What to write in a Halloween card

What to write in a Halloween card

Looking for Halloween card ideas? Whether your loved one has their birthday on the scariest night of the year or you simply want to get your friends and family into the spooky spirit of things, we’ve got you covered.

From happy Halloween birthday messages to iconic scary film quotes, we’ve compiled a list of our best ideas to inspire your Halloween wishes this year. With hilarious Halloween puns, hair-raising horror quotes and famous Halloween quotes, you’ll find the perfect happy Halloween messages for every card.

Happy Halloween phrases

There’s nothing wrong with keeping your message simple. If you’re looking for generic happy Halloween wishes to write in someone’s Halloween card, here’s a great selection of options to choose from:

  • Happy Halloween! Hope your day is fang-tastic.
  • Happy Halloween! Have a hauntingly good day.
  • Wishing you a frightfully good Halloween this year.
  • Happy Halloween! Hope your night is full of frights and delights.
  • Happy haunting, have a spook-tacular evening!
  • Happy Halloween! Hope it’s filled with pumpkin spice and all things nice.

Quotes about Halloween

Alternatively, a famous quote about Halloween is a great option for the centre of your card. We’ve included quotes from famous folk and iconic works of literature perfect for Halloween cards or party invitations.

  • “Every day is Halloween isn’t it? For some of us.” — Tim Burton
  • “On Halloween you get to become anything that you want to be.” — Ava Dellaira
  • “Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” — William Shakespeare, The Tempest
  • “Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble.” – William Shakespeare, MacBeth
  • “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
  • “There is something haunting in the light of the moon.” – Joseph Conrad
  • “She preferred cats to human beings and turned down every offer from the men who fell in love with her.” — Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic
  • “I think that all women are witches, in the sense that a witch is a magical being.” –Yoko Ono
  • “It is important to remember that we all have magic inside us.” – J.K. Rowling

Halloween film quotes

While not strictly for Halloween only, horror films are a spooky season staple and are therefore perfect for including in your Halloween wishes. There are plenty of iconic horror film quotes you can choose from, whether you want to send a shiver up their spine or leave them laughing:

  • “Be afraid… Be very afraid.” – The Fly
  • “It’s Halloween; everyone’s entitled to one good scare.” – Halloween
  • “Being normal is vastly overrated.” – Halloweentown
  • “I’m the ghost with the most, babe.” – Beetlejuice
  • “That’s right; I am the pumpkin king!” – The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • “Tasty, tasty, beautiful fear!” – IT
  • “It’s all just a bunch of hocus pocus!” — Hocus Pocus
  • “Relax, it’s only magic.” – The Craft
  • “We all go a little mad sometimes.” – Psycho
  • “When there’s no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the Earth.” – Dawn of the Dead
  • “I’m a mouse, duh!” – Mean Girls

Happy Halloween funny puns

Or perhaps you’re looking for some funny Halloween puns? A silly play on words is always a great option to include in your card or Halloween party invitations. Here’s a selection of witty wordplays to pick from:

  • Happy Halloween; let’s get sheet-faced!
  • Creepin’ it real this Halloween.
  • If you’ve got it, haunt it.
  • Let’s eat, drink and be scary!
  • This party will be pumpkin to talk about!
  • I’m/you’re the ghostess with the most-est.
  • There’ll be plenty of food and boos.
  • Happy Halloween! Let’s BOOgie!

Happy Halloween birthday messages

Maybe you have a friend or family member who celebrates their special day on Halloween? Well, we’ve got the perfect happy Halloween birthday messages for them too:

  • Happy birthday, pumpkin! Hope you’ll spend it smiling like a jack-o-lantern.”
  • Happy birthday, boo-tiful
  • Wishing you a bewitching birthday!
  • X years old… now that’s scary!
  • Wishing you a spook-tacular birthday this year!
  • Happy Halloween birthday! Hope the number of candles on your cake doesn’t give you a scare.
  • Happy birthday! Hope your day is full of treats and no tricks.
  • Happy Halloween birthday to the most magical man/woman I know.
  • Hope your birthday is spellbinding.
  • X years old! The most terrifying thing about today is your age!
  • Happy Halloween birthday! Don’t overdo it on the witch’s brew.

Hopefully we’ve given you plenty of Halloween card ideas to choose from this spooky season. Once you’ve picked your puns and selection from our happy Halloween quotes, check out our range of spooky Halloween cards to find the perfect option for every friend and family member.

To throw the best Halloween bash this year, make sure to cast your eyes over our guide to the best spooky adult Halloween costume ideas and tips on how to host a Halloween party on a budget. Or, for more inspiration, head over to the thortful blog.