Halloween is one of the most fun holidays to celebrate, with endless ways to incorporate a vintage theme. Here are a few party and decorating suggestions to help you get in the spirit!
Halloween Theme Parties
1. The Monster Mash- Based on the 1962 song by Bobby "Boris" Pritchett and the Cryptkickers . Have all guests dress in classic horror attire, ghosts, ghouls, zombies, mad scientists, drac, frank, vampyra and other assorted creatures of the night. Play oldies like the "Purple People Eater", "Zombie Jamboree", "Werewolves of London" and "Black Majic Woman". More horror themed music can be found here. And lets not forget the horrifically hilarious 1959 Halloween tunes of Spike Jones .
2. Fright Night Prom- Everyone has to dress in a prom outfit from their favorite era. The more fashionably outrageous, the better. A king and queen have to be crowned and prizes given for the the trashiest, tackiest outfit. Guests who show up with their actual prom picture get a special prize, as long as the photos are from the 1980’s or before.
3. Dead Legends- All guests have to dress as famous dead people. Ideas for couples, Romeo and Juliet, Bonnie and Clyde, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio, Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracey.
You can check out the Vintage Halloween Store for party decor and other fun stuff to buy. Below are a few of the items I found there. Really cute charm bracelets, wine charms, lanterns and cute little picks for your baked treats, all with a vintage Halloween look.
Another great place for inspiration is the Halloween Museum . Not only do they have great decorating ideas, but they also sell collectible vintage Halloween costumes.