Saturday, October 23, 2010

Vintage 1950's Mid-Century Halloween Trick or Treat Bags

I love these large "lots" of vintage Halloween treat bags. These are the small bags, made to stuff a few pieces of precious candy into for parties or Trick or Treat.

(These are NOT mine, but can be found currently for sale, on eBay).

I remember the thrill of getting one of these while Trick or Treating. Not just one piece of candy, but a whole cute little bag of candy!!

Well, it was a big deal for me, I'm sure I am not alone!

(Click on images to see a larger version of these charmers).

And of course, we need a larger bag to fill up with the goodies we got while making our way around neighborhoods after dark, on that special night...

I was pleasantly surprised to find vintage Trick or Treat bags are quite affordable on places like eBay.

The history of Trick or Treating goes way back, to All Souls Day parades in England. During the festivities, poor citizens would beg for food and families would give them pastries called "soul cakes" in return for their promise to pray for the family's dead relatives.

Trick or Treating Facts:

*Kids’ favorite candy stops are homes that offer “anything made with chocolate” (68 percent) followed by lollipops (9 percent), gummy candy (7 percent) and bubble gum or chewing gum (7 percent). (Reported by National Confectioners Association)

*The National Confectioners Association reported in 2005 that 80 percent of adults in America planned to give out candy to trick-or-treaters, and that 93 percent of children planned to go trick-or-treating.

*For its historic neighborhood gatherings and holiday spirit, National Confectioners Association also crowned Boston the 2006 Trick-or-Treat Capital of the United States.

*Kids' least favorite items to get in their trick-or-treat bags were fruit and salty snacks like chips and pretzels.

How many of you have or collect vintage Halloween things?

Happy Saturday!!