2014-09-10

Humpday III and Halloween plans



Happy 3rd Haunted Humpday!


Do you guys remember last autumn, when I was bemoaning
the fact that no-one does anything for Halloween in Sweden
(except young adults dressing up and getting really drunk),
so I decided to organize it myself in our sleepy small town?

Guess what? This year I will actually get some funding!
A week from now I'm meeting with the town event organizer,
presenting my ideas and kicking off the season for real.






Because of this, a few weeks ago I began searching for a proper
Halloween supplier for my store. I found one (though they mostly
have cheap plastic products and none of the pretty things I see on my
American friends' blogs) and this week my first shipment arrived :)






Yesterday I just couldn't wait for our own to grow any longer,
so I went to the nearest garden store and got some pumpkins.
Aren't those gourds like something out of a Tim Burton movie?
I plan on using them in a Halloween center piece.

This weekend I will start decorating for Halloween
and next week I will start setting up for Halloween at my store.
After that I'm hoping the whole town will get in the mood :)


Thank you, Marfi, for hosting these Haunted Humpdays!





 




28 kommentarer:

  1. That's exciting news! I hope your plans are successful. :)

    SvaraRadera
  2. That's great!!!!!
    You are the Halloween queen!!
    Can't wait for photos!
    I'm very excited for you:)
    Thanks for joining and Happy Haunted Humpday to you!!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I'm not sure how many pictures I will post, since I'm trying to stay somewhat anonymous on-line - but maybe I can sneak in a few :)

      Radera
  3. Kuddos for getting funding, that is awesome. We carved squash before, I'll have to find the pic. How lucky for you to be an October baby, my husband and youngest son are in October and so is our wedding anniversary. October born have something magical and mystical in them from what I've seen. Happy Haunted Humpday!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. That's because we're all witches, monsters and reborn spirits ;)

      Radera
  4. This is great news! And Sweden is such a great place to celebrate Halloween: the nights getting longer, the eerie woods, the old Pagan traditions.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. You're right, it's dark and spooky in winter time :) Have you visited Sweden alot?

      Radera
  5. Congratulations, how wonderful to have your whole town join in! Your gourds look like they will make a great centerpiece, I've always wondered if they have a purpose besides decoration? Happy Haunted Humpday! Cheers, Sarah

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you! I'm pretty sure nowadays most gourds are grown purely for decoration and don't taste that good.

      Radera
  6. Yea! Best luck with your town event organizer :)

    SvaraRadera
  7. Good for you! Lead the way and teach them how Halloween is REALLY done!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Maybe next year I can start selling my services as a Halloween consultant :)

      Radera
  8. I can't wait to see how things go with you bringing Halloween to the town!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I will definitely post updates but I can't promise many pictures, since I'm trying to stay somewhat anonymous on-line.

      Radera
  9. Men vad roligt!! Vad kul att du får ersättning för ditt arbete. Visa gärna lite bilder på vad du får hem till butiken, jag är nyfiken :)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Om du vill mailar jag gärna bilder till dig, men på bloggen försöker jag hålla mig någolunda anonym.

      Radera
  10. That sounds really exciting! Well done for introducing your town to the delights of Halloween. I actually love your skull and skeleton, and can't wait to see all your decor.

    Your package arrived this morning, my dear, sweet friend.

    You do know how to put a smile on a girls face. Thank you so much! (((hugs))) <3

    (they'll make a blog appearance soon)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I'm so glad you got it and liked it! I still can't believe I forgot the card...
      I hope some blog love can soothe some of the empty nest ache :)

      Radera
  11. The pumpkins from the store are always so much easier than growing your own eh? :P They look magical! I feel so sad that you don't get the same stuff we do for Halloween, we are spoiled for choice here. You will bring it to Sweden if anyone can!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thanks to wonderful blog friends I have a nice collection of Halloween things now, but of course bigger items, and fragile or exclusive are difficult to ship. I just saw a blog post with rows and rows of huge beautiful ceramic pumpkins for instance. I think it will be a decade before we get those here.

      Radera
  12. What a great idea to organize something public for Halloween! This year I will not even be in Germany, I will spent the holidays with my mum in Africa...

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Ok, but a holiday in Africa pretty much trumps most celebrations at home :)

      Radera
  13. Wow! So exciting that you are organising something! Proud of you! Hugs!

    SvaraRadera

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