Happy Halloween!

It’s October 31, and tonight, all the little monsters, ghosts, witches, superheroes, princesses, and pumpkins in the US will head out with a bag or bucket in hand, hoping to fill it with their favorite candies by the end of the night.

halloween trick or treat paris pumpkins

Here are a few Halloween-y links to help celebrate the holiday in Paris!

  • Secrets of Paris has compiled a fantastic list of costume shops and festivities around the city in various bars and restaurants. The Paris Ghost Tour or the Le Manoir haunted house are two scary haunts in the city to visit.
  • For students, Paris Etudiant’s Halloween party list tells you where you can show off your costumes tonight.
  • Time Out Paris has a few ideas on how to have a haunted Halloween in the French capital!
  • Tim Burton’s film The Nightmare before Christmas is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Buzzfeed has 20 awesome facts on the making of the movie, which includes a video interviewing the people involved in the project. It is fascinating!
  • Halloween decorations are so much fun and essential in setting a spooky mood. Here are some suggestions from the Huffington Post on how to ghoul-out your home.
  • Head over to Cake & Bake Accessories today. If you say “trick or treat” at the counter, you get a free treat!
  • This evening’s cocktails are sorted, as well. Le Relais Gascon in Montmartre will give you a free house cocktail if you come in with a mask.
  • There’s still time to carve a pumpkin, and the pumpkins at Truffaut are the perfect canvas. Make sure to keep the seeds and roast them!

This past weekend, I had a fantastic time in England carving pumpkins with DM. His pumpkin is on the right. Not bad for his first one, is it?

pumpkin carving happy halloween 2013 paris candy trick or treating pumpkin seeds

Picture from the PatriciaParisienne Instagram account (@patriciaparisienne)

Halloween isn’t a French custom, though it’s slowly catching on. The holiday that is celebrated here on November 1 is Toussaint, or All Saints Day.  In celebration of Toussaint, as well as Dia de los Muertos, there is a cool art exposition in Belleville called “Skeletons and Offerings” at the Association pour l’estampe & l’art populaire. The vernissage for their new show is tonight at 6 p.m., and the exhibit runs through November 9, 2013.

Wishing you all a very Happy Halloween!

xx PatriciaParisienne

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