We had a little Halloween party two Saturday nights ago for a few friends and it was so much fun. Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. I’m not sure why. The colors, the parties, the dog costumes! It’s a little harder to find Halloween party supplies here, because the holiday is just catching on, but we were able to make due.
I made some cupcakes and we dressed Barnsie up as a little old Hungarian lady, though he wouldn’t keep the hat on. Next year I have to order him a costume earlier, because we couldn’t find any two or three weeks leading up to the party.
We bought a few pumpkins for carving (it was Szilvi’s first time) and a few Haloweenie plates and covers. And of course some American candy from the local specialty food store. Peanut butter cups, Oreos, etc.
We played quite a lot of Wii, ate some brie, stuffed mushrooms, fancy salad, drank wine and champagne, and just generally had a nice little Halloween. I burned my batch of homemade Chex Mix before everyone arrived, which I was really bummed about. But luckily Gyorgyi bought a wheel of brie the size of a truck tire, so I think everyone had enough. And of course Barnabas went wherever the food and pets were. He was so exhausted he slept almost the entire next day without waking up.
The next day, Szilvi and Erika joined forces (with Barnabas of course) to make us an amazing early lunch. All I know is that it involved chicken and cream and cheese. I had a great time and I feel really grateful to have fun friends to help celebrate these silly American holidays. I always feel so much at home in these moments.