Here is my plan. You all have to tell me if you think it will work. If you are Danish and someone such as myself came to you with this plan what would you do? I am determined to make our Halloween as American as possible! ...for my kids of course. :)
The school will have a Halloween party, so that box is checked. But we still need some official trick-or-treating action... The kind of action where Scotty can walk up to someone's door, yell "TRICK-OR-TREAT", hold his little orange pumpkin bag out, smile as a complete stranger drops a handful of candy in his bag, yell thank you, and run to the next house to repeat the process. Watching him do this with his sisters will make me extremely happy.
And we all want me to be happy...
My plan is to ask the Danes to give my kids candy. See, the school is having a party on Saturday, which is Halloween... After the party my plan is to get all the kids to go trick-or-treating in the surrounding neighborhood. To ensure the kids actually receive candy I will walk around to all the houses in neighborhood a couple weeks beforehand and explain to them that if they do NOT give my kids a "treat" then they will get a "trick". :) That's how it works... The name of it is pretty self explanatory: trick - OR - treat ...and tricks usually involve eggs and toilet paper.
Kidding. I will walk around to all the houses in the neighborhood, but I will smile nice and learn a Danish phrase so they will maybe like me. I will then offer them a couple pumpkin pictures to hang in their windows if they would like to participate in our trick or treating fun. I will even offer up a bag of candy so we don't get stuck with a pumpkin bag full or black licorice candy. Kidding... even black licorice candy would make me happy. :)
So do you think my plan will work? I hear a few kids go trick or treating but if I enter a neighborhood with 50 kids I think I should offer them up a warning so they have some candy to hand out.
Plan B is to fly to England. I hear they trick-or-treat there. I will look for cheap flights right now. :)
Yes, I know Fastelavn has the same idea.... but it doesn't make me as happy as Halloween. I miss the activities that make my kids happy. I miss Halloween.