Saturday, October 25, 2008

Halloween '08, Part(y) I

We love Halloween, and this year our building is filled with a bunch of new residents who also love the season. One difficult thing about being an expat, is not being with family and friends back home for these traditional American celebrations. Halloween revelry is a very American thing. (We're trying to spread the fun of it.) There are other holidays and traditions we miss out on too. While we might enjoy the culture and events of our foreign address, it is good to have a close community so we, and our kids, don't have to miss out on the holiday traditions we have loved since our own childhoods. Residents got together, created decorations, games, gathered food and prizes ... very successfully. Much spooky fun was had by all!

Ok, we know that Halloween is NOT until next weekend, but that weekend was already filled with other Halloween activities. This was OUR Halloween activity. Some photos - enjoy:

4 comments:

Mama Seoul said...

You went all out! Looks fabulous!

Cairo Typ0 said...

What did people give out as treats? You can't exactly find fun sized chocolate bars here. LOL

Connie said...

We are blessed with commissary access. But, there are candies available locally, and even better (because the kids only need so many sweets), we find we can buy little knick-knacks and prizes very inexpensively... erasers, rulers, pencil sharpeners, balloons, little plastic toys, etc. Last year I saw baggies of popcorn, homemade cookies, and other 'old-fashioned, but not approved in the US' items as well.

btw - I made this recipe for the party. Turned out great! Candy Corn Rice Crispy Treats

Christine said...

How fun! Great costumes!