05107 Vintage Victorian Halloween Decoration
For some of us, Halloween is the most looked forward to holiday of the year. The mystery and ghostly magic of Halloween attracts us, coaxing us to put on our best disguises and effort into the crisp fall air to mingle with the goblins and spirits that are about.
Halloween parties are a mutual percentage of October 31 revelry. If you’re taking into account throwing a spooky shindig this year, undertake conjuring up a vintage Halloween party, and let every one else go in front with creating a garden potpourri party.
To devise an old-time Halloween party, start out by focusing on these key concepts: ornate Halloween decorations; keeping things spooky, but not gruesome; and parlor games (beer pong does not qualify).
Toward the end of the Victorian Era in America, Halloween became less horrendous and more fun. At that time, every one was attempting to keep up with, and surpass “the Jones’” too. This lead to Halloween requests to take part and party decorations that were cute, only a bit macabre, and more or less fancily decorated. You’ve seen the old fashioned Halloween greeting cards that show a cute child being chased by a not-too-scary ghost. These are colorful and fanciful. That’s the idea for your vintage Halloween party. Colorful (but not too colorful), fanciful, and just a bit scary.
Luckily, you may find numerous nice “vintage” requests to take part and decorations at special line of work stores and online. Keep in mind that in Victorian and post Victorian days, people often times went all out when decorating. You may find framed art, wall hangings, tablecloths and napkins, candelabras and chandeliers, dishes, plates, goblets and glasses, and other items to decorate with in stores, at thrift shops and yard and estate sales.
One interesting Halloween embellishing idea would be to use mismatched china (or not china) and drinking glasses and goblets in black, white, brown, or orange. These Halloween colors will lend a seasonal appeal to your table, and the disjointed, mismatched nature of them will keep guests a bit off kilter.
And consider non-traditional Halloween decor, too. A black and white framed print of a full moon, or a picture of the old-time Man in the Moon would look outstanding looking at over guests. A black crow or two perched on top of a shelf or watching over the feed table will add an air of ominous fun.
A vintage Halloween party won’t be vintage without a heap of type of parlor game. Set up a Ouija Board, or have one of your guests read the future by looking into a crystal ball (or hire a fortune teller).
Because galore parlor games from the Victorian Era were focalized on when or who somebody would marry, they may or may not work for your party situation. To predict when a party guest will marry, blindfold the guest and have her undertake to blow out a lit candle. If she blows it out in one breath, she’ll marry within a year. Two or three tries means she’ll have to wait a couple years. More than three breaths proposes that the player must give up on romance for the rest of the current year.
If weather permits, set up a few outdoor games that may be adapted to Halloweening, such as a big board painted with a jack-o-lantern face with the eyes, nose and mouth cut out–this makes for a fun ring or beanbag toss game.
You may set the scene for a thrilling and chilling vintage Halloween party by planning for fanciful fun, using only somewhat frightful old style decorations; and by arranging for numerous fun games for your guests to entertain themselves with.