Four gala parties, planned down to the last festive detail and guaranteed to show the children the time of their young lives. THE INSTITUTE • Willie Mae Rogers, director FOODS AND COOKERY • Dorothy B. Marsh, director Carol Brock, hostess editor Erva Jean Vosburgh, Ellen H. Connelly, associate editors Mary Eckley, Virginia V. Voboril, assistant editors
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Shrill the wind and wild the night; Spooks go prowling, black cats fight; So set your spooky fears aside And join us on a Broomstick Ride! BY RUTH H. BRENT This party should be planned and carried out by the teen-agers themselves—even to cooking the supper. Mother should stay in the background. Place: A rumpus room or good-sized living room. Of course, a cabin in the woods would also be ideal, as would the municipal recreation rooms set up by your park service.
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TEENS OF OUR TIMES BY HELENE WRIGHT No, we're not going to say what practically everyone always says about rebound romances — that they're unwise, unsafe, and should be avoided. We think they can be a very good thing indeed if one important fact is kept in mind: "Rebound" should be recognized for what it is, a reaction to another emotional situation. As long as yon don't fool yourself into taking a rebound romance too seriously, why shouldn't you enjoy whatever consolations there may be for your broken heart?
One change any meat-and-gravy man will like! Any woman can cook it fluffy every time In your heart you know it. You married a meat-and-gravy man who likes substantial meals and plain cooking. (And your children take after him.) So tonight you're going to serve up some savory pot roast, plump pork chops, or a steak (if it's the day after payday) and go heavy on the gravy.
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"Go West" Invitations Have your party in the wide-open spaces of your own back yard, with all the Western atmosphere you can muster. Even the invitations can have a "Go West" appeal for 7- to 11-year-olds if they're made this way: Paste brown wrapping paper onto thin cardboard; from it cut out a wagon like that above. From plain cardboard, cut out a wheel; sew it to the wagon, using a button as a hub. At the opposite end of the wagon, punch a hole; run yarn or twine through the hole; then tie it in place. On the wagon, write the rhyme, place and time of party, etc.
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Of all things, Mr. Bridegroom! Surely you don't expect that lovely new bride to get along without a telephone in the kitchen! Maybe there was a time when one telephone seemed enough, just as one radio and one bathroom and one car seemed enough. But everybody is used to more comfort and convenience these days. And there's nothing that makes life so much easier as telephones around the home.
Treasure-Map Invitations There's hardly a lad whose heart doesn't beat fast at the very thought of pirates and buried treasure. So for the invitation to this party, for boys of 7 years or more, cut a 12" x 4" piece of yellow construction or wrapping paper. Fold it in half. On the outside of the invitation, write the young host's name and address, etc.: "Captain Bob Foster's Birthday Party, 120 Valley Avenue, Blue Mountain, California, Friday, October 14th, 1955."
You may not feel "matronly"... but is dry skin making you look it? To a woman whose husband is starting to call her "mother" It's just a little habit that husbands often slip into—loving, maybe—but dangerous. Because, if you are spending more and more time on the children and neglecting yourself —the attractive girl your husband married—remember this: These are the very years when you can either grow lovelier—or just older!
by Jan Landon Facts and Fancies for the Girl in School "Frosh girls register here" is an official-looking sign that appears every September above little stands on the Cornell campus . . . unsuspecting girls don't know it's the upperclassmen's way of getting a new date list. Your own coffee van full of "Hobo Hash" is a cook-out-party special in Denver—it's a huge hamburger covered with lots of vegetables cooked and served in the metal container.
There she was waiting at the church . . . because the cutest boy of the neighborhood playing "groom" to her "bride" walked out on her . . . and told her why. Lucky little Edna—to learn so young what some people never realize at all —that halitosis (unpleasant breath) is a fault not easy to pardon. It was a lesson she never forgot. Later in life, attractive and sought-after, Listerine Antiseptic was a "must" before every date.