Monday, October 10, 2011

How to Run a Successful (Hallowe'en) Party

Over half a century ago, Elizabeth King was the "Fun Editor" of Parents Magazine, and in 1952, she wrote and designed this charming little "donut party fun" booklet. Her definition of a good party (taken from the intro): "Never a dull moment... and to avoid these dull moments, be sure something is happening every minute." She goes on to say some other stuff too, but the sum-up of her ideas is as follows: "Parties establish a pleasant home life, make for better citizens, and turns children into charming hosts and and hostesses. Most of the effective things in our lives are sugar coated-- and that, I suppose, goes for donuts too!" I have to agree... although anything combined with donuts sounds good to me!










13 comments:

Colleen E. Conrad said...

That lil donut girl looks as if she's being fed by two other people! Nutritious! They must be veggie donuts!

Mr. Cavin said...

Oh I see. I just need to hang my copper-flavored liquorice doughnuts from the chandelier.

This is so great!

prof. grewbeard said...

this makes my teeth hurt...

It Came From The Man Cave said...

that is cool do you think they would do this in today's world

Frank Forte said...

cool illos in that top article

Anonymous said...

I could almost imagine an episode of The Simpsons featuring Marge throwing a donut party for Homer's birthday...

Mmmmmm, Donuts


I'm suprised Krispy Creme or Dunkin Donuts never thought of offering booklets like these to their customers

Pappy said...

Ha-ha. At first glance I thought the title of the article was "How To RUIN a Successful Party."

Craftypants Carol said...

Looks like I'm gonna have to hang donuts from my ceiling too! And I don't mind one bit.

Karswell said...

How about ruining a perfect party by hanging donuts from the ceiling with hot dogs stuck in / through the donut hole? Instant Adult Weenie Witch Donut Party!

Craftypants Carol said...

I don't see how that would ruin anything. :)

Karswell said...

Haha, I knew you were going to say that... I was just playing on Pappy's comment too. I'm sure he would agree with you as well!

Craftypants Carol said...

Sorry - in all the wiener through the donut hole excitement I missed Pappy's comment.

Karswell said...

Tis easy to get distracted among all these danglin wieners and stuffed holes!