A Halloween How-to: Costumes, Parties, Decorations, and Destinations

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Pelican Publishing Company, 2001 - Cooking - 272 pages
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What is the difference between a goblin and a ghoul? What's the recipe for pumpkin soup? Where can you see the oldest Halloween parade in the United States? Have you ever wondered how to keep your carved pumpkin from decaying too quickly? If you're looking for information and instructions about every aspect of Halloween, you've come to the right place. A Halloween How-To is packed with ideas for October 31. There are fifty great costumes you can make yourself, recipes for everything from fake blood to pumpkin soup, and lists of great movies, CDs, and spooky books. Lesley Bannatyne has even assembled a number of games drawn from early twentieth-century Halloween celebrations, and includes sample text for party invitations. (Our Halloween: Romantic Art and Customs of Yesteryear postcards are great to use with these!) One of the nation's foremost authorities on Halloween, Lesley Pratt Bannatyne has shared her vast knowledge of the holiday in television specials for New England Cable News, Nickelodeon, and the History Channel. She was an invited speaker at the Global Halloween Convergence in 2000, and has also served as guest lecturer at the St. Louis Museum of Art. For more than twenty years, Ms. Bannatyne also has been active in the theater. She currently is co-director of Invisible Cities Group and co-artistic director of the Studebaker Theater. Ms. Bannatyne resides in Somerville, Massachusetts, and has been named one of "Boston's 100 Interesting Women" by Boston Woman magazine. Ms. Bannatyne's first book, Halloween: An American Holiday, An American History (pb original) is also available from Pelican.

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Contents

Acknowledgments
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Introduction
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Decorating Your House and Yard
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Copyright

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One of the nation's foremost authorities on Halloween, Lesley Pratt Bannatyne has shared her vast knowledge of the holiday in television specials for Nickelodeon and the History Channel. For more than twenty years, she also has been active in the theater. She currently is co-director of Invisible Cities Group and co-artistic director of the Studebaker Theater. Ms. Bannatyne resides in Medford, Massachusetts, and has been named one of Boston's 100 Interesting Women by Boston Woman magazine.

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