I missed out on Haunted Humpdays last week because we got some bad news,
but after a week of reeling from the initial shock I am slowly picking up where I left off.
I don't have anything DIY creative to share with you today, instead I will tell you
a little bit about my Halloween plans this year. But first I am going to take a minute
to promote the wonderful sounding new Halloween blog party over at
Now, to (my own) business:
Halloween is still not a big tradition in Sweden. Although many
young people dress up, go to parties and get drunk, decorations and props
are hard to come by, and Trick-or-Treating kids are nowhere to be seen.
In response to my first Haunted Humpday post, the wonderful Ms Insomniac
replied something along the lines of: "Ms Misantropia - responsible for
single handedly bringing Halloween to Sweden!" And you bet your ass I will :)
My store is situated in a very small town and this year I have taken it upon myself
to bring Halloween to our local community. I have rallied the gang of usual
organizing suspects to arrange a fun day around the square with a pumpkin carving
contest and Trick-or-Treating. The shop owners will go all out in decorating
and dressing up, and any child who dresses up will get treats!
I will finally be a part of the Trick-or-Treating experience - woot!
I can't wait to see all the little kids dressed up, going crazy for candy.
I would love to hear about you guys' Trick-or-Treating stories and plans
- especially from all you Americans out there! Do you go all out decorating?
Is your neighboorhood over-run by sugar-hyped little runts,
or has the local mall stolen away all that old school fun by now?
Do you have any scary Trick-or-Treat stories to share?