Here is the invitation that was (still is) being delivered to guests for our upcoming Harry Potter party. Invite is printed on parchment paper and inserted in parchment envelopes - both of which were purchased at Staples. The envelopes were then tied up with twine and a wax seal was added to the back of the envelope by simply burning a candle. I will try to get a picture to post later today.
These invites are long (3 pages) so I realize they may not appeal to everyone, especially those wanting a simple invite. We wanted an invite that helped create a story for our party, that made our guests feel like they were part of something big from the beginning.
The font for those that are interested is Popsies.
To All Wizards of South Orange County,
By now you must be aware that Voldemort is back and rallying his followers in an attempt to destroy all that is right and good in the world. We cannot let this happen! We are calling on all magical beings throughout the world to unite in fighting against the Dark Lord and his Death Eaters. We will need every wizard we can get to defeat him and so we ask you to join us.
Thousands of wizards have fought bravely for the cause, and too many have lost their lives in the process. Times are desperate and we must all be willing to sacrifice our very lives to save the world as we know it. We have chosen to rally all of our forces to one spot in an attempt to finish off Voldemort and his evil cohorts.
Severus Snape, the evil usurper of Professor Dumbledore’s position as Headmaster of Hogwarts will be leaving the school to meet with the Dark Lord to finalize their plans of destruction. We will use Snape’s absence to our advantage by establishing a portkey in your area to transport you to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where the greatest wizard of all, Albus Dumbledore, taught so many of us why and how to fight against dark magic.
We recognize that many of you are more familiar with the modern traditions of your own American wizardry, and may not completely understand the wizarding heritage of this part of the world. This gathering will allow you to join us at Hogwarts for some fun and frivolity as you become familiar with the rich
traditions of the school but will also allow you to see first-hand what has been happening here as we prepare for war.
If, after spending some time at Hogwarts, you do not feel inclined to unite with us in this great battle, we understand. There will be a portkey prepared to take you home. However, be warned that you will only be safe for a time if we are not successful in our efforts to defeat the Dark Lord.
Please join us Saturday, July 9th at Number xxxx xxxxxxxxxx in the muggle city of xxxxxxxxxxxxx. A portkey will be in effect from 7pm in the evening on and you will be transported to Hogwarts when you touch the front door handle.
In order for us to ensure that the portkey is prepared to handle the number of wizards that will be joining us, kindly log on to a muggle computer at www.facebook.com/xxxxxxxxxxx and indicate your intentions on the wall by posting one of the following code words…
planning to attend - code word: fidelis
unable to attend - code word: irritus
It is of the utmost importance that you use the code word only. No other correspondence should be used on the wall. If you do not have access to facebook please text your name and code word to xxx-xxx-xxx.
You should only use the above number if you do not have facebook.
Once informed of your acceptance to join us we will send you more info via facebook (or other means if necessary) We apologize for having to share information with you in this way but we have been forced to use this crude muggle form of communication because Death Eaters are monitoring the floo network and owls are being intercepted regularly.
We look forward to meeting each of you and are confident that after spending some time at our beloved school you will be inspired to help us stamp out the darkness that threatens to take over our world.