Halloween is not something we really celebrate here in the Netherlands. Well we do a little but there will be no kids knocking on our doors dressed up like ghosts or other scary creatures. Which is a shame really as I would love to see that! A few weeks later on November 11th St. Maarten (st. Martin or whatever you call it) is celebrated and we do have kids coming around singing a song and carrying a lantern that is either handmade or prebought.
How much more fun would it have been if they would come and pass by our house dressed up as skeletons or bats or witches?? St. Maarten to me is just plain boring and I would suggest to all Dutch people out there, we swap that one for a proper Halloween party. And I don’t mean all the commercial junk you can buy in the stores but I’m talking about kids dressing up! Letting their imagination run wild! Mums making gorgeous mummy costumes or home made witches brooms! Now ofcourse, easy for me to say as we have no kids, and I can sort of see that not all mums and dads are keen for the extra work, but still… have a think about it and see if we can introduce a new custom here.
It’s true that Halloween is becoming more of a thing here, and finding Halloween decorations and Halloween cupcakes and the like is not something rare, but to me, it’s still not what I would want Halloween to be… So come on guys, let’s go crazy this year (but please let me know in advance so I can make sure I have enough candy in the house!)
No recipes today as these photos were taken for a customer, but we all know how to make a good cupcake and then decorate with bright orange buttercream and some Halloween colored sprinkles and you’re good to go!
Happy Halloween everyone!!