Posts Tagged With: Halloween

Halloween gets more popular (Or: SoLow in The Hague)

Marco and I visited SoLow a few times this month to look for Halloween supplies. The name of the store refers to their prices: they are, well, “so low”. But the best time to visit is in late September and in October, as they always have a good selection for Halloween costumes and decorations.

Clown Halloween decoration at SoLow, The Hague

This evil clown definitely looks like he jumped right out of the set of Stephen King’s It…

Dog halloween decoration at SoLow, The Hague

Or the undead dog. Oddly enough, this was the only thing a little kid wanted to go near. She was deathly afraid of the other decorations that made noise and moved around, but nope. This one she just HAD to pet. Briefly…

Halloween masks at SoLow, The Hague

Masks for every occasion. 

Skeleton Halloween decoration at SoLow, The Hague

Or a happy go lucky skeleton, if that is what you are looking for.

I’ve been pleased with how Halloween has grown as a holiday over here. It is still not nearly as popular as in the States, but there are more parties and opportunities for kids to get candy if they know where to go.

I think this year I might resurrect the blue fairy costume again. With a few pieces I bought this year from SoLow, of course!

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Enjoy these with coffee (Or: Halloween themed cookies)

homemade-halloween-cookies

Halloween themed cookies, made by Marco. Pumpkins, ghosts and skulls. And the skulls were spicy! A bit of haberno powder, while the pumpkins were made of marzipan.

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Candy (Or: Halloween after a hurricane)

I figured that the students and staff would need a little pick-me-up after the craziness of Hurricane Sandy, as classes only resumed yesterday. And then yesterday’s evening classes were canceled due to the Nor’easter! (winter storm)

Here is the candy that I purchased and passed out today (along with a cute orange pumpkin pail!):

So, there is:

1) Starburst chewy fruit candy

2) Skittles Riddles – (more chewy fruit candy) the flavor doesn’t match the color 😉

3) various chocolates – Hershey’s, Reese’s peanut butter cups, Whoppers malted milk balls, and Kit Kat bars; Nestle crunch (not shown in the picture)

So far I have managed not to eat anything myself. Go me.

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