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Halloween How-To: Costumes, Parties, Decorations and Destinations
     

Halloween How-To: Costumes, Parties, Decorations and Destinations

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by Lesley Bannatyne
 

A must-have for everybody who loves costumes, parties, and ghouls. There are recipes, music and movie tips, instructions for costumes, decorating tips, themes for parties, and even travel tips for some of the best haunted houses, pumpkin patches, parades, and ghost tours in the country.

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A must-have for everybody who loves costumes, parties, and ghouls. There are recipes, music and movie tips, instructions for costumes, decorating tips, themes for parties, and even travel tips for some of the best haunted houses, pumpkin patches, parades, and ghost tours in the country.

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Publishers Weekly
In this entertaining romp, Bannatyne discusses Halloween trends past and present, dissecting such fun topics as costumes, recipes, movies, parties, myths and expeditions (Salem or bust!). She even closes with an up-to-the-minute chapter on "what's next" in Halloween observance. (According to the author, disguising yourself as a pillowcase ghost is so very last year, but you can't go wrong with classic monsters such as vampires and witches.) One of the most fascinating chapters addresses some of the myths about Halloween. Bannatyne claims, for example, that the razor-blades-in-apples-scare is merely an urban legend with no basis in fact. Who knew? (Sept.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565547742
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/31/2001
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

One of the nation's foremost authorities on Halloween, Lesley Pratt Bannatyne has shared her vast knowledge of the holiday in television specials for Nickelodeon and the History Channel. For more than twenty years, she also has been active in the theater. She currently is co-director of Invisible Cities Group and co-artistic director of the Studebaker Theater. Ms. Bannatyne resides in Medford, Massachusetts, and has been named one of Boston's 100 Interesting Women by Boston Woman magazine.

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Halloween How-To: Costumes, Parties, Decorations and Destinations 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The best book on decorating, costumes, spooky music, creating home haunts, etc. Not geared toward children's parties, but genuine spooky, adult fun. A great source for anyone serious about Halloween.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Here is a book that is chock full of halloween goodies, including illustrated gags and some great places to visit. This has quickly become my guide for halloween.I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for some new fresh ideas on how to make the most out of your halloween.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best how-to for serious Halloweeners I've come across. Finally, something with substance for party-givers and yard haunters! Plus it's sprinkled through with lots of fascinating historical tidbits and great stories about folks in the boo-biz. The costumes and recipes alone are worth the price of admission, and I also enjoyed thumbing through the various celebrations across the country. There's so much here you'll want to take your time.