Tuesday, March 10, 2009

2008 – Treasure Island Pirate Invitations

How do you invite a bunch of pirates to a party? With a message in a bottle, of course! Last summer, I ordered a kit that contained parchment paper, ribbon, sand, tiny shells, swords, and of course, plastic bottles with cork stoppers. We printed out labels and sent them “afloat” through the USPS around October 1st. I think they were perfect to set the tone for our party.

The text on the scrolls read:
Get Shipwrecked
Treasure Island

at the DeBree’s 5th Annual Halloween Bash!

Ahoy, Mateys!

Put on your best (or worst) pirate garb, and sail over to our haunted island on Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 7:00pm for food, fun, and buried treasure. Follow the enclosed map to find our island – “X” marks the spot!

Pirates only – all others will be captured and forced to walk the plank! Ship assignments will begin at 8:00pm, the treasure hunt starts immediately after. Beware the spirits and monsters…

Follow the Pirate’s Code of Honor – call (number) or email (email) to either reserve your spot on a ship, or to admit that you’re too scared of Jolly Ol’ Roger to go after the booty for yourself. If we don’t hear from you, you’ll be hearing from Blackbeard’s Ghost…

Costumes will be provided for those who “forget” them, as well as a hearty dinner and drinks to ward off that nasty scurvy!

Scare you there…if you dare!

Guests under 21 will be consigned to Davy Jones’ Locker.
We included a map on the back to our house, printed over a Caribbean map. Fun to make, fun to send, and everyone seemed to get a kick out of them!

1 comment:

  1. Those bottles are so cute!! Those would work for a pirate birthday party too. I did a pirate theme for my son's 4th birthday (He is 6 now) and those would have been the cutest!