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Are you celebrating Halloween virtually this spooky season? With trick-or-treating and large gatherings still out of the question for some, many of us are on the hunt for safe and virtual Halloween party ideas that are fun for the whole family.
Whether you’re planning to host a Halloween Zoom, Hangouts, or Microsoft Teams virtual party, virtual Halloween dress-up competition, or Halloween sale virtual event, you’ll need to send out invitations. In the spirit of doing things differently this year, put on your creative witches hat and make a video invitation. They’re easy to create, eye-catching, and are sure to inspire RSVPs.
Read on to explore how to create an online Halloween video invitation and some of our favorite Halloween party ideas with Clipchamp’s free online video editor.
Virtual Halloween party ideas for 2021
If you’re looking for Halloween party ideas you can host virtually, check out our top 4 spooky virtual events that require a video invitation.
1. Halloween virtual events
Send a Halloween video invitation to your loved ones this spooky season to invite them to your virtual event. If you can’t be with them in person, meet on Zoom, Hangouts, or Microsoft Teams instead. Show everyone your Halloween costume, Halloween or Fall house decor, and share funny Halloween videos and memories. Who’s to say you can’t be in the spirit virtually?
2. Halloween costume contest
With Zoom, Hangouts, and Microsoft Teams being the popular choice this Halloween, invite your friends and family to join your virtual Halloween costume contest. Don’t forget about your pets too! All participants can vote for the best group, funniest, cutest pet, or scariest costume. Online Halloween prizes can even be won virtually as well.
3. Virtual Halloween sale
If you’re a business owner, invite your customers to an exclusive virtual Halloween sale with a Halloween video invitation. The Halloween sale options are endless. Promote selected seasonal items that are on sale, a Halloween online store discount, or even a free Halloween gift with an online purchase.
4. Halloween memes competition
Halloween is traditionally known for its bonfires and costumes to ward off ghosts. But every year costumes seem to get funnier and funnier. Generate endless laughter and bring your family together this Halloween through a virtual Halloween memes competition. Dig up the funniest photos and videos of past Halloween events and create a funny meme with Clipchamp’s free online video meme generator. Invite your friends and family to an online video call and vote for the funniest Halloween memes. The winner might even score an extra chocolate bar.
How to create a Halloween video invitation
Now that you’ve got some fun Halloween party ideas, let’s create your Halloween video invitation to send to virtual guests with Clipchamp’s online video editor.
Step 1. Log in to your Clipchamp account
Log in to your Clipchamp account or sign up for free to start creating your Halloween video invitation. The editor homepage will automatically open once you have logged in.
Step 2. Create a new Halloween video
Once you have logged into your Clipchamp account, click on the purple + Create a video button at the top right corner of your screen. You can also click on our Halloween templates folder to get started. The editor will automatically open.
Step 3. Rename your Halloween video invitation and change the aspect ratio
Click on Untitled video to rename your new video. If you would like to change the aspect ratio from 16:9, click on the 16:9 aspect ratio button on the right side of your screen. Select from 16:9, 9:16, 1:1, 4:5, 2:3, and 21:5. We recommend using widescreen 16:9, portrait 9:16, or square 1:1 aspect ratio.
Step 4. Select Halloween stock videos
Click on the Stock video tab on the left toolbar. Scroll down to our Happy Halloween folder and click the see more arrow. You can also search our stock video library with a specific keyword. Once you have found your desired Halloween stock footage, click on the + button to add the stock to your timeline. Your stock videos will appear in your My media tab.
Step 5. Trim Halloween video stock footage
Trim your Halloween video stock footage using the split tool or dragging the green sidebars left and right. Click on the Delete trash can button to delete any unwanted footage. If there are any black gaps between your videos on the timeline, drag and drop the videos so they are side-by-side.
Step 6. Add Halloween text to make your video an invite
It’s now time to add the all-important details to your Halloween video invite with some text. To add some spooky text, click on the Text tab on the left toolbar. We recommend using our Halloween-themed titles Smoke and Glitch. Click on the + button to add the text to your timeline. Freely move your text around the timeline, and change its duration by dragging the green sidebars left and right. Click on the text to change its text color, background color, position, size, and font.
Make sure to add your Zoom details, a specific time, and any special requests (dress-up required).
Step 7. Add Halloween background music
It’s time to add some Halloween sound effects. Click on the Music & SFX tab on the left toolbar. Search our stock audio library with a specific keyword. Once you have found your desired Halloween background music, click on the + button to add the audio track to your timeline. Your stock videos will appear in your My media tab. Trim the audio track to the same length as your video footage.
Step 8. Add spooky transitions
Pumpkin spice up your Halloween video invitation with some spooky transitions. Click on the Filters & Transitions tab on the left toolbar. Drag and drop your chosen transition in between video clips on your timeline. The transition will snap into place.
Step 9. Add Halloween themed stickers
Make your Halloween video invitation even spookier with some scary stickers. Click on the Graphics tab on the left toolbar, then click See more stickers. Search a keyword like Halloween. Click on the + button to add the sticker to your timeline. Freely move your sticker around the video preview, change the size, and opacity.
Step 10. Save your Halloween video invitation
Finally, save your Halloween video invitation. Click on the purple Export button at the top right corner of the editor. Select a video resolution. You can choose from 480p, 720p, and 1080p. We recommend saving in 720p for easy sending. You can also save your Halloween video invite as a GIF if you would like to embed it.
Share your video directly with friends and family using Clipchamp’s easy sharing integrations like Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Pinterest, and YouTube.
Check out the final Halloween video invite!
Happy video editing
Whether you’re promoting a Halloween sale, virtual events, or virtual Halloween party, easily create a Halloween video invite your guests will love with Clipchamp’s online video editor.