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Dollar Tree Halloween 2016!

In Decor, Dollar Store by Jenna Wolford

You guys know by now I love Dollar Tree! This year is no exception, and it’s like the official start of the Halloween season when I rush over to the Halloween stuff and pilfer through the goods. Here’s some of the neat offerings for 2016.

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2016 General Mills Monster Cereal: Vote Boo Berry!

In Advertising, Food by Jenna Wolford

2016 brings us the three familiar monster cereals again, Boo Berry, Count Chocula, and Franken Berry. For fun, General Mills is having a little election of their own. Personally I’d even take Franken Berry over, ahem, certain other actual candidates in actual elections.

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Carving Pumpkins: Pick out the Best & When to Carve!

In How-To, Pumpkin Carving by Jenna Wolford

It’s the second week of September, the summer temps are still lingering in the midwest, and everywhere I go the pumpkins are out in full force. Should you grab a pumpkin from a grocery store? Drive out to a farm to pick one? I don’t think it much matters, as long as you keep some tips in mind for picking …

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Vintage Cleveland Press Pumpkin Print

In Compy Stuff, Decor, Printables & Photoshop, Vintage by Jenna Wolford

I was reading a Facebook thread about all the good memories this pumpkin gave to people around this time of year. One commenter even remarked that this was their only Halloween decoration, a cutout from the Cleveland Press (defunct) of a grinning jack o lantern. I looked for a better quality but this appears to be the only one floating …

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1968 Ben Cooper “Spook Town” Halloween Costume Catalog

In Advertising, Costumes, Vintage by Jenna Wolford

The Ben Cooper company manufactured Halloween costumes from the 1930’s through the 1980’s in the USA, and was for a time one of the top 3 costume makers in the country, alongside Collegeville and the H. Halpern Company. The company was self-named. Ben Cooper was affected by the Chicago Tylenol murders and suffered losses because of the scare it threw …

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Dollar Tree Halloween 2015!

In Decor, Dollar Store by Jenna Wolford

Whoa, Dollar Tree’s 2015 Halloween catalog came late this year. About two months late, to be precise. But whatever, here’s some of the awesome goodies you can get for a buck this Halloween! Glow in the dark is right up my alley! The wooden signs will actually hold up for a couple of Halloweens outside. I might have to invest …

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2015 General Mills Monster Cereals Blippar and Castle Cut Outs

In Advertising, Food, Vintage by Jenna Wolford

The 2015 Halloween season ushers in another year of General Mills monster cereals. This year you can get Boo Berry, Count Chocula, and Frankberry. The boxes feature “We’re Alive!” in a yellow font with lightning behind it. On the back, you can experience interactive features if you download the Blippar app for your smartphone. And back again this are the …

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Sally’s Minneapolis Halloween 1957 Catalog

In Advertising, Costumes, Decor, Vintage by Jenna Wolford

Cover shows #135 deluxe masquerade costumes including Flash, Batman, Wonder Woman, Robin, Hawkman, and Green Lantern. #P2599 Transparent Plastic Masks. #M900 Luminous Might Masks. #M304 Plastic Space Masks. Vinyl plastic Halloween Masks Gauze masks and hooded masks! Rubber masks, some even glow in the dark. Adult sized pullover masks. Wigs, novelties, and accessories including rubber feet, makeup, third eyes, trick …

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McDonald’s Halloween Happy Meal: 2015 Halloween Pails MINIONS!

In Fast Food, McDonalds by Jenna Wolford

I was wrong!! Isn’t that fantastic to hear? Getting ahead of myself. In a post almost a month ago, I speculated that the Halloween premiums in the McDonald’s happy meals for 2015 were going to be the Hotel Transylvania 2 toys. My niece got the toys today and they’re doing 2 a week, which means they have time for Happy …

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1958-1959 Beistle Halloween Catalog

In Advertising, Die Cuts, Vintage by Jenna Wolford

Eye candy time! A 1958 – 1959 Beistle Company Halloween Catalog! Can you imagine seeing the display at 200 Fifth Avenue? Page one: No. 1503 Dan-Dee Hallowe’en Decorating Kit! A wide variety of attractive Halloween decorations, specially selected to satisfy most window trimmers needs. Stores working with “Special Promotions” and “Sales Boosters” know the value of trimming with colorful, eye-catching, …