Halloween invitations

Complete customizability means that our party invitation templates can be changed up however you want—in fact, they don’t even have to be party invitations at all. Here are a few ideas on how to shapeshift these invites into other Halloween ephemera:

  • Make menu cards. You guests are probably gonna want to know what they’re ingesting—especially the vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free peeps. Display buffet info in a fun way by transforming our Halloween party invitation templates into menu cards.
  • Dress up goodie bags. Pick a template and sub out party info for a cute Halloween message, or goody bag recipient’s name. Print, grab some paper lunch sacks and a glue stick, and your festive bags are ready to be filled with treats.
  • Boo others. If your coworkers or neighbors are into the You’ve Been Booed treat-trading tradition, our templates can be used as adorable party pack additions, or signs to let others know you’ve already been hit. (Want more ready-made stuff? We’ve also got some neato printables for all you boo-ers).
  • Jazz up your doors. Make your party theme match your invitations by turning these invitation templates into signage. Quickly give guests need-to-know info—like where to find the bathroom, whether or not to knock on the front door, or where the grub is—by hanging a few well-designed signs on your walls and/or doors.


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Sheree Whiteley
Sheree is a PicMonkey copywriter, lover of laughs, and 21st century bon vivant. When she’s not quilling clever articles, you might find her grilling a veggie medley, checking out a local band, or trying a new Seattle hot spot.