Photo TuesdayNovember 1, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Posted in Bun, Lollipop, Photo Tuesday, Transylvania | 20 Comments
Tags: Candy, Children, Costumes, Expats, Family, Fun, Growing Up, Halloween, Photography, Romania
“Backward, turn backward,
O Time, in your flight
make me a child again
just for to-night!”
— Elizabeth Akers Allen
There is no Halloween in Romania. So we created our own festivities. We magicked Halloween costumes with a little help from Michael’s, Etsy, my mother, and the U.S. Postal Service. We went to two parties (one with a group of international families, the other at the home of a fellow expat). We danced to “Thriller” and smacked a piñata. And we most assuredly felt the requisite rush (and crash) that only a sack full of sugar can induce. But the best part? Sharing our American tradition with our new Romanian friends. The kids colored jack-o-lantern cards and I baked loaves of pumpkin-chocolate-chip bread, which we wrapped in good old American Ziplocs and delivered to our neighbors, our nanny, my physical therapist, and my husband’s work colleagues. No tricks, only treats … and fists full of air-mailed candy corn.
Do you celebrate Halloween where you are? What’s your favorite costume of all time? And how many pieces of candy did you sneak from your children’s bags after they fell asleep??
See more Halloween tricks and treats at Beth’s on Thursday.