I found this booklet, How to Plan and Give Parties with Personality, in with some cookbooks that I got at a garage sale once upon a time.
It's from 1953, published by Thos. D. Richarson Co., the company who made those little pillow mints that were popular in the 1950's and 1960's. Every little wedding shower, baby shower, or anything back then had nuts and these mints. Do you remember them?
I remember thinking, when I was a kid, that I would surely grow up to be at parties like this, dressed like this, with Frank Sinatra songs playing in the background.
Never. Not even close.
This booklet was fun to look at, but it's weird to think that anyone ever really used the information in it or took it seriously.
But those were some tasty mints!