Saturday, October 31, 2009

Joyeux Halloween

Halloween used to be my favorite holiday back in the States. It’s still my fave in Paris – but not for the crisp fall weather or imported candy corn.

It’s a chance to get an up-close-and-personal look at the best real estate in town.

Trick or treating involves begging strangers for sweets. Let’s just say that’s something the French don’t really appreciate.

So there’s only one solution.

Host a party in a private Parisian mansion where there’s all the doors you need – and more.

You know you’re celebrating Halloween in Paris when:

- Kids use Chloé shopping bags as trick-or-treat sacks

- Moms give out individually wrapped Hédiard chocolate squares because “that’s all I had in the house!”

- An army of nannies/au pairs dole out the candy when the children come knocking.

- Mommy’s “treat” while the kids OD on KitKats is Pierre Hermé macaroons washed down with a flute of champagne. The “trick” is to pry the Fries away from the portable crèpe stand manned by the household help.

Let me tell you, it feels like a long way from the pumpkin patch back home...

9 comments:

vicki archer said...

Happy Halloween to you La Mom....it sounds most civilized, xv.

Paris Atelier said...

The French make even Halloween more glamorous!!! Happy Halloween!
xoxo
Judith~

Simply Mel said...

Paris perfection!

I just gave my little crumb macaroons in her little pumpkin! Now, I'll have my pomegranate juice tinged champagne - festive, non?

Her Preppiness said...

Sounds divine

ModernMom said...

Happy Halloween! I must run and go and eat some of the hundreds of wee chocolate bars that my children collected door to door before they wake up and see me sneaking into their stash!

roadtoabudhabi said...

We just had our first Halloween in our new country. Yes, they do trick or treat here, but I found out it is not appropriate for the mom's to trick or treat for refills of their wine glass here....wow, I'm a long way from Phoenix......I have a feeling Paris would be more my speed....

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Now that's what I call a Joyeaux Halloween!!!!!!I wouldn't mind bites of macaroons and bits of bubbly......!

Michelle said...

Too funny! Is some version of Halloween celebrated all around the world?

theycallmejane said...

I'll take Halloween in Paris any day! What a fun!

 

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