Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloween preview

In the 12 months since last October, I've learned that if I want to hit the jackpot with Western-themed holiday swag (or black beans), I need to go shopping in Dubai, not Ajman or Sharjah. I was at Carrefour in Mirdif today and I could hardly believe the (well, relatively) huge display they had of Halloween stuff.
Of course, I didn't buy a single thing, but it was a nice gesture. All I'm really looking for is an eyepatch to complete Miriam's pirate costume, but I haven't been able to find one. At this point, I may just have to jerry-rig a black sleep mask and call it good.

On the other hand, I had absolutely no trouble tracking down a flowing yellow scarf for Magdalena to use as hair for her Rapunzel costume. It even came with sparkly jewels tacked on it.

I also found two very tiny, very cheap pumpkins. They're technically Indian pumpkins but they'll do. We'll see how they carve.
I'm so glad to be having some Halloween success already! Many thanks to Dubai for catering to to the strange holiday-themed whims of us Westerners.


Katie said...

What a cute little pumpkin! Good luck with the eye-patch. If you have black felt on hand, you could always just cut a piece of that and tie it to a string. Or anything else that's black and could be cut into the shape of an eye patch, really. A piece of black paper? Anyway, I hope you'll show pictures of their costumes! I'm sure they'll be adorable, as always.

Liz Johnson said...

That's awesome! Wow, I'm shocked at how much stuff they have. And I'm such a Halloween grinch... I just can't find myself to get excited about this holiday whatsoever.


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