Since I decorated for Halloween this past week I thought it fitting to share my small collection of vintage Halloween party books. Most of these books are estate sale found.
I have three of these Weeny Witch Party books. They are dated 1952 and I think were a giveaway from our local grocery store Fred Meyer and Armour Franks. I love the crazy party suggestions using hot dogs. Stuffed franks with green beans? I don't think my kids would have touched that dish.
This Trick or Treats book was put out by the 4-H and General Foods.It offers all sorts of tips to give a party as well as recipes.
Perhaps feeding the weeny witch where you use a witch mask or a large witch head drawn on cardboard. You try and put the hot dog in the witch's mouth. That is the witch there on the right in the photo.
How a bout a weeny witch as a centerpiece? The witch is constructed from a hot dog and she is dressed in a crepe paper costume. I don't think I have ever even thought about crafting with a hot dog...ever.
The spinner can also give you your fortune. Funny fortunes, like "Take a bath just once a day and folks will think you're all O.K." or "A bald man with a pointed chin will be the first your heart to win."