Halloween

The marketing world has been trying to convert Sweden into embracing Halloween for several years now.  Candy, pumpkins and scary movies can be found.  However, Sweden hasn’t embraced the gluttony and most adults and kids are ambivalent.  A week before Halloween, Lily and her friend Rebecca attended a Halloween party held by the Arvika community and danced the night away.  Halloween night, we held our own party.  Grandma Phyllis sent a box of Halloween decorations and we had a great time decorating. Thank you, Phyllis!  We bought a pumpkin at a shocking price, made ginger ale and sorbet punch, baked cupcakes and Scary Finger cookies.  Thanks you Julie for the recipe!  Our guests brought food.  Yarrow painted a pumpkin for “Pin the Nose on the pumpkin,”  Lily organized a treasure hunt to the kids and acted as MC during our game of Halloween word pictionary.  Camilla provided the tub for bobbing for apples.  It was a fun evening.

Mathias, Elizabet, Noah and Elias as the Star Wars family

Mathias, Elizabet, Noah and Elias as the Star Wars family.

Anders as Emperor, Camilla as Princess Leia with attitude, and the real Leia as a dog..

Anders as Emperor, Camilla as Princess Leia with attitude, and the real Leia as a dog.

Martin, Mia, Hilda and Ingrid

Martin, Mia, Hilda and Ingrid

Lily and her teachers

Lily and her teachers, Anna-Lena and Carolina (green-faced witch). Carolina won the costume contest.

Magnus and Lily playing Pictionary

Magnus and Lily playing Halloween Pictionary

That is an apple, not a heart.

That is an apple, not a heart, despite Yarrow's punk vampire get-up.

Pirate-Kurt bobbing for apples.

Kurt, the pirate, bobbing for apples.

Betsey and Lily chatting with teachers, Anna-Lena and Carolina.

Betsey and Lily chatting with Lily's teachers.

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One Response to “Halloween”

  1. Blind Squirrel Says:

    I’m suspicious. How did Yarrow bob for that apple without getting her hair wet or ruining her makeup? Now Kurt looks like he has been bobbing for apples! Lilly in her costume reminds me of a young Elvira, she of late night TV fame. The scariest thing of all? Sweden’s non-reserve currency. Good luck with that.

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