Boomers See Another Halloween, Different Than They Remember

It’s Halloween Week … or should that be month. Houses have been decorated since the beginning of October, and it may be past Thanksgiving before some take down their decorations. The imagery and trappings of Halloween has become a multi-billion dollar industry. In boomer years, the majority of costumes and decorations were hand made. The day was mainly for kids, though teen parties began to proliferate during the boomer years. Nowadays, it seems like the event is being eclipsed by adult house parties and bars for parties and costume contests. Kids still trick or treat, of course, but by most pop historians’ take, the boomer years of the 1950s and ’60s were the heyday of Halloween for kids.

In the spirit of that nostalgia, then, take a look at these previously posted Mister Boomer entries about Halloween, when boomers ruled the night.

Boomers Loved Their Halloween Candy

Halloween Treats Were Boomers’ Bounty

Boomers Waited for the Holiday Season