the ghost of halloween past

I'm not gonna lie to you. Halloween, to me, has always been about the candy. Forget the costumes, the spooky decor, the staying up late, and the scary movies. Just GIVE ME THE CANDY!

When my family moved to France when I was seven years old, it was all just a big adventure.... until I found out that they don't celebrate Halloween over there. What? You mean I can't go door to door and take candy from my neighbors? WHAT KIND OF COUNTRY IS THIS?! (But for the record, other than on Oct. 31st, I really didn't mind living in France).

When we were still living in California, before France, my parents would tell me to pick five pieces of candy from all the loot I had just gathered. Then, the "Pumpkin Fairy" would come and trade all that candy for a TOY!

And since I was only five years old at the time, I totally fell for it.

But enough about the candy. I'm linking up with SITS (they have such amazing blogging tips!) to share my favorite Halloween memory:

I was six years old and I dressed up like Marilyn Monroe. I'm not sure if it was my mom's idea, or if this was my doing. But I do remember the curly blonde wig and the long and flowy purple dress. I felt so pretty!

I wish I had a picture on hand, but my parents are hoarding all of those memories in their attic in France. So you'll just have to imagine a blonde six-year-old Sarah with pink circles for blush and bright lipstick to match.

What was your favorite Halloween costume?


Shell said...

No Halloween in France? that's just wrong.

Sarah Garb said...

I was a wrapped, boxy present one year and was pretty excited about it. More excited about the candy, of course--I'm 100% with you there. I still remember dumping it all out at the end of the night and admiring the stash.

Anonymous said...

We actually had TWO trick-or-treaters last night!! It was the neighbor, Hélène, and her friend all dressed up! She had worked hard to memorize the magical words to say. Something about "smelly feet" in there as well! Good thing I had stuff on hand!! Watch out, the French are catching on!!

malia said...

I'm not sure I have a favorite costume. I was a clown, cat and gypsy over the years but I can't recall when. This year I was Minnie Mouse!

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

Pumpkin Fairy?? I'm not sure how I feel about that idea.

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