Saturday 31 October 2009

Trick Or Treat?

A couple of weeks ago I asked a neighbour if she would help me organise a small trick or treat event with a couple of the other neighbours, Halloween is not a Japanese tradition (although it is becoming more popular). I imagined just a couple of families joining in, we ended up with nearly every family on the street that has kids and a couple of families from the next block. Only one family on our street missed the fun, the kids are in daycare their parents don't get back in time for them to join.
Ebi-kun decided this time he wanted to be a mummy....
He looked great to start with, but as time went on, his bandages started falling of! Of course, it was the first time for 'Trick and Treat' for the rest of the kids but they all turned up with some kind of hat or mask, a couple actually had costumes on. One mom had made her 3 kids capes using black plastic bags, this reminded me of when I was a kid, our rubbish bags were black so Halloween costumes were almost always made with a black bin bag! It is amazing what you can make with a black bin bag :o)
The kids weren't sure what to do at first, but soon they had got then hang of shouting 'trick or treat' and then they realised that this equalled getting sweeties, so they were charging off to the next house to demand some more bootie! Once we had done all the houses we came back and played some games, one was dressing the daddy as a mummy - yes that old favourite of wrapping people up with toilet roll. There were 2 dads so guess who got wrapped? LOL. They all took it in good spirits. We finished off with 'What time is it Mrs Witch?' Which sent kids screaming down the street hahahha.
All in all, it was great fun, Ebi-kun is already planning for next years event. I have to say a big thank you to Tammy-chan for helping organise it all. Thank you!
Today we have a couple of friends over, we will play a couple of games and have a ghoulish lunch, they have no idea what they are letting themselves in for....


  1. Ebi-kun is the cutest little "mummy"! Happy halloween!!

  2. Awww, how sweet. Sounds like so much fun! Do they trick or treat in England?

  3. thank you!
    we used to do Halloween, I remember my mom doing some horrible 'potion' in a cauldron for the scouts - they all took a jar of it home. I have English friends that said they never did it. It isn't as big as the States though.


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