Halloween this year was a bit different, since it's not really celebrated in Denmark as widespread as in the US. From what I've been told, the past 5 years have seen more and more US traditions take place in Denmark concerning Halloween. At the stores, you would find a few Halloween related items, like pumpkin decorated napkins and plates, the toys stores carried a few costumes, but really, that was about it. There is an amusement park in Copenhagen called Tivoli that decorates for Halloween, but we didn't make it there this year.
Anyway, we were invited to a party on Halloween night. Our friends had a bunch of fun treats and everyone was dressed up. I had to leave early to go to YW's. We had been invited to another wards Halloween party. They had made up their basement as a haunted house and had the missionaries down there scare the youth as they walked by. They also sent us out trick-or-treating. Which is funny, because most people don't do trick-or-treating. Most of the homes the youth knocked on just said they didn't have anything for them and sent them on their way. A couple of the homes gave them a bag of chips or candy to share. There was one lady that insisted we were out on the wrong night. It was really kind of funny.
Meanwhile, back at home, my kids had headed home after the party and were dressed up and excited about lighting our pumpkins that we had carved earlier in the month at a friend's house. Myra was a witch, Lexi a ballerina and Noah was batman. Halloween was definitely a disappointment for them. They talk all year about what they want to dress up as for Halloween and to not get to go trick-or-treating or to wear their costumes at school was a disappointment. Oh well. I'm glad we were invited to a party. They had fun there. And they loved carving their pumpkins and dressing up.