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  • Simple Angel Wings – Easy To Make from Crepe Paper These easy-to-make Angel Wings are great for school plays, Halloween costumes, even dress-up. They could also be used as butterfly wings, fairy wings, bug wings. Receive more awesome vintage goodness in your in-box, subscribe to our free newsletter HERE. Material Verybest Crepe, 1 fold No. 100 White; 1 pc. No. 7 Flower Wire; paste; 1 pc. 1/2″ white Gift tyying Ribbon. Wrap two 18″ ...
  • How to Make Feather-Like Angel Wings Making Feather Wings Feather wings, such as Cupid wings and angel wings, are made on a founda­tion of wire bent in the correct shape, or if they are quite large, the foundation is made of cardboard reinforced with wire. When cardboard is used, cut inthe desired shape and then cut out the center, leaving a narrow ...
  • 1935 Halloween Parties Magazine from Dennison About this magazine: When Dennison stopped making it’s famous “Bogie Books”, it started it’s Hallowe’en Parties Magazine.  Similar to the Bogie Books, it contains all sorts of  ideas for Halloween – decorations, games, invitations…etc. Own your own Digital Edition of this Vintage Hallowe’en Magazine  .PDF file – instant download. Table of Contents: A Hocus-Pocus Party  – 4 The Black Cat Rupus ...
  • Devil May Care Dance for Halloween   From decoration ideas for creating “Satan’s Lair” to a very creepy walk on “Satan’s Trail” – this “Devil May Care” Dance will definitely be scary! Enjoy this Vintage Hallowe’en Idea… Adopt a “Devil May Care” attitude about your Hallowe’en Dance! For all you know, he may. Judging from the appear­ance of the hall, he does! Right from ...
  • Halloween Party Ideas from the 1920’s Hallowe’en is a splendid time for giving a party. In ancient times huge bonfires were built on the top of hills to proclaim that mystic and sacred rites were being performed by which to ward off evil spirits that were supposed to be on mischief bent on this day. So why not have an outdoor ...
  • Make a Gourd Jack o’ Lantern for Halloween   This is from the 1950’s… Traditional jack-o-lanterns made from hollowed pumpkins lack the durability and portability so much desired by Halloween pranksters.  A good substitute that fills all the practical requirements can be made from a large gourd of the necked variety. The gourd selected should be properly dried and coated with shellac or orange-colored enamel.  Cut ...
  • Children’s Halloween Costumes from the 1920’s Here’s some vintage inspiration for your little one’s Halloween Costume: “Merry Revellers “Here’s a gay bevy of Carnival Folk – Oranges and Lemons in tarlatan skirts and black gold-laced bodice – the White Rabbit of Alice in Wonderland fame, in a home-made brushed wool or animal plush costume. The Butterfly wears a little pleated under-dress of sulphur ...
  • Vintage Halloween Pin Up Pic I love this vintage Halloween pic! How about you? Some awesome readers let me know that this is Betty Grable 🙂 You can order your own print of this Hallowe’en Pin-Up on Amazon HERE.
  • Halloween Party Decorating Ideas from 1919 For the decoration of the table a Japanese umbrella is used as a foundation for the hanging centerpiece. The funny-faced lanterns are glass fish globes, and tiny red or blue light bulbs could be dropped into them. The place-card people have fortunes fastened to their backs. Tweet about these 1919 Halloween Decorations [Tweet “Check out these spooktacular ...
  • Spooky Graveyard Halloween Postcard Source: google.com via Debra on Pinterest
  • Video of the 1935 Hallowe’en Parties Magazine Get your own Digital Edition of the 1935 Hallowe’en Parties Magazine .PDF file – instant download
  • Halloween Tambourines – Collectibles Halloween Tambourines are popular noisemaker type collectibles.I personally like that they aren’t quite as loud/annoying as your standard noisemakers. Most of the vintage ones I’ve seen are made of metal. Check out some neat vintage Halloween Tambourines to the right.
  • Can You ID This Skeleton? I received an e-mail from a researcher the other day and he could use your help. Here is his e-mail: I am wondering if you can help solve an old mystery.  Do you recognize this old paper Halloween skeleton: It appeared inside a Halloween card in 1970, so the skeleton is probably only 3 or 4 inches in ...
  • Putting Together The Witch's Cat This is a cute twist on Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Making a black cat may be the next stunt/game for your Halloween Party. A large black cardboard cat is cut into as many pieces as there are players. Each child is given a piece and one by one, as they are blindfolded, they try to pin ...
  • Halloween Magic Stunt Image by Getty Images via @daylife Halloween Magic is a stunt that small boys particularly will enjoy to the fullest. Several persons are sent from the room and are brought in again blindfolded. Two plates are placed on a table directly in front of the victims.  One is empty and the other covered with soot. The witch tells ...
  • Ducking for Apples Here is a different twist on the classic Halloween Game “Dunking for Apples”. This does not involve any water. If you are so unfortunate as to lack a wash tub, use a chair, or better still a stool. A stemless apple should be placed in the center and a boy and a girl, each with hands tied tightly ...
  • Halloween Pumpkin Exchange Game For older children, Pumpkin Exchange is a good starter, because it gives the guests a chance to mingle with one another. Seven orange colored cardboard pumpkins are required for each guest. You may purchase them already printed, or, if you prefer, you may cut them out yourself. One letter P-U-M-P-K-I-N should be printed on each pumpkin. The ...
  • Decorated Crepe Costume Decorated Crepe Paper Costume Materials Needed (adult size) 1 Fold No. 362 Decorated Crepe 1 Fold No. 21 Heliotrope Crepe Paper 1 Fold No. 22 Violet Crepe Paper 1 Fold No. 23 Purple Crepe Paper 1 Fold No. 11 White Crepe Paper This easy costume can be made for virtually any theme. A plain foundation is made. Extra pieces are fastened on each ...
  • Easy Imp Costume To Make If you have not asked your guests to come in Hallowe’en costume, start off your party by presenting each guest with some sort of simple costume and cap. You can slap them together in no time if you use some of the designs of crepe paper printed in Hallowe’en patterns. They will add so much ...
  • Pansy Costume Pansy Crepe Paper Costume Materials Needed (6 year old size) 1 Fold No. 23 Purple Crepe Paper 1 Fold No. 61 Light Amber Crepe Paper 1 Fold No. 22 Violet Crepe Paper Two enlarged flowers are made and fastened, front and back, to a slip-over foundation. The flowers themselves may be reinforced with wire of two thicknesses or the paper ...
  • Skeleton Hand Invitation to Make How To Make the Skeleton Hand Halloween Invitation The Skeleton Hand Invitations are easy to make.  Lay your hand down on a sheet of writing paper so that the wrist comes diagonally across the fold at the lower left-hand corner.  Spread out your fingers and trace around them.  Cut out, following the pencil ...
  • Bird Costume Bird Crepe Paper Costume Materials Needed (8 year old size) 3 Folds Crepe Paper color selected for body 1 Fold Crepe Paper color selected for breast 2 Pieces No. 15 Wire 1 Piece N0.3 Gummed Tape The foundation for this costume is cut longer in the back than in the front and shaped to represent the tail. Reinforce the edges with wire. ...
  • Halloween Owl Clip-Art Looking for more Halloween Clip-Art? Check out this Retro Halloween Clip-Art.
  • Daisy Costume Daisy Crepe Paper Costume Materials Needed (14 year old size): 4 Folds No. 46 Leaf Green Crepe Paper 1 Fold No.11 White Crepe Paper 1 Fold No. 63 Dark Amber Crepe Paper 1 No. 163 Yellow Festoon 1 Doz. No. 10 Wire Cut green crepe into a fine fringe across the grain of the crepe and sew six or eight thicknesses to ...
  • Classroom Halloween Party Clip-Art Looking for more Halloween Clip-Art? Check out this Retro Halloween Clip-Art.
  • Apple Tree Costume Apple Tree Crepe Paper Costume Materials Needed (14 year old size): 3 Folds No. 41 Apple Green Crepe Paper 3 Folds No. 71 Light Brown Crepe Paper 1 Fold No. 952 Decorated Crepe Paper 2 Hanks 1/18 inch Rope G 6 A straight strip of cloth, to which shoulder straps are attached, is used for the foundation of the waist. It ...
  • Carnation Costume Carnation Crepe Paper Costume Materials Needed (14 year old size): 6 Folds No. 31 Light Blush Pink Crepe Paper 5 Folds No. 32 Medium Blush Pink Crepe Paper 5 Folds No. 33 Dark Blush Pink Crepe Paper 2 Folds No. 35 Cerise Crepe Paper 1 Fold No. 45 Moss Green Crepe Paper 1 1/2 Doz. No. 10 Wire, 1/2Doz. No. 15 Wire The ...
  • 1920's Film Stars in Costume Merna Kennedy and Glenn Tryon – both Universal players, step out in crepe paper costumes to show the world that one can look like a million in a one dollar rig. Miss Kennedy’s dress is made of canary, orange and French blue crepe paper with pasted on silver stars. Glenn Tryon wears a cape of orange and ...
  • Lily Costume Lily Crepe Paper Costume Materials Needed: (14 yr. old size) 3 Folds No. 11 White Crepe Paper 1 Fold No. 41 Apple Green Crepe Paper 1 Fold No. 46 Leaf Green Crepe Paper 1/2 Doz. No.7 Wire 1/2 Doz. No. 10 Wire Make a fringe of light green crepe, about 10 inches deep, cutting the paper with the grain and sew four ...
  • Flying Witch & Crow Clip-Art Looking for more Halloween Clip-Art? Check out this Retro Halloween Clip-Art.
  • Court Jester Costume Court Jester Crepe Paper Costume Materials Needed (adult size) 2 Folds No. 83 Ruby Crepe Paper 1 Fold Crepe Paper each: Nos. 81 Red, 65 Orange, 64 Light Orange, 63 Dark Amber, 61 Light Amber This is another slip-over costume. The foundation extends from neck to waist, front and back. Fringe is fastened to the bottom and above it are ...
  • Butterfly Themed Costume Butterfly Themed Crepe Paper Costume Materials Needed (adult sized): 3 Folds No. 51 1/2 Azure Blue Crepe Paper 3 Pieces No. 100 Butterfly Border To a straight foundation are added extra pieces about 12 inches wide from the waist down. These pieces are covered with rows of ruffles and gathered tightly at the top. A panel of crinkled crepe ...
  • Ruffled Costume Ruffled Crepe Paper Costume Materials Needed 18 The foundation is made with extra pieces at the sides as described above. The entire skirt is then covered with rows of ruffles. The extra pieces are then gathered and sewed in place at the waist line. Strips of plain color are arranged over the whole as pictured. Before making the Ruffled Costume you may ...
  • Valentine Themed Costume Valentine Themed Crepe Paper Costume Materials Needed 16 Four thicknesses of fringe, cut across the grain of the crepe are sewed to a slip­ over foundation at the waist. Four strips of Decorated Border, cut in points at top and bottom, are fastened at the shoulder sand hang straight down, front and back. The headdress is a band of cardboard ...
  • Flower Themed Costume Flower Themed Crepe Paper Costume Materials Needed #15 A very simple slip-over costume made as described on the “how to make a slip-over costume” page, becomes very smart by the addition of natural size flowers and large bows. Before making the Flower Themed Costume you may want to read the Basic Instructions for Making Crepe Paper Costumes and How ...
  • Female Pirate Costume Female Pirate Crepe Paper Costume Materials Needed (adult size) 6 Fold~ No. 12 Black Crepe Paper 2 Folds No. B W 3 Decorated Crepe Paper I Sheet No. 12 Mat Stock 1 Spool No. 1 Wire The skirt is very full. The best effect can be gained by using two or three ruffled skirts, one above the other. The bodice and ...
  • About Crepe Paper Costumes Crepe paper is the most satisfactory material to use for making all kinds of fancy dress costumes. The variety of beautiful shades in which Crepe Paper is made, its strength and fine texture give it many advantages over cloth materials. Many very spectacular effects can be obtained that could be gained in no other way ...
  • Sweet Pea Costume Sweet Pea Crepe Paper Costume Materials Needed (6 year old size): 2 Folds No. 45 Moss Green Crepe.Paper 1 Fold Crepe Paper selected for flowers 1 Spool No.2 Wire The foundation of this costume may be either fringe as pictured or rows of narrow ruffles. Sprays of natural size flowers and an enlarged one for the hat complete it.  You ...
  • Peasant Costume Peasant Crepe Paper Costume Materials Needed The peasant costumes of most nations are very similar in design and may be readily adapted to a slip-over. The sleeves are straight ruffles put in as shown in illustration No.3 on the “How to Make Slip-Over Costumes” page and are caught together at the bottom. The vari-colored stripes are cut ...
  • Rose Costume (Slip-Over) Rose Crepe Paper Costume (Slip-Over) Materials Needed # 13 The foundation of this costume differs a bit from a regular slip-over. It is a straight band and the rose petals are sewed in place along one edge. Shoulder straps are sewed in place at the top. The hat is made of double rose petals without any foundation. The petals are ...
  • Miss Springtime Costume Miss Springtime Crepe Paper Costume Materials Needed #40 This is a simple frock of delicate pink crepe paper. The skirt is scalloped at the bottom and trimmed with a heavy border of pink blossoms cut from Deco­rated Crepe and pasted in place. Heavy wires wrapped with pink crepe paper bent in shape and covered with the blossoms are ...
  • Halloween Themed Costume Halloween Crepe Paper Costume Materials Needed (adult size): 1 Fold No. 309 Decorated Crepe Paper 1 Fold No. 65 Orange Crepe Paper 1 Piece No. 78 Wire 5 No. H 104 Cat Head Cut-outs 1 Piece No.4 Gummed Tape This is a very simple costume and one that may be assembled in a very few minutes. It is just a straight strip ...
  • More Vintage Halloween Costume Ideas For even more Halloween Costume Ideas, check out our new site…. CrepePaperCrafts.com Here are a few of the vintage costume ideas available at CrepePaperCrafts.com: Chrysanthemum Costume Daffodil Costume Duck Costume Hollyhock Costume How to Make Crepe Paper Costumes How to Make Crepe Paper Petals for Costumes How to Make Slip-Over Costumes of Crepe Paper How to Make Wings How to Wire Crepe Paper Petals and Leaves ...
  • Duck Costume Duck Crepe Paper Costume materials needed:  (5 yr.size) 3 Folds No. 11 White Crepe Paper 1 Doz. No. 78 Wire 1 Sheet No.3 Mat Stock The Duck crepe paper costume is made over a simple waist that slips on over the head. The tail is made first and sewed to the back of the waist. It is made on a ...
  • How to Make Wings Many kinds of wings are used with crepe paper costumes. Making Feather Wings Feather wings, such as Cupid wings and angel wings, are made on a founda­tion of wire bent in the correct shape, or if they are quite large, the foundation is made of cardboard reinforced with wire. When cardboard is used, cut inthe desired shape ...
  • Making Crepe Paper Hats The foundations for many different kinds of crepe paper hats are close fitting caps. Use a piece of crepe paper from 5 to 10 inches wide and long enough to reach around the head. Paste the two short ends together. Gather the top and fasten tightly with spool wire, leaving sufficient length to make the ...
  • Hollyhock Costume Hollyhock Crepe Paper Costume materials needed (16 year old size): 2 Folds No. 46 Leaf Green Crepe Paper 1 Fold No. 41 Apple Green Crepe Paper 1 Fold No. 364 Decorated Crepe Paper 1 Sheet No. 13 Mat Stock The foundation is a plain long waist to which is attached a skirt of fringe. Panels of double crepe fluted on the edges ...
  • Wisteria Costume Wisteria Crepe Paper Costume materials needed (adult size): 3 Folds No. 22 Violet Crepe Paper 3 Folds No. 23 Purple Crepe Paper 1 Fold No. 45 Moss Green Crepe Paper 1 Fold No. 71 Tan Crepe Paper The shape of the natural flower is obtained by cutting the foundation in a deep point on one side and covering with twisted petals. ...
  • Daffodil Costume Daffodil Crepe Paper Costume materials needed (16 year old size): 3 Folds No. 61 Light Amber Crepe Paper 3 Folds No. 63 Dark Amber Crepe Paper 2 Folds No. 45 Moss Green Crepe Paper 1 Doz. No. 10 Wire 1/2 Doz. No. 7 Wire 1 Sheet No. 13 Mat Stock The skirt is a plain one slightly gathered at the waist. The bottom ...
  • How to Make Crepe Paper Petals for Costumes Cutting Strips of Petals from Crepe Paper Slip the paper from the packet, mark and cut off the required width. Unfold the strip, stretch slightly, then starting with the two ends together refold until there are eight thick­nesses. Make straight cuts down the required distance apart and round off the sections as necessary. Be sure to ...
  • How to Wire Crepe Paper Petals and Leaves for Costumes How to Wire Crepe Paper Petals and Leaves Use straight wires, not spool wire, unless the petals are very small. Cut the wires a little longer than the petals to which they are to be attached. Hold about six wires by one end, keeping them out in a flat row rather than in a tight bunch. ...
  • How To Wrap Wires with Crepe for Costumes How to Wrap Wires with Crepe Paper The crepe paper for wrapping wires should be cut through the entire thickness of the fold and doubled through the center lengthwise. This may be done by folding the entire strip before starting to wind the paper around the wire or by folding and winding at the same time. ...
  • Chrysanthemum Costume materials needed (16 year old size): 4 Folds Crepe Paper color selected 2 Folds No. 45 Moss Green Crepe Paper 1/2 Doz. No.7 Wire 1 Spool No. 2 Wire Before making any Crepe Paper Costumes you may want to read the Basic Instructions for Making Crepe Paper Costumes. The skirt is made of rows of pointed petals sewed to a muslin ...
  • How to Make Crepe Paper Costumes There are two ways of making crepe paper costumes; the dress made over a cloth foundation, to which the paper is sewed or pasted, and the “slip-over” model that is made apron style and worn over the regular frock. Complete instructions for making “slip-over costumes” can be found by clicking here. A muslin slip that fits ...
  • How to Make Slip-Over Costumes of Crepe Paper A Slip-Over Costume is what its name implies and is worn over any simple frock. It does not require a muslin foundation; all that is needed for the founda­tion is a straight strip of crepe paper, long enough to reach from the neck, front and back, to the waist line or below. It may be ...
  • 1930 Dennison Halloween Parties Magazine I scanned the Dennison Halloween Parties Magazine from 1930 and made a quick video of it. As of 9/12/10, I have put this particular Vintage Halloween magazine up for sale on eBay. // CLICK HERE to view the 1930 Dennison Halloween Parties magazine that I have up for auction! Enjoy the video:
  • Dennison Pirate Decorations from 1929 A pirate who looks ready to rush aboard and commit murder and robbery can be fashioned 0f nothing more formidable than Cut-out H654, a fold of orange crepe paper cut into a narrow fringe, and some black mounting board. Because it’s Hal­lowe’en an owl (H551) may take the place of “Captain Flint.” The foundation to which this ...
  • Dennison Halloween Decorations from 1929 The above picture shows Dennison Halloween decorations that were available around 1929. A ghost may stand guard at the doorway. Its head is a Cardboard Cut-out H651 and its body crepe paper cut into fine fringe. Cardboard cats, owls, ghosts and owls (Cut­ outs H646, H645, H652 and H551) can be used to advantage on the walls. Here ...
  • Russian Fortune Telling (1920's) Pour melted wax or colored candle paraffine into a glass of cold water. A little ingenuity and imagination in the interpretation of the shapes formed in the water will make the future very clear. If the glass with the wax in it is held between a strong light and the wall, and the shad­0ws studied while the ...
  • Ring Fortune Telling (1920's) This is another way to find the name, or at least the initials of the future partner in life. Attach a string to a ring, a wedding ring, if possible. Hold the end of the string in the left hand so that the ring itself dangles into a glass below. Repeat the alphabet slowly. Whenever the ring hits the ...
  • Paper Bag Halloween Mask (1920’s) Paper bag Halloween masks are worn over the head, covering the face completely.  Holes are cut for the eyes and mouth. The back of the bag should be cut to fit over the shoulders. For safest fit – use brown paper grocery bags. A ghost face made by adding ears of folded white crepe paper.  The features are drawn ...
  • Hootin' Halloween Party Idea (1920's) Shall we have a party for Halloween? That is no question in the average school. It is a foregone conclu­sion. The one and only problem left is: “Just what kind of party shall we have?” Let us suggest a party for all the wise owls of the rising generation. The invitations might read as follows: ...
  • Pulling Down the Shades Halloween Party (1920's) This party has nothing whatever to do with the adjustment ofyour window shades. What takes place is the pulling down from the centuries of “shades” of famous people of history and fiction. Here is an invitation verse which will request the prospective guest to be in attendance attired as someone of note in days gone by- ...
  • Black Cat Lifesaver Halloween Favor (1920's) Packaged candies make delightful favors. A few seals, cardboard cut-outs, a bit of crepe paper and Cellophane will work wonders. Instructions for making the Cat Bouquet Favor: To make the flowers, cover a Life Saver with a 3-inch circle of crepe paper. Stretch the paper thoroughly and pinch it together underneath the mint. Tie it with ...
  • Howling Cat Centerpiece to Make (1920's) One big howl and sev­en little meows, a lively centerpiece made of cat head cut­ outs attached to spiral wires, and frills of orange and black crepe paper.
  • Owl and Cat Table Decoration (1920's) Several orange crepe paper frills are ar­ranged around a glass flower holder which supports a spray of natural branches- the roosting place of the owl (Cut-out H640). The cat that waits hopefully below the branch is Cut-out H643
  • Hiding Ghost Halloween Decoration (1920's) Ghosts may be encountered partly hidden under a chair or sofa. They really are not so fearsome since they have tangible form of crepe paper and cardboard. The hiding ghost can be easily made with some heavy white paper or crepe paper, craft glue, wire, black marker and something to use for “stuffing” (newspaper). Trace both your ...
  • Cat Noisemaker Favor to Make (1920's) Cut a piece of N0.9 wire 8 inches long and double it over hairpin-fashion. Paste an H 928 Cat Head Seal on the looped end of the wire and twist the two ends of the wire securely around the upper part of a cricket noisemaker. Fold a No. 212 Black Festoon lengthwise through the center and use ...
  • Seance for a Halloween Party (1920's) A Mock Seance as the Dramatic Climax to the Halloween Party Remember when you were a young­ster how your hair rose on end and chills raced up and down your spine as, spellbound, you listened to the tale of the window that slowly opened and the door that wouldn’t stay shut? Well, don’t think, for one ...
  • Black Caterwaul Halloween Party (1920's) Oh, for the carefree life of a cat! It has been said that each and everyone of us has traits in common with the cat and that we politely suppress a desire to prowl at midnight and howl at the moon. Well, here at last is a chance to “be yourself” at the Hallowe’en Black ...
  • Halloween Bridge Party Idea (1920's) On Halloween the unexpected is ex­pected, if you know what I mean, and even the most rabid of bridge fans enjoys a bit of levity sandwiched in between his rule­ bound bids; so plan a different stunt for each table. Label the first table “Bloody Hands.” Here the guests must play their cards wear­ ing gardening ...
  • Man Opens Side Business Making Custom Furniture Some time ago it became necessary to seek a side line to supplement my in­come. I’m one of those school teachers with a wife and two sons.  Need I say more? I have always been interested in crafts, so I directed my talent to woodworking. First I purchased an inexpensive 7″ bench saw, a small drill ...
  • Broomstraw Fortune Telling Game (1920's) One verse is to be attached to a straw of a witch’s broom favor (like the one pictured here). The rhyme is to be attached to the broom handle. From straws, you may know which way the winds blow. So proverbs quite ancient have said; Witch broomstraws will tell Life’s breezes as well, And so let the future be ...
  • Fortune Telling Verses (1920's) Fortunes in verse form can be used in many fun-producing ways at a Halloween party. Here are a number that the hostess can use as best meets her requirements to foretell the destiny other guests. Keep in mind, these “fortunes” were first published in the 1920’s.  They reflect the views of the sexes at that time. Fortunes ...
  • Halloween Murder Mystery Party A Halloween Murder Mystery That May Stir Your Usually Law-Abiding Community This is a murderous age! To be success­ful, the modern novelist knows he must first kill his man and then find the murderer. “Oh,” shivers the sweet young thing at your bridge party, “I’ve just finished the sweetest murder! By I. O. Dyne, you know, ...
  • Goblin Halloween Party (1940s) On Hallowe’en the goblins and elves come out of their homes to play and dance among the toadstools. Toadstools and goblins provide a good motif for a children’s party. The toadstools consist of orange balloons “growing” on long stems of pale green crepe paper. These may be pinned to the walls at various heights or thumb-tacked ...
  • Video of the 1923 Dennison’s Bogie Book Get your own digital edition of the 1923 Dennison’s Bogie Book!  .PDF file, instant download.
  • Black Cat Party Idea (1940s) Invitations: A black cat with tag around its neck on which you write your invitations. Decorations: House should be decorated in all sorts and sizes of cats. Many china and such cats can be borrowed to use. Others may be found in magazines, while black cats can always be found around Hallowe’en. If possible have several real live cats in the house. Games: ...
  • Video of the 1925 Dennison’s Bogie Book You can purchase a digital edition of this book. .PDF file, digital download Or read more about the 1925 Dennison’s Bogie Book HERE.  
  • Easy Pumpkin Painting Ideas Learn how to Easily Paint Your Pumpkins With each annual visit to the pumpkin patch, teachers, room mothers, scout troop leaders and parents alike often wonder how to make the most of the prize pumpkin that was chosen by a child. Forget the messy and dangerous ideas of carving.  Pumpkin Painting is the perfect solution to a ...
  • Prize Winners! Did You Win? Here are previous winners… October 16th – Barbara C. from Pennsylvania – Halloweeen: A Holiday Book. October 9th – (pending – winner notified) October 2nd – Linda F. from Oregon – 1923 Dennison’s Bogie Book.  Linda has a website of gift items – including Halloween, check it out HERE. September – Nikki from Klein Karoo, South Africa – Gypsy ...
  • Kilkenny Party Idea (1940s) Invitations are delivered in a mysterious fashion. On a dark night before Hallowe’en, a dull thud on the front door brings the occupants out to discover a large white skeleton hand lying on the door-step, which turns out to be an invitation to a party. Pumpkins and leaves decorate the dimly lighted room. The serving table ...
  • Video of the 1963 Halloween Holiday Book
  • Four House Halloween Party The guests all come masked to the first house; Pumpkin-Face Inn, where they are given a small bag of buttered popcorn and four soda crackers.Here everyone has to go through the Ghost Test – eat the four crackers and then whistle. The first successful person is given a lollipop. The party proceeds to the second place, the ...
  • Halloween Lady 1 – Halloween Clip Art For More Halloween Clip Art, check out this item:
  • House-To-House Halloween Party Idea For many years groups of parents have worked together to give their children progressive or house-to-house parties.  They have met with such great success that we’ve been collecting definite ideas for these functions. The great advantage of a progressive party is that it enables the youngsters to be out-of-doors part of the time, and provides active ...
  • Suggestions for a Fun Children's Halloween Party The most thrilling kind of decoration you can provide is Jack-o’lanterns, and a liberal use of small prizes and favors will add much to the success of the entertainment. Games should be of the active sort. By all means have the traditional apple ducking and bobbing. “Six mothers and fathers got together, each furnishing an equal share for ...
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  • Halloween Pulp Lanterns and Paper Mache Halloween Lanterns are some of the oldest Halloween decorations around.  Be careful if you are looking for original ones as many have been reproduced. Take a look at some currently on eBay:
  • A Good Deed Halloween Prank (1940's) A twelve-year-old girl planned this party for her friends, a group of boys and girls, so that the novel theme was a surprise even to her mother. In each invitation she asked the guests to bring oranges, apples, candies and canned goods for a mysterious purpose. The children spent an enjoyable evening playing games, giving stunts, and ...
  • Black Cat Clip-Art 1 Black Cat Clip-Art – 1940’s If you’re looking for more Halloween Clip Art you might like:
  • Vintage Halloween Cardboard Lanterns Halloween Lanterns are some of the oldest Halloween decorations around.  Be careful if you are looking for original ones as many have been reproduced. Take a look at some currently on eBay:
  • Ghost Party Invitation & Game Idea (1940's) Ghost Party Invitation: We’ve had a message from a ghost Who says he’d like to be our host On Saturday that’s Hallowe’en. He says the spooks will lay a trail That we’re to follow – if we fail Never more shall we be seen. We’ll meet at at _____ Ghost Party Game: When all have gathered, perhaps in someone’s back yard, announce that the ...
  • Witch Party Favor to Make (1940's) A base of semi-circular heavy wire with feet at the bottom, which is covered by wide strips of orange crepe paper forms the base for this sleepy taffee apple favor. The broomstick is made of rolled crepe paper with a fringed end. The peaked hat is of orange crepe paper with fringed black hair. Resting on the wire ...
  • Vintage Halloween Paper Lanterns Halloween Lanterns are some of the oldest Halloween decorations around.  Be careful if you are looking for original ones as many have been reproduced. Take a look at some currently on eBay:
  • Bobbing For Apples – Clip Art – 1940s Bobbing for Apples – Halloween Clip Art from the 1940’s For more great Halloween Clip-Art check out this item:
  • Black Cat Pipe Cleaner Party Favor (1940's) Use pipe cleaner to form the body and tail of this Hallowe’en kitty, and glue to it a cut-out face. She stands guard over individual table fortunes. You can get everything you need to make this cat from Mister Art – click below to get great deals on arts & crafts supplies
  • Vintage Halloween Lanterns of Tin Halloween Lanterns are some of the oldest Halloween decorations around.  Be careful if you are looking for original ones as many have been reproduced. Take a look at some currently on eBay:
  • Vintage Halloween Games – Board Games and more! Besides Beistle, many other companies created Games for Halloween. Take a look at some currently on eBay:
  • Vintage Halloween Plates to Use or Display Vintage Halloween plates are great for using or displaying.  Paper Halloween plates are an often over-looked collectible too.  Take a look at these vintage Halloween plates currently available on eBay:
  • Vintage Look Halloween Items from Bethany Lowe Started in 1985, Bethany Lowe is dedicated to manufacturing fine vintage-look decorations for all holidays – including Halloween.
  • Scarecrow Costume to Make Material (4-8 yr.) – Verybest Crepe, 2 folds No. 147 Orange, 1 fold each No. 142 Canary, No. 183 Sand, No. 188 Brown, No. 139 GrassGreen; 2 1/2 yds. 1/2″ yellow ribbon, snap fasteners. Do you need Crepe Paper and other craft items to create your Halloween Costume? 97 cents per fold and less! CLICK HERE Using 2 yds. for fullness, make a ...
  • Vintage Beistle Halloween Games You can find Vintage Halloween Games from Beistle in the themes of chance, fortune, skill and stunts.  One of the best place to find these vintage Halloween games is on eBay. Take a look at one’s that are currently available:
  • Angel Costume to Make from Crepe Paper Instructions for making Feather-Like Angel Wings and an Angel Costume (robe & halo) – all from Crepe Paper! Perfect for school plays, Halloween Costumes or even dress-up. 2 – PDF files, instant download. Feather-Like Angel Wings & Costume Using Crepe Paper (16 pages) Crepe Paper Costumes 101: Basic Tips for Making Crepe Paper Costumes (28 pages) Are you looking for simpler wings ...
  • A Halloween Romance – Story Party Game (1940's) Assign to each of eight people one of the following characters. Whenever one’s character is mentioned in the story, he is supposed to repeat the sounds here given. The story-teller should pause a moment after the mention of a character in the reading. At the end of the story, all perform in unison. 1. Sweet Young Thing: “Tee-hee-hee.” 2. ...
  • Pixie Costume to Make Material (4-6 yr.) ~ Verybest Crepe, 1 fold each No. 131 Nile Green, No. 139 GrassGreen; 2 yds. 1/2″ green ribbon; small metalbell; paste; muslin slip. Do you need Crepe Paper and other craft items to create your Halloween Costume? 97 cents per fold and less! CLICK HERE Make darts in slip for snug fit at waist*. Using about 2 1/2 yds. ...
  • What Was It? – Ghost Story (1940's) (Before beginning this story each guest has been asked to select from a magazine the name of some advertised product. When the story-teller asks, “What was it?”, he points in turn to various guests,’ and they reply with the name they have selected.) It was a dark, dark night, and the young man walking along the ...
  • Bo-Peep Costume to Make Material (6-8 yr.) – Verybest Crepe, 2 foldsNo. 165 Pink, 1 fold each No. 120 Baby Blue, No. (100 White if crepe paper blouse is to be made), No. 108 Black; 1 sheet pink Mat Stock; 1 1/2 yds. 1/4″  black satin ribbon; 3 yds. 2″ pink ribbon; snap fasteners; white cotton blouse or muslin slip; 1 sheet floral design Gift Wrapping Paper; paste. Do ...
  • Original 1923 Dennison’s Bogie Book for Sale + BONUSES!! Starting on Sunday, September 20, 2009 I am putting my 1923 Dennison’s Bogie Book up for sale on eBay. NOTE: This original Dennison Bogie Book is no longer available. You can purchase a Digital Edition of this book here.   I made a video to show you the exact Bogie Book the winner of the auction will receive:  
  • Halloween Stuff Twittered this week 2009-09-20 Frog Halloween Costume to Make | VintageHalloweenIdeas.com http://bit.ly/Z8TSp # Collecting Vintage Halloween Postcards | VintageHalloweenIdeas.com http://bit.ly/4xQgCY # Get a FREE Dennison's Bogie Book filled with nifty Vintage Halloween Ideas. Visit http://www.VintageHalloweenIdeas.com # Powered by Twitter Tools
  • Black and Orange Cup Cakes With Apricot Filling Make your favorite dark chocolate cake recipe, and bake in large cup cake pans. When cakes are cool scoop out some of center and fill with Apricot Chantilly. Serve with whipped cream. Apricot Chantilly Soak 1 1/2 cups dried apricots in 2 cups water until soft, add 1/2 cup sugar and cook until soft and pulpy. Beat I cup ...
  • How to Make Fairy Wings / Bee Wings Fairy wings, and those for bees and other insects, are made on foundations of wire bent into the correct shape. Material 2 pcs. No.7 Flower Wire; Verybest Crepe,1 fold; gauze, material paste or cement; spool wire; 2 yds. 1/2″ Gift Tying Ribbon.   Want to make a complete Fairy Costume?  Click here for directions. Full instructions coming soon! Sign-up below and we’ll let you know when ...
  • Fairy Halloween Costume to Make Material (6-8 yr.) – Verybest Crepe, 3 folds No. 100 White; 1 pc. each 1/2″ silver tinsel, 1/2″ white satin Gift Tying Ribbon; 1 sheet silver Mat Stock; 1 pkg. No. 5 silver Gummed Stars; 2 pcs. No.7 Flower Wire; 1 spool No. 1. Flower Wire; 1 roll clear Cellophane; glue; hat elastic; muslin slip.   Directions for making Fairy Wings can be found by clicking here. Full ...
  • Collecting Vintage German Halloween Items Vintage German Halloween – Vintage Halloween Memorabilia From Germany By Emma Martin For Halloween memorabilia collectors, German vintage Halloween items dating from the period between the two World Wars are the most highly sought after. According to Mark Ledenbach, the author of Vintage Halloween Collectibles, the prime years were 1919 to 1935. Halloween isn’t traditionally celebrated in ...
  • Butterfly Halloween Costume to Make Material (8-10 yr.) – Verybest Crepe, 2 folds No. 144 Amber, 1 fold No. 189 Brown; 1 pkg. Dennison Gummed Crepe Paper; 1 yd. yellow tarlatan 1 yd. 1″ yellow ribbon; 2 yds. 1/2″ brown ribbon; 1 sheet gold paper; wrapping paper; 1 pc. No. 10 Flower Wire; paste. Do you need Crepe Paper to create your Halloween Costume? 97 cents per fold and less! ...
  • Collecting Plastic Halloween Decorations & Toys Vintage Halloween Decorations – Hard Plastic Halloween Decorations and Toys By Emma Martin One of the most popular categories of collectible vintage Halloween decorations is the hard plastic decorations and toys that were manufactured from the 1940s and onwards. It’s primarily the vintage plastic items that are of interest to collectors, so you will mostly want to ...
  • Jack-o'-Lantern Cup Cakes With Surprise Filling Orange Cup Cakes 4 eggs 1 1/4 c. sugar 1/4 c. orange juide 1 c. cake flour 1/3 tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking powder Grated rind of 1/2 orange 1/4 c. boiling water Beat the yolks of eggs and half of the sugar until stiff and lemon-colored. Beat egg whites and salt; sift in other half of sugar to make meringue. Into this fold the ...
  • Spooky Fruit & Marshmallow Ghost Stand upright on a ring of pineapple on lettuce leaves, half of a banana cut crosswise. Add a head of marshmallow having eyes, nose and mouth of melted chocolate, fastening it on with toothpicks. Run toothpicks through strips of marshmallow, cut with sharp scissors and stick on for extended arms. Heap little mounds of whipped cream on the ...
  • Rooster Halloween Costume To Make Material-Verybest Crepe, 1 fold each No. 144 Amber, No. 188 Brown, No. 150 Red; 1 sheet Mat Stock; 2/3 yd. 1/2″ yellow ribbon; paste. Full instructions coming soon! Sign-up below and we’ll let you know when they’re available.
  • Collecting Vintage Halloween Postcards Vintage Halloween Postcards – Fun Vintage Collectibles For Halloween By Emma Martin When it comes to Halloween memorabilia, vintage Halloween postcards are my favorite. While I’m frequently tempted to get into collecting other types of memorabilia, such as toys and decorations, ultimately I find my mouse pointing towards the bid button for a postcard instead. It’s the ...
  • Sandwiches for Halloween Cottage cheese and jelly Ground beef and pickle Peanut butter and honey Frankfurters on buttered buns Chopped olives and cheese Whole wheat and white bread, spread with a mixture of ground stuffed olives, black walnut meats and salad dressing. Cut bread in round slices, and spread each slice with butter and peanut butter. With slices of banana make features on each ...
  • Halloween Casserole 1 cup rice 1 1/2c. boiling water 2 cups tomatoes 1 cup mushrooms 1 med. onion, chopped 1/4 cup butter 2 cups peas 1 green pepper chopped 1 c. diced celery 1 c. diced cooked veal Salt and pepper Meat gravy Wash rice, drop in boiling water and tomatoes and cook until just tender. In the meantime, saute the mushrooms and onion in butter. Add liquid from a ...
  • Halloween Stuff Twittered this week 2009-09-13 Panda Halloween Costume to Make | VintageHalloweenIdeas.com http://bit.ly/11FECu # Powered by Twitter Tools
  • Frog Halloween Costume to Make If an entire costume is wanted, cover a sleeping garment with crushed crepe paper*. Follow the general instructions for the Panda Bear, omitting feet and making the legs and arms just as tight as possible yet allowing the garment to be taken off and on. Material (for head and hands only) – Verybest Crepe 1 fold each ...
  • Collecting Beistle Halloween Decorations Beistle Halloween Decorations – Vintage Halloween Decorations From the Beistle Company Author: Emma Martin Halloween decorations made by The Beistle Company are some of the most popular collectibles among fans of vintage holiday decorations. Specializing in paper party supplies such as die-cuts, centerpieces and paper plates and cups, The Beistle Company has been manufacturing Halloween novelty décor ...
  • Superstitions About Cats (part 7) For a cat to die in an Egyptian home, is considered a most unlucky omen. It was also considered extremely unlucky, in Egypt, if a cat happened *to be burned in a house, and it threw the Egyptians into the deepest grief. They shaved off their eyebrows to show their sorrow, and respect, and were ...
  • Hand Crafted Vintage Halloween Items I spent some time poking around Etsy.com and found some really nifty hand-made Halloween Decorations with a vintage flair to them. Check out some of my favorites… Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade halloweendiva.etsy.com
  • Robin Bird Halloween Costume to Make All bird costumes are made in a similar way. The colors, shape of wings, tail, beak and head will have to be varied according to the specie. A bird costume may be simplified and made as a slip-over. Use a sleeveless blouse and a pair of shorts or a one-piece sleeveless undergarment for the foundation to ...
  • Fortune Telling With Apple Seeds (1910's) This Halloween Fortune Telling Game and MANY others can be found in the following book available from Amazon.com: Games For Hallowe’en by Mary E. Blain Apple seeds act as charms on Halloween. Stick one on each eyelid and name one “Home” and the other “Travel.” If seed named travel stays on longer, you will go on a journey before year ...
  • Panda Halloween Costume to Make Almost any animal costume may be made in a similar way by changing the colors, size and shape of head, eyes, ears and tail. A one-piece sleeping garment with feet and that fastens at the back is an ideal foundation for a small child’s costume. Crushed* or crinkled* crepe is sewed to the foundation garment. For ...
  • Crepe Paper for Making Your Halloween Costume 45 Easy to Make Costumes and Accessories of Crepe Paper Get your own copy here Do you need Crepe Paper to create your Halloween Costume? 97 cents per fold and less! CLICK HERE Do you need some sturdy large sheets/folds of crepe paper for making your Halloween Costume or Halloween Decorations…but where in the world can you ...
  • Homemade Witch Costume (1920’s) The Witch Costume requires the following materials: 4 folds No. 65 Orange Crepe Paper 2 folds No. 12 Black Crepe Paper 1 fold No. 11 White Crepe Paper 1 sheet No. 12 Black Mat Stock About making costumes using crepe paper: Most costumes are made over a muslin foundation to which the crepe paper is sewed or pasted.  The materials are ...
  • Treasure Hunt Game (1910's) This Halloween Game and MANY others can be found in the following book available from Amazon.com: Games For Hallowe’en by Mary E. Blain In this game the seeker for a prize is guided from place to place by doggerel’s as the fol- lowing, and is started on his hunt with this rhyme : ” Perhaps you’ll find it in the air ; If ...
  • Superstitions About Cats (part 4) If a male cat shows itself friendly to anyone, it is a good omen. If a black cat comes to your house, it is bad luck to send it away before the year is out. If a cat is thrown into a new house before the family arrives, it will avert bad luck, as it is believed ...
  • Lover's Test with Chestnuts (1910's) This Halloween Fortune Telling Game and MANY others can be found in the following book available from Amazon.com: Games For Hallowe’en by Mary E. Blain A maid and youth each places a chestnut to roast on fire, side by side. If one hisses and steams, it indicates a fretful temper in owner of chestnut; if both chestnuts equally misbehave it ...
  • Halloween Stuff Twittered this week 2009-09-06 Gladiator Halloween Costume to Make | VintageHalloweenIdeas.com http://bit.ly/17JMec # What is a Halloween Bogie or Halloween Bogey? | VintageHalloweenIdeas.com http://bit.ly/12UGHG # Robot Halloween Costume to Make | VintageHalloweenIdeas.com http://bit.ly/cMFfe # Fortune Telling With Walnut Shells | VintageHalloweenIdeas.com http://bit.ly/1wwWT9 # Vintage Halloween Books – Bogie Books and more! | VintageHalloweenIdeas.com http://vintagehalloweenideas.com/products # Homemade Halloween Tally Cards or Score Cards | VintageHalloweenIdeas.com ...
  • Homemade Tally Cards or Score Cards (1920’s) Often, Tally Cards or Score Cards are used during a Halloween Party to record the winner of each game or stunt. You can easily make them with gummed seals, stickers or cut-outs and perhaps an artistic touch with a brush or marker. Seal H 639 decorates a tally card in the drawing and two stuck together hold ...
  • Superstitions About Cats (part 3) When a cat wags its tail, it is a sign that it is angry. To keep cats from roaming from home at night, cut the hair from the insides of their ears. The dew gets into the pussies’ ears, and they don’t like it, and the next night they stay at home. Cats are considered uncanny. They ...
  • Fortune Telling With Cakes (1910's) This Halloween Fortune Telling Game and MANY others can be found in the following book available from Amazon.com: Games For Hallowe’en by Mary E. Blain Dumb Cake Each one places handful of wheat flour on sheet of white paper and sprinkles it over with a pinch of salt. Some one makes it into dough, being careful not to use spring water. Each ...
  • What is a Bogie? Whether you spell it “bogie” or “bogey”, the meaning is the same. Here is an excerpt from “Gypsy Magic, Fortune &  Folklore of the 1800’s“. You can get the full digital edition of the book HERE. The witch, in gypsy as in other lore, is a haunting terror of the night. It has not, that I am ...
  • Homemade Witch Halloween Invitation Idea (1920’s) Usual invitations may be purchased ready to fill in the name and date, but with very little work something quite out of the ordinary can be made. To make a unique Homemade Witch Halloween Invitation follow these steps: Witch Cut-out H 78 is cut following the line of the cape. A sheet of plain paper is pasted to ...
  • Fortune Telling With Walnut Shells (1910's) This Halloween Fortune Telling Game and MANY others can be found in the following book available from Amazon.com: Games For Hallowe’en by Mary E. Blain Open English walnuts remove meat in each half shell fasten short pieces of differently colored Christmas candles each of which is to be named for a member of party These nut-shell boats may also be made ...
  • Superstitions About Cats (part 2) Here are some more superstitions about cats (part 2) from the 1900’s: If two cats bite each other, in a house where a sick person lies, the person will die soon. (German.) If Erris cats are seen scratching the legs of the table, they are scratching up a storm, and to avert it they must be struck ...
  • Superstitions About Cats (part 1) Here are some superstitions about cats from the 1900s: If a cat, lying down, turns its tail north or east, it will storm; if it turns its tail south or west, it will be clear weather. In Spain, if the cat‘s skin looks bright, it is a sure sign that the next day will be fair. Marshal Saxe, ...
  • Superstitions About Bats Here are some superstitions and folk-lore about bats from the 1900’s: If a bat bites you, the wound will never heal. The bat, or bawdy-bird, is the witches’ bird; and when they hover around it is the witches’ hour, when they have power over all human beings who are not shielded from their influence. A bat is ...
  • The Story of Halloween as Told in the 1900's Hallowe’en or All Hallow Even, the name given of October 31, and the eve of All Saints’ Day (November 1)  is one of the most delightful opportunities for entertaining.  On such a night there should be nothing but laughter, jollity and mystery. It is the night best loved by sprightly little fairies, gnomes, elves, and ...
  • Halloween Decoration Ideas for The Home (1900's) If the place where the festivities are held is in the country, the lawn in front of house should be decorated with hanging lighted jack-o’-lanterns. The eyes, nose, mouth in each one should be different and as grotesque as possible. If there is a fence around the grounds, put a jack-o’-lantern on each post. Drape ...
  • Decorating Your Home For a Halloween Party (1920’s) This is from the 1925 Dennison Bogie Book. When your guests arrive the door should swing open apparently unaided and the hall should be entirely dark except for a few very faint green lights that may be followed to the dressing rooms. If your guests are not in costume, the hostess, dressed as a witch, should give ...
  • 1923 Dennison’s Bogie Book for Halloween, 11th edition (digital download) © Copyright 2009 B. Sawickie & Vintage Info Publishing 1923 Dennison’s Bogie Book 11th Annual edition, 34 pagesOriginal Copies of this Bogie Book sell for $160 and more! Suggestions for: Halloween Party Decoration Party Invitations Costumes Table Decorations Thanksgiving Decoration Ideas Also useful in dating your Vintage Dennison Halloween Collectibles. Sample Pages:
  • Vintage Halloween Favors – 7 Favors to Make (1920’s) Note: all of these favors were made using Dennison Manufacturing supplies from the 1920’s as seen in Dennison’s Bogie Book from 1925.  Modern day substitutes can be found. All of the Halloween Party Favors and novelties illustrated here can be easily and inexpensively fashioned with the help of the stock goods that are described on pages ...
  • Make Unique Halloween Invitations Using Vintage Seals (1920's) The following is from the 1925 Dennison’s Bogie Book: The only suggestion of formality for a Halloween party is the invitation, and even there great latitude is allowed.  To be sure, invitations of many shapes and styles may be bought ready made, but there are many ways to utilize gummed seals and cardboard cut-outs to make ...
  • Planning a Fun Halloween Party (1920's) The following is from the 1925 Dennison’s Bogie Book: Halloween, the night of October thirty-first, is the one time of all the year when an opportunity is supposed to be given for looking into the future and having one’s fate settled for the coming twelve months. Why not invite your friens to a Hallowe’en party and join ...
  • Robot Halloween Costume to Make (1930's) Making the robot requires a lot of work, but it is worth the effort to create a real sensation at a party, and assuredly this mechanical man will be the talk of the community. You will have plenty of fun with the smoke-belching robot, which may be equipped with as many fun-making gadgets as you can ...
  • Tent Halloween Costume to Make (1930's) The tent costume is a frame worn in the same way as the alarm-clock and covered with unbleached muslin. It is light, roomy and well ventilated. When not moving about, the entire weight rests on the floor. Insert a panel of mosquito netting as indicated to permit sufficient visibility.
  • Alarm Clock Halloween Costume to Make (1930's) For the alarm-clock framing, use 3/4 or 1/2 in. white pine, and cover with heavy cardboard, cutting an opening at the tp for the head, and another at the bottom which is large enough to pass over the entire body. The frame is provided with shoulder straps for comfort. Give the clock a coat of ivory brushing ...
  • Gladiator Halloween Costume to Make (1930's) The Roman gladiator costume is also great for Halloween. The helmet is the crown of an old derby hat surmounted with a curved wooden crest and ostrich plumes. The crest is scroll-sawed from 3/4 in. white pine and tacked from the inside. Drive in large headed tacks through a strip of reinforced cardboard. A convincing coat of ...
  • Easy Baby Costume for Halloween (1930's) The simplest costume is that of the baby, and at the same time it is extremely effective, because it will completely disguise the age and sex or anyone. The flesh-tinted cheesecloth covering for the face rounds the mature contours into those of a child, and while the wearer can easily see and breathe through ...
  • Creating a Trail of Terror for Halloween (1940's) Probably the two most typical Hallowe’en stunts are fortune telling and the Trail of Terror.  Young boys are especially fascinated by the latter, and some version of it will always be successful at a boys’ party.  It fulfills a deep-seated longing for adventure and excitement on Hallowe’en, and gives the boy a thrilling memory for ...
  • Tree, Owl & Moon Table Decoration Idea (1940's) A good base for a center decoration is a cardboard box, which may be made of a round cardboard base and semi-circle of rolled cardboard, the whole held together by gummed-paper hinges. Such a box may be covered to represent a tree stump covered with sprouting twigs and moss. Sparkle floss, tinsel, or light green tissue paper ...
  • Halloween Party Favor Ideas (1940's) Here are some ideas for party favors that are ideal for a Children’s Halloween Party: orange and black noise-makers orange and black suckers individual cup-cakes with lighted candles apples with gum drop arms and legs, marshmallow head, clove features, paper hat and ruffled collar carrot goblins with clove features and tissue paper clothes
  • Story of Halloween (1920's) The night of October 31st is called Hallowe’en or Halloweven, because it is the night before the ancient church festival of All Saints or All Hallows.  The people of England and Scotland, where this festival was celebrated, used to be very superstitious, and because this Halloweven was a watch night, or vigil, the belief grew ...
  • Tally Cards for Halloween Tally cards to add to your collection or use for your Halloween Party.
  • Safety First Halloween Poem (1930's) On Hallowe’en I stay at home, It is not safe for me to roam, For round the corner I might see A Jacky Lantern grinning at me. — On Hallowe’en I stay at home, It is not safe for me to roam, For round the corner I might hear A hoot owl hooting sad and queer. — On Hallowe’en I stay at home, It is not ...
  • Goofy Goblins Song (1930's) Two girls give this, wearing a costume made as follows: Make a white cloth sack, like a pillow slip, but rounded off at the upper corners to slip over the head, coming down to the shoulders. Around the bottom of this gather a white cloth skirt, reaching below the knees, trimmed with black. The arms are kept down ...
  • Children's Prize Centerpiece Idea (1940's) For a children’s prize centerpiece use a large pumpkin with the bottom cut out overflowing with gifts, each attached to a streamer. Streamers extend underneath the pumpkin to each place and when the pumpkin is lifted, each child pulls out his present.
  • Autumn Themed Table Decoration Idea (1940's) Brown poplin is an effective table covering, with white and orange as contrasting colors in the centerpiece and favors. A hollowed-out pumpkin overflowing with apples, oranges, bananas and grapes makes a simple and attractive centerpiece. A two-faced lit pumpkin will serve the double purpose of centerpiece and illumination.
  • Halloween Place Card Holders to Make (1940's) To make a spiral as a support for cut-out witches, cats, bats, pumpkins, ghosts, tombstones, etc… Use about 20 inches of wire for a 4-inch place card. Four inches from the end, bend the wire at right angles. One inch from this point bend sideways and start the spiral, holding the wire flat on the table with the ...
  • Goblin Way Table Decoration Idea (1940's) “Goblin Way” might be the name of the dining room.  Here’s how to decorate for this Halloween Theme: For this scheme two long tables covered with appropriate crepe paper or paper table coverings are used. High overhead, between the tables, place a long horizontal wire.  From this as a center, radiate long strips of twisted crepe paper ...
  • Decorations Made Out of Sheets & Newspapers Sheets and newspapers may be used to advantage in decorating a room. Create a weird Halloween ceiling: Place a large safety pin in each corner of four sheets, and run a piece of string through each. Tie a corner of each sheet to the center chandelier or drip string. Tie the other ends to window fixtures, door jambs, wall ...
  • Indoor Halloween Decoration Ideas (1940's) Here are some ideas for Halloween Decorations to use inside.  Perfect for home use and the classroom too! Stacked corn stalks with Jack-o’-lantern heads. Black cat and witch cut-outs on curtain and chandeliers. Dark blue crepe paper sky with a big yellow moon. White cardboard tombstones fitting over the back of each chair. Imitation fence around the dimly-lit room. Wiggly spiders ...
  • Outdoor Halloween Decoration Ideas (1940's) No richer opportunity for effective decoration is given by any season than we find at Hallowe’en.   Here are some suggestions for Outdoor Halloween Decorations: Autumn leaves, corn stalks, and lighted pumpkin Jack-o’-lanterns are traditional and easily prepared. Free hand cuttings of witches, pumpkins, cats, bats, elves, fairies, spiders, owls, cauldrons, broomsticks or peaked hats of black and ...
  • Black Cat Party Invitation (1940's) For a Black Cat home party, a cut-out black cat has tail attached by means of a dress snap fastener.  When the tail is swung up it is found to bear this message: This is the tail of the Hallowe’en cat… Hurry, he says, to meet Witch and Bat On Hallowe’en Eve, about 7 or so To a house ...
  • Halloween Invitation Ideas – Barn Party (1940's) For a barn party, this was the message written on brown wrapping paper decorated with Hallowe’en figures: Dere Frend – Yew air ast to a Halaween Partty that us folks air a goin to hav on Saturday nite, Oktober thirtieth.  Hope to see yas.  Kum at Kandle Lighten and stay till bedtime.  Place ____________   Committee __________
  • Halloween Invitations Tips (1940's) A written invitation has the advantage of putting the guests into the party mood before they arrive at your door.  It should build up anticipation, but should not promise anything which the party will not justify.  Hallowe’en invitations may be written in: black ink on orange paper with a tiny black cat in the corner ...
  • Welcome to Halloween Song (1930's) Tune: “Twinkle, Little Star” 1st verse: Welcome, welcome Hallowe’en, Welcome ghosts and witches mean; Queer sounds wailing on the air, Jack o’ Lanterns ev’rywhere; Tricks and charms for every one, Hallowe’en is lots of fun. 2nd verse: Through the shadows black bats fly, In the forest hoot owls cry; Lean ghosts in their robes of white Scamper slyly through the night; With hobgoblins everywhere Little folks had best beware.
  • Tips for Successful Home Halloween Parties (1940's) Because the home is the natural entertainment center, home parties for Hallowe’en are the most successful.  When the group is small and well acquainted, a pleasant and tactful hostess can see to it that everyone enters into the spirit of things and enjoys himself. The most successful parties always seem to be spontaneous and entirely unpremeditated, ...
  • Vintage Halloween Games Vintage Halloween Party Games can fetch a high price if you want to get originals. You could take a look at the ones pictured here to the right to get ideas for games to make for your Halloween Party.
  • German Diecut Halloween Decorations Check out these German Diecut Halloween Decorations!
  • Beistle Diecut Decorations One thing to be aware of if you looking for Beistle Halloween decorations to add to your collection is the fact that some of their most popular vintage designs have been reproduced recently so you should be wary of unscrupulous sellers who are claiming the repro items as the original vintage products. All of the ...
  • Vintage Halloween Postcards Paper ephemera is always collectible and possibly no more so than when the theme is Halloween!
  • Vintage Halloween Placecards Check out these Vintage Halloween Place Cards to get ideas to create your own – or purchase vintage ones for your party!
  • Beistle Halloween Collectibles Halloween decorations made by The Beistle Company are some of the most popular collectibles among fans of vintage holiday decorations. Specializing in paper party supplies such as die-cuts, centerpieces and paper plates and cups, The Beistle Company has been manufacturing Halloween novelty décor and supplies since the beginning of the 20th century. Founded in Pennsylvania ...
  • Halloween Noisemakers Halloween noisemakers come in all shapes and sizes.  The earliest ones were made of wood, then metal and later plastic. I think they may have been used to ward off evil spirits (don’t quote me on that though..lol). Take a look to the right at the variety of Halloween noisemakers you can find on eBay. Check back here ...
  • Halloween Party Ideas Halloween parties are easy to make fun for everyone. The holiday is an ample opportunity to get all of your friends together and celebrate in a different way than you are used to. Halloween parties are often held amidst decorations to a haunted house theme. Children’s eyes light up when Halloween menu items include ...
  • A Guide to Collecting Halloween Antiques Halloween antiques; examples and more in thisfree video on holiday antique collecting and appraisal from an antiques expert. Expert: Sue Shea Contact: www.SheaAntique.com Bio: Sue Shea has been dealing in antiques since 1979, and has her own shop, Shea Antiques, located in Shelburne Falls, MA. Her passion is early American 18th & 19th century antique ...
  • Halloween collectibles Steven Yvaska, antiques writer at the Mercury News, shows off some Halloween collectibles to get you in the mood. Just click on the video below to view it.
  • Bringing Halloween Into The Classroom When Halloween comes kids get excited, very excited. So why not use that excitement to enhance their learning at school? Halloween provides a wonderful opportunity to motivate kids in the classroom.Halloween activities and Halloween games can be used in different subjects and will get kids performing enthusiastically in math, spelling, writing and reading. Listed below ...
  • Halloween Party Invitations Make a Fun and Spooky Halloween Party Possible with Unique Halloween Party Invitations Halloween isn’t just the time for trick-or-treating; it’s also the perfect time to throw a spooky Halloween bash. In fact, this is the time of the year where costume parties are still attended by both children and adults alike. For the perfect ...
  • Spooky Ways To Decorate Your Home There are a number of places you can find some terrific arts and craft ideas for this Halloween, the internet being the best place to search. The net is full of loads of craft and art ideas for Halloween. If you search, you will find a number of craft ideas online. There are a ...
  • Quick And Easy Halloween Decorations Need some quick Halloween decorations, that even the kids can help with? Here are three great Halloween decorating ideas using easy to find, inexpensive materials. Craft Foam Creepies Craft foam is sold in sheets at the craft store in a whole array of colors. It is similar to construction paper, but made of thin, durable foam ...
  • Fashionable But Inexpensive Halloween Decoration Ideas You do not have to be a good crafter to be able to make many special Halloween items that will make your holiday joyful. Halloween suggests pictures of spooky ghosts, black cats, dark witches, and flying bats. You can recreate some of these images with fun and easy crafts. The best part about creating Halloween crafts ...
  • Halloween Party Games Halloween party games should carry a spooky theme to entertain all participants. This is how the many games available for you to play at the occasion are. Halloween is a very important and grave celebration which is planned months in advance to achieve the most fascinating party that can kill anyone. You get to think ...
  • Organizing your Halloween Party Halloween is a fun holiday that begs for having a creepy costume party. But getting such an event together requires some planning and organizing. First Things First Step one in organizing your Halloween party is deciding what kind of party you are going to have. Are you going to have a themed party or just a fun ...
  • Halloween Party Games Halloween party games should carry a spooky theme to entertain all participants. This is how the many games available for you to play at the occasion are. Halloween is a very important and grave celebration which is planned months in advance to achieve the most fascinating party that can kill anyone. You get to think ...
  • Pot-luck Halloween Party Theme Children favorite holidays are Saint Nicholas (in Belgium) or Christmas, because of the gifts; Carnival (in Europe) because of the costumes, parties and parades; and Halloween. Why do they love Halloween? Adults assume that children love Halloween because children generally love candy. But children do not only love the abundance of candy at Halloween. They love partying, ...
  • Cast a Spell With a Witch and Warlock Halloween Party Here’s a truly wicked Halloween party theme invite your friends to a fancy dress witch and warlock party. Set the scene by turning your party area into a magical cave. Drape the furniture in black sheets (this will also help to protect your furniture) and set up an altar with a Book of Shadows and some ...
  • How Halloween Costumes Have Changed Just as Halloween changed over the course of history, Halloween costumes have been changing as well. The “costumes” were more religious outfits than costumes back in the beginning whereas during later centuries the costumes were extravagant outfits. Focusing on the modern times, Halloween costumes have been changing as well. To many of those, Halloween was a ...
  • How to Get Attractive and Fantastic Halloween Costumes There are many adults out there that are looking forward to Halloween. No, they are not looking forward to Halloween so that they can go trick-or-treating, although some adults are, but many adults are looking forward to Halloween simply because Halloween is the time when all of the grown-ups are able to dress up differently ...
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  • Halloween Costumes on a Budget Halloween is such a fun holiday because it is one of the few times of the year when you and your children can get dress up like someone else. However, Halloween can become a very expensive holiday because Halloween costumes are notoriously known for their expensive prices. You should not be discouraged about dressing ...
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