Friday, December 30, 2011

It's Only A Paper Punch Bowl

It may be only a paper moon sailing over a cardboard sea, like the song says - that's true. But you can also throw a New Year's party for all your rowdy friends using nothing but paper, according to this 1952 ad.

This is just what we all need to get for tomorrow night: a nice paper punch bowl that looks like an"old oaken bucket." Forget about that Waterford crystal punch bowl and the matching cups that you have stashed in the china closet.

Because on New Year's Eve you just know that someone's going to break something. But they won't be able to crack that paper bucket, now, will they? No sir, they will not.

And you know what else you can get? How about a crepe paper candlestick? Oh, don't worry! It is "fire-proofed for extra safety." And you'll have a bucket of punch to toss on the crepe paper candlestick just in case, anyway. Yes, this is going to be some party, all right.

5 comments:

Rose said...

"Fire-proofed for extra safety"...priceless!

DearHelenHartman said...

I will light a paper candle in memory of all the trees that were mowed down to satisfy the paper craze of old.

Mike said...

I'd fear that my staunch insistence upon paper everything would cause me to lose friends, and I'd also have to fashion paper people to go to the party.

vanilla said...

A paper party New Year. That's really living it up!

Dieter Moitzi said...

Now talk about come stylish party decoration! I feel completely tacky with my silver cutlery and crystal glasses! Paper rules!
A Happy New One (with a chuckle) from Paris...