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Halloween Merrymaking: An Illustrated Celebration of Fun, Food, and Frolics from Halloweens Past

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"A unique window on American culture and a treasure trove of ideas for planning an old-fashioned celebration of your own."
--Victorian Decorating & Lifestyle

"Sure to be remembered as one of the most surprising and delightful additions to holiday books in a long time."
--Tampa Tribune

"Author Diane Arkins has collected old-fashioned poems and prose, vivid images, and fanciful illustration to recreate a holiday based on the joy of the harvest. If you love Halloween, you'll love this."
--Country Collectibles

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Overview

"A unique window on American culture and a treasure trove of ideas for planning an old-fashioned celebration of your own."
--Victorian Decorating & Lifestyle

"Sure to be remembered as one of the most surprising and delightful additions to holiday books in a long time."
--Tampa Tribune

"Author Diane Arkins has collected old-fashioned poems and prose, vivid images, and fanciful illustration to recreate a holiday based on the joy of the harvest. If you love Halloween, you'll love this."
--Country Collectibles

Halloween Merrymaking: An Illustrated Celebration of Fun, Food, and Frolics from Halloweens Past offers fascinating material from vintage party guides and magazines that guided hostesses in their quests to stage parties worthy of the holiday's reputation for mystery and fun. Filled with illustrations and mementos, this book pays splendid tribute to the imaginative festivities of yesteryear.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589801134
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2003
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,004,262
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Diane C. Arkins graduated with a B.S. in journalism from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. She first published feature stories at age nineteen in Seventeen, Co-Ed, and Woman's Day magazines. She has also been a contributing editor for Country Accents magazine and writes regularly for several national magazines. Arkins's other titles include Halloween: Romantic Art and Customs of Yesteryear, Halloween: Romantic Art and Customs of Yesteryear Postcard Book, and Halloween Merrymaking: An Illustrated Celebration of Fun, Food, and Frolics from Halloweens Past, all published by Pelican.
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Table of Contents

Preface 7
Introduction 9
How Inviting! 17
Haunt the Halls 25
Do Me a Favor 34
The Halloween Table 38
Food with a Side of Fun 46
Get Me to the Masquerade in Disguise 60
Frolics and Soothsaying 65
Brewsome Stunts in a Teacup 75
Black-Cat Balls and Halloween "Germans" 79
Fun for Pint-Sized Goblins 82
Halloween Articles from Yesteryear 89
Resource Guide 106
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