Vintage Halloween Games

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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.

Beistle Diecut Decorations

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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 reproductions are marked with the year of production and the paper they are made out of is heavier than the paper Beistle used in the 1930s and 40s so if you are shopping in person it will be easy to spot the difference. But if, like most collectors, you are putting together your Halloween collection with online purchases and Ebay auctions, the best advice is to stick to well-known and reputable dealers who have a reputation to maintain and lots of positive feedback on their auctions.

Beistle Halloween Collectibles

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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 by Martin Beistle, The Beistle Company is still in business today and is one of the largest manufacturers of Halloween goods in the US. But for collectors, it isn’t Beistle’s new products that cause the most interest. It’s their highly sought after vintage Halloween decorations that have become highly collectible.

Halloween Noisemakers

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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 often – folks list new Halloween Noisemakers on eBay all the time.  You never know what you might find!

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 the likes of tomato soup changed to vampire soup, spaghetti served up as cemetery worms, and witches fingers made of breadsticks tipped with sliced almonds. Halloween parties are my all

time favorite to throw! Both children and adults get a little scare, eat some great food and enjoy a night with friends!

Halloween parties are also organized in schools, which also arrange for several Halloween activities for toddlers. Children

are told to dress according to different characters and they all have fun in school. Halloween parties are a blast but they

require some planning to be successful. Halloween parties are still a good reason to get together with friends, and bobbing

for apples has remained a much requested game. You need to make sure your friends find their way to your house, though, and

Halloween luminaries are a frighteningly special way to do that.

Pumpkin carving is a tradition at Halloween parties for all ages. It’s a fun time of the year! We also decorate our gardens

(front) with pumpkin displays and Autumn foliage.  Caramel apples are common so why not try other dips and have a candied

apple buffet.

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Decorations are a very crucial aspect for any Halloween costume party, since they set the creepy and spooky mood of your

gathering. Even so, spending too much money on skulls and candelabras is not very practical. Decorate cupcakes in a spiderweb

pattern if desired. Decorate your party room with magic wands, Daily Prophet newspapers, sparkly dust for casting charms and

spells, and anything else that reminds you of wizards, witches and magic. The drinks you serve can be called the Elixir of

Life, ordinary cherry lollipops can be transformed into Acid Pops or Blood-flavored Lollipops, and dessert sherbet balls can

be labeled Fizzing Whizbees.

Children anticipate the loot bags that you give out after the party, which is why you should provide them with goodies that

can help them remember the wonderful time they had at the party. If you had a Barbie party, put Barbie products and sweets in

the party bags. Children’s parties usually consist of fun party games, whereas adult ones are more about dancing, chatting,

socializing and drinking. Make sure you have your party planned out well in advanced. Children 3 years and younger should not

be given any string-like material that is longer than 12 inches. Close adult supervision is essential whenever children use

string-like material.

Halloween parties are just like any other parties, only that the kids are in scary costumes and the food is served in an

equally scary way. In short, a Halloween party is a themed party – and everyone is required to be in the freakiest best.

Halloween parties are also held in private homes so kids will not want to go out trick-or-treating. Halloween parties are one

of the best ways to enjoy the Halloween season. Take all the fun of the Halloween costumes and combine it with a party full

of your child’s friends.

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 country furnishings. Filmmaker: Christian Munoz-Donoso