Dennison’s Bogie Book — A 1913 Guide for Vintage Decorating and Entertaining at Halloween

March 27, 2014 - Comment

Originally published in 1913, this Bogie Book features the following ideas and suggestions for planning and decorating for vintage Halloween celebrations: hallway with stair decorations; nursery rhyme themed Halloween room decorations; mantel and fireplace decorations; pumpkin table with fringed flounce; design suggestions for place cards, invitations, dance and menu cards; old time games and stunts

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Originally published in 1913, this Bogie Book features the following ideas and suggestions for planning and decorating for vintage Halloween celebrations: hallway with stair decorations; nursery rhyme themed Halloween room decorations; mantel and fireplace decorations; pumpkin table with fringed flounce; design suggestions for place cards, invitations, dance and menu cards; old time games and stunts for halloween including: tin woodman without a heart, masks hung around the room and each containing a fortune, dance party game choices and much more; Halloween lunch table decoration; kettle table with fire decoration; design ideas for ice cups, nut cups and novelties; numerous ideas for making Halloween themed favors and prizes; a fantastically detailed “well of truth” game using an inventive creation for the crystal ball with fun, detailed instructions on telling fortunes based on choosing colors. This book also includes all of the original price lists for the Dennison stock goods (cut-outs, napkins, crepe paper, festoons, garlands, place cards, gummed silhouettes, etc) — perfect for the collector of vintage Dennison ephemera. The Dennison Bogie books featured amazingly creative displays of festooned crepe swags and garland, hanging decorations depicting witches, ghosts, scary pumpkins, black cats and other symbols we associate with Halloween as well as a vast array of games and favors. The Bogie Books were a great source for party planning, each year showing different ideas to match the new products being released by Dennison. They continue to be a great resource for party planning and provide interesting old-time party tips and suggestions. Sample book pages are shown at the top of this page. ***FOR MORE BOGIE BOOKS, please see our other listings***

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