Free Printable Halloween Numbered Labels Plus Blanks. Great for costume contests, pumpkin decorating contests, food labeling, ice breakers, & more.
Any Halloween party with a contest benefits from being organized. Have you ever been at a Halloween costume contest voting for your favorite (or most creative) and five people are trying to ask the one crazy costume person “What ARE you? How should I write it down?”
Or a costume contest where five little girls are all dressed as Elsa? Hmm…does that sound like personal experience?
Hence, free printable Halloween numbered labels. Pass them out and people vote for their favorite number. At the FRG meeting, we also used the numbers to designate painted pumpkins for people to vote on. You can also use them to label food dishes!
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History of Halloween
Maybe it’s my history major. Or maybe it’s because every single year, I see some people angry on Facebook about Halloween. Some think it’s a pagan holiday and people who celebrate it are un-Christian. Others are pagans themselves and are angry at non-pagans appropriating their holiday.
I wish everyone would just relax. Who doesn’t love a holiday that involves candy and costumes?
After all these centuries, Halloween is a mixture of a bunch of holidays. It has origins in the Celtic practice Samhain.
But as often happens, when a new culture arrives, things get changed. In this case, when the Romans arrived- not one, but two different holidays were combined with it. “The first was Feralia, a day in late October when the Romans traditionally commemorated the passing of the dead. The second was a day to honor Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit and trees.”
In 1000 A.D., the Church made November 1st All Saint’s Day. The evening before began to be called “All-hollows” (from Middle English Alholowmesse meaning All Saints’ Day).
In early America, the holiday wasn’t celebrated very often due to rigid Protestant beliefs. By the second half of the 19th century, it was a widespread celebration.
A concerted effort was made by newspapers and community leaders in late 1800s was made to make Halloween more about community and get-togethers. Many of the leftover pagan rituals were removed. Games, seasonal food, and costumes became widespread.
And by 2020, pet costumes are becoming increasingly common.
These are approximately 1/6 the size of a sheet of paper. Large enough to be able to see clearly, not so large they get in the way. Along with numbers 1-42, I also have a sheet of blanks. People can write their own “names” or descriptions, or you can use them to label food or tables.
There is one file for the numbers 1-42.
There is another file for the blank ones.
• Print options: regular paper works, but I suggest card stock for hardier cards.
• All of the files are in pdf below. Click on the “download” button below each image. So, if you want all 24 clues plus the two pages of blanks, there are six files to download.
All of the Halloween numbered labels are in a single pdf file:
What Did You Use Them For?
Did you like the labels? Comment below letting me know what you used them for.
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