I found this vintage package of navy blue Dennison crepe paper at The Salvation Army store. I'm guessing it's from maybe the 1930's?
Wow - if you had enough packages of it, just look at what you could do!
And I found this photo of some great-looking vintage packages somewhere on the internet - can't remember where now!
It came in a lot of colors:
This party book from 1949 belonged to my mother-in-law. I found it in the dining room buffet. I am sure she used it to make something for a holiday or bridge party back in the day:
Perhaps something with an Hawaiian theme:
Or an Asian theme?
Or maybe a lovely brunch setting, complete with waffle maker?
Things got a little crazier years down the road - just THINK what you might have been able to create with a little help from the mail-order brochure offered in this 1970 advertisement:
"Freak The World!"
And to think that all they used to want to do was have a simple and pleasant little party.
My, how times have changed.
Freak the world, people... freak the world.