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Kick off your party plans with ghostly "invisible" invitations. They are easy to make, and your guests will love decoding the secret message. All you need to make the invitations are sheets of white paper, scissors, a pen and a slim white birthday candle. Have your kids cut the paper into ghost shapes. (It helps if you first cut out a cardboard template they can trace and follow.) Then use the end of the candle to write out the party details-who, what, where and when. At the bottom of the invitations, use the pen and write, "To see the secret message, brush food coloring over this card." Put a ghost and a small paintbrush into each envelope and mail them out.



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