Today is Halloween! Which, unfortunately, in Indonesia, is not a big deal. In fact, it’s not celebrated at all. Luckily there are enough expats that we still had a little celebration of our own, complete with costumes, candies, and a haunted house!
The kids have been excited for Halloween for weeks. Ever since we moved here, LittleB has been going on and on about dressing up as a Ghostbuster, and J wanted to be the Stay Puft Marshmallow man. It seemed like a good idea until we discovered how difficult it is to find costumes here. B spent the last few weeks scouring the stores, trying to come up with things to wear. We eventually found and made enough pieces of LittleB’s costume – he went as Ray Stantz – but J’s was impossible. Instead, we found her a little dress that looked just like Tinkerbell.
B and I were another story. All he managed to find for us was a pair of capes. With a bit of face paint and creative beard shaving, I went as a sort of day of the dead creature and he went as an evil magician. I think it turned out pretty well! I know mine was good because I made a kid cry.
Now, for the entertainment: one of our new friends down the street put on a very elaborate party. There were games for the kids: bobbing for apples, a very complicated string maze through the bedrooms, guess the body parts (you know, brains, intestines etc), and a whole spread of disgusting food.
All in all, it was a great night. The kids had a great time with their friends and we filled up on poop and cockroaches.
I hope your Halloween will be just as fun!!