Big Social Event
Cliffside, Nov. 8—On Hallowe’en night, seventy-five expectant guests arrived promptly on the stroke of 7:30 o’clock at the lovely home of Dr. and Mrs. J. R. Shull, in response to the following invitations, sent out in the shape of unique Halloween favors.
On Hallowe’en we’d have
you meet the folk from
Fairyland, so don’t forget
As you will understand
October 30th, 1920
7:13 to 10:23 in the evening
The living room parlor and dining room were thrown en suite and beautifully decorated in autumn leaves and flowers, gold and black crepe paper. The arch between dining room and parlor was artistically banked with cornstalks and many hued autumn leaves. Streamers of black and gold paper were draped from the chandelier across the rooms. Black cats and miniature witches hung in the windows and from every nook and corner Jack-o’-lanterns and pumpkins grinned in a very realistic fashion…
As the ghostly figures arrived they were silently ushered into the dimly lighted parlor where the traditional witch served her brew from a pot hung from the tripod. Then, in turn the guests were taken to the fortuneteller who, with true magic, charmed or dismayed her subjects by her predictions for future happiness or woe…
The refreshments were very appropriate and consisted of small pumpkin tarts, marshmallows and popcorn roasted on the small fire, apples,and English walnuts…
The hands of the clock flew around to 12:23 as if on witches wings and the guests began a reluctant departure almost overwhelming the host and hostess in their eagerness to express gratitude for such a delightful and enjoyable evening..
Note: To throw this party, the hosts must have returned from Charlotte, where they had moved the previous January.
This item was printed in The Sun on November 10, 1920.