WWII Halloween Menu ~1943

Colorful WWII Halloween Menu.


Happy Halloween, everyone! Here’s a fascinating Halloween menu from World War II – its purpose was to be festive and improve morale. The chef deliberately chooses foods with fall colors. Notice the mention of rationing and food shortages. Read more about this menu’s preparation here.

Source: The Evening Star, 1943.

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  1. Interesting to read that American adults had a history of riotous Halloween parties! I thought that was a relatively recent celebration for adults.

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    1. Just watched a movie set in the 1920s where there was an elaborate adult costume party – I think that we’re all secretly looking for an excuse to get dressed up and boogie woogie 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!


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