Have an Old-fashioned Halloween with Fun Halloween Party Ideas

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Have some old-fashioned fun! Read about Halloween history, including the Halloween myths and Halloween games played in the Victorian era. What is Halloween? Of course we cannot all be  startlingly clever, but Halloween, which comes on October 31st, offers a splendid opportunity for originality and great fun.



Try the unusual this year and have an old-fashioned Halloween! Have your own 1920s Halloween Party with inspiration from Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey, or the Great Gatsby with these suggestions! Suggestions for an ambitious hostess with the absolute guarantee that no matter what other reactions her guests may have, they will certainly not be bored!



Ideas for Halloween

Halloween decorations, Halloween party ideas, fun games, eeire table decorations and more! Filled with old-fashioned Halloween fun. 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. Ideas for Halloween fun



Eastern State Penitentiary

Historic Haunted Attraction

Set inside the massive castle-like walls of the 182 year old Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, the setting for Terror Behind the Walls is creepy in itself.

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Halloween MenuHalloween Luncheon Menu

Have a Victorian style Halloween luncheon. Set a round table without a tablecloth and have all the decorations in brown, or in yellow and brown. Next prepare the menu to have a Victorian Halloween luncheon.

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Halloween CostumesPaper Costumes for Kids

Colorful kids costumes to make from a vintage 1920s booklet will entertain children of all ages. The paper costumes can be created with a wide variety of colorful crepe paper - perfect for school plays, or playing make-believe on a rainy afternoon. Halloween Costumes >>


Halloween Things That "Go Bump" at Historic Village

Children trick-or-treating around the Center Village will be greeted by ghosts, goblins, witches, and wizards and spooky decorations and special effects.



Victorian Cape May

Halloween Happenings in Cape May

Have a Victorian style Halloween ... Spooky characters take over Cape May’s original haunted house, the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate.




Costumes for Kids Children's Costumes

Elaborate fancy dress or masquerade parties were popular for children and adults during the reign of Queen Victoria. Featured are an assortment of extravagant childrens costumes for fancy dress in the 1890s.

Costumes for Kids



Fancy Dress PartyFancy Dress Party

An elaborate fancy dress party for the rich and famous with fabulous fancy dress costumes was given in New York.

“It was the best-ordered, the most cool, delicately lighted, and enjoyable fancy dress party ever given in New York.”

Fancy Dress Party



Fancy Dress Fancy Dress Party - What to Wear

Illustrated article about the popular lady's, men's and children's costumes for a Victorian fancy dress ball ... masks, styles, and prices.

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Fun Halloween Ideas


Halloween Decorations


Halloween Decorations


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Jack-O-Lantern Party


Decorating Ideas for Halloween


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Halloween Dinner for Kids


What is Halloween? History & Myths

What is Halloween? History & Myths

halloween centerpiece

Invite Friends for a Halloween Luncheon


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Ideas for Halloween Party



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