A HALLOWEEN party is probably the only gathering where the stiffness and formality entirely disappear. Every one is in for a good time, and should be dressed in old clothes ready to try all sorts of experiments. Decorate the room appropriately with pumpkin jack-o'-lanterns, greens, weird lights, and strings of peppers, if possible. Mirrors should be in profusion. Effective lights may be made from cucumbers by scraping out the inside and cutting holes in the rind for eyes and nose, and placing a candle in each. Persons dressed as ghosts may receive the guests and usher them into the room where the fun is to be. As soon as a person enters, the host, who is not a ghost, blindfolds the victim, and those already in the room take turns shaking hands with him. He has to guess who each person is. It is marvellous how many mistakes will be made, even if the guests are the best of friends.
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Going To China
This is a catch game for those who have never played it. The leader begins by saying, 'I'm going to sail for China next week, I would like to have you go, what will you take?' This question is asked every player and there are many different answers, but all cannot go, as they have not answered correctly. The point is, if you wish to go sailing, you must take something which commences with the same letter as the initial of your last name. The leader then says, 'You can go.' For example, suppose the player who is asked the question says she will take bananas. If her last name begins with B she can go, but if not, the leader says, 'Lou cannot go this trip.' The game continues until every one has guessed the trick and they can all go.