My happy thought... When I was a kid my mom gave me one of these books and for some reason it was one of my most treasured items. It was from the 1940s, and appealed to my creative instincts. It was lost long ago. They reflect a time when people were more creative and hard working, instead of buying plastic junk from China we have today. First published in 1920, this Bogie Book features the following ideas with suggestions for planning, decorating and preparing a party that won't soon be forgotten: a lively home Halloween party; card party on October 31; planning refreshments for the party (including menu and beverage ideas); business girl's halloween party; a dinner dance; supper at the club on Halloween; decorations for school hall, club or parish house; Halloween games including the cup of fate, matrimonial race, ghostly fate, witch's cats, blindfolded partners, spinning the web of fate, apple ten pins, ghostly lites and more; a fabulous rhyming interactive ghost story; costume ideas (for plans and instructions for costumes, please see our Dennison Costume books); decorations for harvest time and thanksgiving. Centerpieces, favors and novelties such as a black cat charm, cat score card, witch pencil, cat balloon, ghostly prize, cat bag, witch horn, witch serving cup, cat serving tray, pirate jack horner pie, pumpkin clown serving cup, candy candlesticks, clown candy holder and so many more are all pictured with instructions on how to make. For Thanksgiving and Harvest Time, the book gives how-to's for a pumpkin blossom balloon, harvest place card, corn and pumpkin centerpiece, gobolink serving cup, corn whistle, pumpkin blossom gobolink, turkey napkin holder, horn of plenty and much more. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process.