Tradition of Dressing in Costume
The first official Halloween celebration was in Anoka, MN in 1921. Colonial Halloween celebrations included ghost stories and trouble making. Then in the mid-1800s Amercians began dressing in costumes and going house-to-house asking for food or money, which we now call trick-or-treat. By the early 1900s Halloween parties were focused on festive costumes, games and food. By 1950s Halloween was a holiday for the children.