Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Halloween in Denmark

We were lucky to be invited to our first ever Halloween party in Denmark.  Jakob and Stine are known far and wide for throwing the most exciting annual Halloween bash, complete with food and drinks, costumes, trick-or-treating, and decorations galore.  It's an evening of fun for the grown-ups and kids alike.

Because I'm not very clever when it comes to costume ideas, I went as a witch with matching neon green and black striped tights and hat.  Alan threw on a red wig that was supposed to be a likeness of Donald Trump's coif; instead he fashioned it into something that looked more like a 1970s version of Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White (with a haircut).  Anatole wanted more than anything to be a ghost, but a nice ghost, which is almost impossible to find in the stores (sure I could have made something, but I didn't).  So we settled instead on a Transformers outfit.

I brought a plate of deviled eggs and added a thin slice of pimento-stuffed green olive on top of each to look like an eyeball (too bad I forgot to take a photo).  The other food--everything from spinach and salmon quiche to hot wings--was terrific, and Stine made two darling cakes, one that looked like a bat and the other a colorful caterpillar.

The highlight of the evening was when we took the kids around to various neighbors' houses to trick-or-treat.  Jakob and Stine's neighbors are wonderful and really get into it with the kids.  They prepare little bags of different treats, such as gummies and licorice pieces.  Some of them even dress up.  In case you are wondering, the kids don't say "Trick-or-Treat," but (and this is a translation) something like "Give me candy or I will scare you!"  It's all very cute.  At one house, the adults were treated to a can of beer!

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