Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

As you all are celebrating the best of all eves in the Northern Hemisphere it is already November here in the land of Oz.
We managed to put together a halloween housewarming party despite the many challenges of hosting the dark month in this land of sun and beaches. Some of the compromises included green and blue pumpkins, as the traditional orange ones cost 25$ each here since it is not the right season for them at all. No need to bundle up as it was a hot summer day outside, but we shuttered the windows and lit the lanterns!
The green and blue ones carved up OK, but were very soft and brittle so it didn't allow for any intricate designs. Made me feel pretty good about the whole thing though when a new friend said it was the first time he had ever seen a carved pumpkin in real life! Whoa, blew my mind. For many of our guests it was their first ever Halloween party! Pretty crazy.
I went pretty oldschool for the decor, Jack-o-lanterns, candles, webs and ghosts.
Now I can't wait to see the aftermath of Halloween madness that is happening in North America right now! I can almost hear eerie echoes of trick-or-treats! shouted across the seas...
Happy Halloween to you all!

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