Summer is the season for parties. I thought it fitting that I share my collection of vintage party books to get us in the mood.
Parties with Purpose, Published by Dennison in 1937. This little gem features ideas for parties with titles such as "Kitchen Candy Pull" or Texas Hoe-Down".
With the Fourth of July around the corner I thought I we could use some table-scape inspiration. Giant firecrackers made from ice cream containers and crepe paper.
The Campbell Kids Have a Party, Rand McNally Books, 1954
The illustrations are magical. Here are the pages for the Fourth of July festivities. It suggests serving "Cannon Cracker Sandwiches", which are white bread, white cream cheese and red jelly. Roll them up and tie with a ribobn.
This book is the go-to book with crepe paper decorations. Here we have some ideas for a patriotic occasion.
Last but not least, Party Favors and Decorations, Published by Oregon State College in 1956.
Party time and hope you are inspired to throw an amazing one this summer! If you have an idea for a future collection challenge, leave me a comment and finish the sentence "Show me your collection of ____."