There is no Halloween tradition in Germany, and there are no trick-or-treat walks. So I didn’t have to sew costumes for this event (o:. However we do celebrate Saint Martin on November, 11th when the kids carry their lanterns from house to house and sing and get some sweets.
Yesterday we were invited to a small Halloween party at our friend’s little arbour in the woods. They made a super tasty pumpkin soup and we went out for a nightwalk in the woods for 45 minutes. We were curious to see how our boys would like it – if they would be frightened in the pitch dark. But to our surprise (and slight disappointment) they were holding tight to their torch lights and were chatting ceaselessly. Neither afraid when we had to climb over logs nor when they had to crawl underneath a fence. They didn’t mind giant spiders nor a frog that came hopping through the leaves. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves anyway – that is until our youngest was too tired to walk and we had to carry him in turns. AH!
I made two fabric baskets and matching totes as gifts for our hosts:
When we headed home to put our boys to bed (completely exhausted btw.) our friends had more guests for the night. I had made more treat bags for them all and stuffed them with sweets:
Hope you had a jolly Halloween!