Vintage Halloween Adverts

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It’s that time of year again… cold, dark nights; clocks are turned back (this coming Sunday!); blustery days… Halloween and Bonfire Night are just around the corner. This year we’re having a Halloween party and have asked people to dress up. Aidan and I have got some pretty snazzy costumes to wear – although, as I’m typing this, mine isn’t exactly finished… or started… To get some ideas for the food and drinks, I decided to look up vintage Halloween adverts. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, I wasn’t disappointed. Here are some of my favourites, gathered together in one place. Thanks to anyone I’ve nabbed them off!

Brach's Halloween Candies Advert
Brach’s Halloween Candies Advert
1950s Pepsi Halloween Advert
1950s Pepsi Halloween Advert
Reddiwip 1950s Halloween Advert
Reddiwip 1950s Halloween Advert
Vintage Halloween Sweets Advert
Vintage Halloween Sweets Advert
Vintage Griffin Boot Polish Halloween Pinup advert
Vintage Griffin Boot Polish Halloween Pinup advert
Vintage Curtiss Sweets Halloween Advert
Vintage Curtiss Sweets Halloween Advert
1950s Milky Way Bar Halloween Advert
1950s Milky Way Bar Halloween Advert
Blatz Beer Halloween Advert
Blatz Beer Halloween Advert
Cracker Jack Halloween advert
Cracker Jack Halloween advert
Vintage Wrigley's Gum Halloween Advert
Vintage Wrigley’s Gum Halloween Advert
Vintage Halloween Chewing Gum advert
Vintage Halloween Chewing Gum advert

I’m not sure I’d want to answer the door to that last kid… My favourite advert out of these is the Pepsi one. Perhaps next year, I’ll be able to copy that costume rather than being restricted to ones of a rotund nature!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. sue says:

    What great advertisements! The cat on the paper bag is a keeper. The sexy witch…I thought the 50’s were against sex, or was it just allowed in advertising? Wonder what the ghost has in mind? The mom holding those 2 full boxes of candy bars has incredible finger strenght, don’t you agree?
    I can just hear the last kid talkin’ like a little gangster and demanding candy, or else. Great post, thanks for the wonderful graphics.

  2. reretro says:

    it’s real whipped cream! okkkkkkkay….all good!

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