Fete d'Halloween

Which means Halloween Party in English!  This year we got to celebrate Nathan's very first Halloween a la Americain!

Since Halloween isn't celebrated in France a few American families got together and had a party for the kids.  It worked out well, because not only did the kids have a great time, but seeing as it was a four day weekend we all had the day off!

My mom had sent Nathan a Mickey Mouse costume last year, but he never got to wear it.  Since the pants still fit, we decided to give it a go, rather than try to hunt down a costume in France.  He had just woken up from nap time so it took him a while to get going.  After the party got going though he was in heaven - the games, the kids, the candy!  He loved bobbing for apples and looking for eyeballs inside the brain!


It was truly magical to see Nathan celebrate his first Halloween with some old friends and new friends even if we are in France!  The joy in his face and his laughter was wonderful to be a part of!!  I can't thank our friend Kris enough for hosting the party and putting so much work into making it special for all the kids!

But of course, it isn't a party without food!  Check out my graveyard pudding...


I got the idea from my T.G.I Friday waitressing days when the kids would get a "cup o' dirt" which was essentially chocolate pudding covered with crushed oreos and some gummy worms.  We went without the gummy worms and added skeletons instead - voila perfect Halloween dessert!

Check out some of the other yummy food...Witch fingers, mummy hotdogs, vampire apples, sugar cookies, etc!  A pregnant woman's dream!





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19 comments:

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This looks like a great party! The food looks awesome. Love your cutie!

Kiddothings said...

That's so creative! Love your graveyard pudding! Glad you had a great Halloween! :)

Natalie said...

Awww I'm so glad you got to celebrate Halloween with your little one! The graveyard was a great idea!

Jessica said...

Glad you got to enjoy Halloween in France. I bet it would have been a nightmare to try and find a costume there.

Minivan Mama said...

I'm so glad the party turned out so great! What a fun tradition you have started over in France! Maybe it will catch on? : )

Happy Homemaker UK said...

That pudding is brilliant! Love it! Kids and (American-style) Halloween are just made for each other :) Looks like a great day! XOLaura

Shell said...

Glad you got to have a party! I love Halloween!

By Word of Mouth Musings said...

Look at you being the trendsetter and all!
Loving all the BOO link ups!!!

Jessica said...

Could he get any cuter? I can hardly stand it. So glad you have a group to get together with there so that you can still celebrate Halloween.

Mark said...

Your boy is such doll baby! Just look at his big eyes. So cute!
Congrats on getting that party up and running. One question, where did you get the skeletons? I would think you'd have a hard time trying to locate those things.
Looks like a fun party.
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Cam | Bibs and Baubles said...

oh that looks like so much fun! He wouldn't have had more fun even if he had been in the States!

Elena said...

What a fun party! I need to know how to make that graveyard pudding next year!

Kimberly said...

Love it! Glad you got to experience Halloween in France! That pudding looks so cool!

Jen said...

Awesome!! So glad you guys got to celebrate!! Your pudding looks delicious :)

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

How fun he still got to celebrate Halloween. Such cute pictures! And I'm diggin' your graveyard pudding. I think it looks tasty too. :)

Kim said...

No Halloween?!!! THat cup of dirt is genius. I am so stealing that idea for next year!!

Kim said...

No Halloween?!!! THat cup of dirt is genius. I am so stealing that idea for next year!!

Amanda said...

So cute! And that pudding looks AWESOME!

Adrienne said...

I tried this once - threw a Halloween party for some of the american families we knew and the kids invited their school friends. I don't think anyone "got it" (including my kids!) but we had fun. A french friend recently told my husband that some towns/parts of France are picking up on the tradition??! I think he's in Lyon.

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