A trip down memory lane gives viewers a peek into Halloween in the 1960s. During this time, many Halloween decorations and costumes were handmade. Some stores did sell candy and plastic masks.
The video shows store posters and advertisements. One store poster advertises costumes for $1.67 and candy corn for $0.39 per pound. These prices are astounding as we are accustomed to paying much more for Halloween treats and costumes.
There are similarities between how Halloween was celebrated in the ‘60s to how we know it today. People would attend parties, go to haunted houses and carve pumpkins. Kids would trick-or-treat at dusk, getting candy, fruit, and other homemade treats.
At the end of trick-or-treating, kids rushed home and dumped out all their candy. While some parents allowed kids to eat as much as they wanted, others limited the sugar intake and put the remaining candy out of reach. Even after 50 years, some things never change.
The video ends with a montage of photos to prompt viewers into remembering their own Halloween experiences in the 1960s.
Many viewers commented about their homemade costumes and noted it was a safer time when they could trick-or-treat without parent supervision. They also talk about how the festivities seem to last later in the night (9 pm) rather than how they notice trick-or-treating seems to end around 8 pm now.
The comments were filled with people reliving the memories of their own Halloween experiences. From trick-or-treating late into the night to the Halloween-themed toys and candies, some of our fondest childhood memories are from this spooktacular day.