Halloween Cardboard Die-Cut Gallery: Bats and Ghosts


Welcome back, foolish mortals, to our haunted mansion of the macabre!  Today we continue with our series on vintage Halloween decorations!  Our ghastly line-up today features die-cut images of bats and ghosts!


Halloween cardboard cutouts reached peak popularity in the second half of the 20th century.  There are a few companies that were quite well-known for manufacturing these paper masterpieces.  The most renowned of these is The Beistle Company.  Beistle was founded in 1900 and, since then, has produced some of the most iconic images of the Halloween season.  Beistle is still in business today, and remains a giant in the party products industry, but the company’s current output pails in comparison to what was produced in the last century.  That being said, they offer a limited line of vintage reproduction products called “Vintage Beistle”.  The line-up is rather small and doesn’t delve too deeply into the massive catalog of products released from the 1920s through the 1980s.

Another manufacturer of macabre images is Eureka!  Eureka created dozens of die-cuts that defined October in the 1970s and 1980s.  Enjoy today’s images, many of which are of Beistle and Eureka products, and stay tuned for more devilishly delightful die-cut art!

Halloween Activities Week: JELLO Halloween Mold Kit

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For years, Jello Jigglers have been a holiday treat enjoyed by young and old.  This year, however, Jello has released a ready-made family fun kit to help with the Jiggler-making process.

The Jello Jigglers Mold Kit is available at a variety of retailers, from supermarkets to Walmart.  It comes with almost everything you need to create your own Jack-O’-Lantern, Bat, and Ghost Jigglers.  Included is an orange rubber-like mold tray that yields six shapes, one 6 oz. package of grape gelatin dessert mix, and one 6 oz. package of orange gelatin dessert mix.  Cutout instructions are provided on the back of the box.

What are some other Halloween food kits you have seen this year?  Share your finds in the comments section below!