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Halloween Parties and Games
Reprinted from Games for Hallowe'en
by Mary E. Blain
Published in 1912


Halloween or Hallow-Even is the last night of October, being the eve or vigil of All-Hallow's or All Saint's Day, and no holiday in all the year is so informal or so marked by fun both for grown-ups as well as children as this one. On this night there should be nothing but laughter, fun and mystery. It is the night when Fairies dance, Ghosts, Witches, Devils and mischief-making Elves wander around. It is the night when all sorts of charms and spells are invoked for prying into the future by all young folks and sometimes by folks who are not young.

In getting up a Halloween Party everything should be made as secret as possible, and each guest bound to secrecy concerning the invitations.

Any of the following forms of invitations might be used:

Witches and Choice Spirits of Darkness
will hold High Carnival at my house,
(insert day), October 31st,
at eight o'clock. Come prepared to test your fate.
Costume, Witches, Ghosts, etc.

Miss/Mr. (insert name) will expect to see
you at his/her Halloween Party Wednesday,
Oct. 31st, at 8 o'clock. S/he begs
that you will come prepared to
participate in the mysteries and rites of
All Hallow's Eve, and to wear
a costume appropriate to the occasion.

On (insert day), Oct. 31st, at 8 o'clock,
I shall celebrate Halloween and hope
that you will come and participate in the
mysteries and rites of All Hallow's Eve,
so come prepared to learn your fate.

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