The one where it was Halloween in Perth

With October almost over (what?!), in addition to the lack of pumpkins in Perth, I’ve also noted a general missing Halloween vibe. Yes, there may be a bit of an overload of said “vibe” in the states, with entire grocery store aisles loaded with candy and specific Halloween costume pop-up stores, but the other extreme that I’ve noted here in Perth is a bit sad as well. (Side note: check out Lynda’s post on her blog, Longhorns and Camels, discussing the same topic as it relates to Dubai vs. the states)

Candy aisle in a Houston area grocery store. Image via Longhornsandcamels.com

I’m not sure if it’s the seasonal difference here insofar that October falls in spring and that harvest time that is associated with Halloween is lacking or if (per Wikipedia) Halloween is seen to be “too American” and not really relevant to Australian culture, but  something tells me we won’t be seeing too many trick-or-treaters on Friday. So to bring a little of our American influence and Halloween fun and frivolity to Western Australia, Ashlie and I threw a Halloween costume party this past weekend for some of our expat friends. Dress up was encouraged and we had a great time prepping some festive foods. And while the party was supposed to be held in a local park, Perth weather had other plans, but we didn’t let it rain on our parade 😉

Ole!

The pumpkin wasn’t a fan of guac 😉

Rice krispy treat pumpkins

A little Aussie flair with a round of cricket!

The kinda sorta Village People 🙂

Say PRUNE

A gaggle of pirates

Two Halloween beauties

The kidlets taking refuge inside

I hope all my American readers have a great week leading up to the 31st, and eat some candy for me 🙂 Until next time…

5 responses to “The one where it was Halloween in Perth

  1. explain national sorry day in a post. I’m real interested in that.

  2. Totally understand the Halloween “vibe” missing in Australia. I love reading all of your posts, while I am going through the same things on my side of Australia. I hosted a Pumpkin Carving party in Brisbane to help spread the American Culture. Check it out. http://eatallovertheworld.weebly.com/eat-all-over-the-world/pumpkin-carving-party

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  4. Looks like so much fun – cute costumes! Would be very strange to have a spring-time Halloween. Thanks for linking 🙂

  5. Hahaha..love that guac-puking pumpkin and The Village People :):):)