Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Halloween is coming...

Jake's pumpkin from last year. 

In my opinion, Halloween is one of the best holidays during the year. It obviously can't top Christmas or New Year, but it's a close third. I absolutely love seeing all of the shops, restaurants and houses decorate their windows with ghosts, witches and demons. Being a horror-movie lover, this doesn't really come as a surprise.

One of my favourite things to do during Halloween is put on as much scary make-up as possible (I'm talking traumatising kids scary) and go to a Halloween party. All of the delicious food and drink obviously makes this experience a lot better!

Since moving to France, I didn't think that there was much going on at Halloween, I thought that it was a bit boring and that no one put in any effort, which was true 5 years ago. But now, the French really go all out. If you go to big cities like Montpellier and Nice, you'll notice that pretty much all of the clubs have a "dressed-up people get in free" policy, and seeing as no-one enjoys forking out 10-20euros just to get past the door of a club, loads of people join in. All of the drinks have different names and any drink that has even the slightest pink/red tint to it is referred to as blood.

A lot of the bars do things like this too; if you dress up as something scary, you'll find yourself getting a free drink here and there.

I definitely think that the big cities are worth visiting at Halloween, small villages may not do much, but you definitely won't be disappointed by the rest of them!