Vintage 1930s Halloween Party Ideas for the Kiddies
I love Halloween, but not because I wear a costume and go out to party. I adore waiting for the little neighborhood kids to come trick-or-treating because they're so cute.
One neighborhood boy had his first trick-or-treating experience at my house, and he was invited in to see my vintage decorations and received an extra large chocolate bar. His parents later reported that based upon his first impression he thought he was supposed to walk into everyone's house and receive an extra large treat! This year he'll be by with his little sister, hopefully.
My favorite memory of doling out the goodies is from my 20s. I was living in a tiny house in a crowded neighborhood and I ran out of candy.
Here is a scan from my copy of Children's Party Book: Games...Decorations...Menus and Recipes published in 1935. Because it was published during the Depression, many people didn't have change to spare. Yet, as you can see, there are still creative ways to entertain.