Here’s a little history lesson (www.halloween-history.org ) on this wonderful holiday, but I’m warning you that it’s pretty long. In reading this I was pleased to find out that Halloween is the United States’ second largest commercial holiday, with people spending approximately $6.9 billion a year. Who woulda thunk? I’m assuming it was bumped to 2nd place because of Christmas. And now my mind is wandering off to the joyous festivities of Christmas……..And now I’m back. The funny thing is, I actually live right next to, literally 10 medium-length footsteps, a CEMETERY. So it practically feels like Halloween all the time. For Halloween people usually decorate their homes, inside and out, depending on their level of laziness and overall enthusiasm for the holiday. But I wonder how the Swiss people would react if I decorated my place like so. Take into account that I don’t actually live in a house, but an apartment with 10 other tenants living in the building. So I’d be decorating the outside of their home too.
Exhibit A :
Wouldn’t they just LOVE that? I’m sure all the kids would get excited too. Assuming I don’t get kicked out of my building, I’m excited to have a Halloween party of sorts at my place and I’ve already thought of a list of creative ideas for it. First I decorate the inside of my flat like this:
Then it’s all about the drinks
1. “Ghosts in a Graveyard”
2 oz black vodka
2 oz coffee-flavored liqueur
1 scoop vanilla ice cream
Pinch of nutmeg
2. “Black Widow”
2 oz Blavod Vodka
3 oz Cranberry Juice
Snacks: Swirly Halloween Cookies
Candy Corn Sugar Cookies ( I LOVE candy corn. That is some unique tasting chemically processed sugar goodness.)
And the piece de resistance…an awesome Halloween cake
Obviously there would have to be a costume contest. I’m thinking I could be the Corpse Bride from Tim Burton’s movie and look AMAZING like these girls:.
This is really my favorite holiday because how could you NOT love a day when you can look insane and act crazy and no one can say anything. Halloween doesn’t have to end with your childhood trick-or-treating days. Adults will have their fun too.