Not much Halloween

I love Halloween. Actually I love holidays in general, but Halloween is by far my favourite because 1. it’s in the fall and 2. it’s full of ghosts and monsters and candles and pumpkins and dark scary forests and all such amazing things. Halloween is the one thing I want to go all-in on and celebrate like the Americans do. I want to decorate the whole house with silly plastic spiders and hand out candy to trick-or-treaters and go to costume parties. This month could be the best part of the year!

Too bad I live in stupid Sweden…
This country hasn’t really embraced Halloween which means it’s kinda hard to celebrate it. Most of the people I know think dressing up and have a costume party sounds like way too much work and why do we have to make such a big deal out if it and can’t we just have a regular party? And so far I’ve had a total of 3 trick-or-treaters coming to my door EVER, all Halloweens of my life combined. Not to mention the depressing lack of decorations.

Actually, I guess I shouldn’t complain as the last three years have actually been great in terms of celebrating. It’s just that this year we’re not doing anything for Halloween. And it feels sad. :(

Oh well, I’ll just have to live through all the blog posts and Pinterest pins instead. ;) And at least I’m going to buy ridiculous amounts of candy and have my candles and pumpkins lit. We’ll see if I manage to talk Markus into watching horror movies with me (he hates horror movies) or else we can play Arkham Horror or something.

Anyway: HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! :twisted:

Comments

  1. 29 October 2012

    Happy Halloween! :D Halloween is my favorite holiday, so I always get super excited around this time of year. This is the first year that I’ve lived in an actual neighborhood where people go all out decorating their houses and kids go trick-or-treating. I can’t wait to hand out candy and see all of the costumes!

    I hope you have a great Halloween! I’ve spent Halloween at home with candy and pumpkins and scary movies before, and it was still awesome. It sucks that people don’t get as into it there, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go all out! :)

  2. 30 October 2012

    I love halloween as well. It is such a fun holiday. I love dressing up and handing out candy to the kiddies. It totally sucks that it isn’t a thing in Sweden. I feel so fortunate to have such a great turn out at my house. Last year we had 58 kids!! I hope to break that record this year :D

  3. 30 October 2012

    Halloween and Samhain are my favorite, however I’m a total hermit so for us, it’s perfect for handing out treats, maybe taking a walk, but afterwards having our own little party just the two of us. ^_^ Better than any other big party, ever!

  4. 31 October 2012

    Jag älskar också Halloween! Halloween är liksom JAG, så till den milda grad att jag i år köpte en häxhatt och kombinerade med vanliga kläder från min garderob (I’m THAT alternative :P) och inte ens dekorerade mitt hem eftersom… ja, every day is Halloween hos mig…

  5. 1 November 2012

    bummer! i totally know how you’re feeling though. we had so much more planned this year for halloween than we actually did. it just isn’t a good time for us with so much other things going on. we did carve pumpkins though. and i got candy for trick-or-treaters! but unfortunately the weather here is terrible tonight so i only got a total of 2 door knocks. :|

    happy halloween anyway! :yay:

  6. 1 November 2012

    Happy Halloween and Samhain! I have to appreciate the Swedish approach to Halloween, since to you guys it’s not a corporate money-making thing and those of you who dress up do it because you want to and not because there’s a weird social pressure. I actually got flack from a few people for not dressing up (most costumes involve being cold and I just wanted to be warm and comfy!) Also, you guys have better chocolate. I know this because of Angelica! :yay: Maybe someday you can take a vacation to the US and come party with us.

    • 20 November 2012

      Haha, you have no idea how much I want to experience a real American Halloween! :D Hopefully I will some day.

  7. 7 November 2012

    Halloween is my favorite Holiday too! I don’t celebrate it much anymore though. I usually just buy myself some candy and watch horror movies. Sometimes I go to an adult costume party and get dressed up. :P

    I love your blog! xo