Carved pumpkins, lit with small candles, hide in every nook and corner. Even the vases filled with flowers are made of carved out pumpkins. Wood is crackling and blazing in the large fireplace, as if anxious to do its part to make everyone happy. Activites:
Hanging from the ceiling is a branch of evergreen with nuts suspended in such a fashion that they readily fall to the floor when given a slight shake. Before this is done, however, each child is given a paper bag to hold the nuts, which tumble in all directions.
Then a huge pasteboard pumpkin covered with yellow crinkled paper is brought in. Bright colored ribbons hang over the sides, and when the small boys and girls take turns in pulling them, out comes all sorts of little toys and trinkets.
Before supper is announced the children are given party horns and hats. After putting them on, they march from the living room into the hall and to the dining room, to a merry marching song.