Photo Friday: Halloween In Paris

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When we took the baby E to Paris in 2005, I was bummed that we would miss celebrating his first Halloween here at home. To my husband's chagrin, I dragged along a bulky bumblebee costume in our already overstuffed luggage.

Still, halloween was a blast for everyone. We took E to the Eiffel Tower for a photo op, and then retired to this cafe for lunch. Seated on the in the sidewalk, E was a magnet for every passing French grandmother. These normally reserved (and impeccably dressed) women pinched his cheeks, made funny faces, and fawned over him, and he just soaked in it.

Later in the day, Paris' schools let out, and french children (all dressed as either witches or goblins) galavanted through the city, picking up cookies and other sweets at the best bakeries. Now that the kids are old enough to reach the counter, don't you think we should return for another Paris Halloween?

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  1. CanCan (Mom Most Traveled) on October 30, 2008 at 11:32 p.m.

    Now I want to go to Paris on Halloween, too! What a special memory!

  2. poetloverrebelspy on October 31, 2008 at 12:57 a.m.

    That explains that cute picture in the navigation!

    You'll have to learn how to say "Trick or Treat" in French . . .

  3. Heather on her travels on October 31, 2008 at 3:51 a.m.

    Everyone loves a Halloween baby the world over. Happy Halloween.

  4. Dominique (Midwest Guest) on October 31, 2008 at 5:23 a.m.

    It looks like E really enjoyed all the attention he got in Paris. What a little ham, eh? :P

  5. Linda (minnemom) on October 31, 2008 at 6:02 a.m.

    Love the picture of your hubby and the bee!

    My entry's a little untraditional today, but it's important. :-)

    Have a great day, everyone!

  6. wandermom on October 31, 2008 at 6:47 a.m.

    What a cute photo!

  7. jessie V on October 31, 2008 at 7:36 a.m.

    I love these photo fridays! I'd love to go to Paris for Halloween - great idea!

  8. diane on October 31, 2008 at 9:06 a.m.

    I absolutely must know . . . what do Parisian patisseries give out for Halloween? I'll don a costume for a French pastry any day!

    Actually, I've recently learned that Halloween, which only just appeared in France about 10 years ago, is now on a decline. One of the native French readers of my blog told me that it's almost non-existent this year.

    Treasure your Halloween in Paris experience. It may, indeed, turn out to be something wonderful and rare.

  9. Adrienne C. Wilson on October 31, 2008 at 11:47 a.m.

    Please delete #22 if you can. I accidentally included the same link from the previous submission. -- Thank you.

    Happy Halloween to you and yours in Paris!


  10. Lifecruiser on October 31, 2008 at 1:50 p.m.

    Great idea with Photo Friday and I must admit it's an idea I've had myself for a long time, but I never seem to get it going, so now I can thank you for doing it :-)

    I'll have to remember to participate next Friday!

    Oh, the photo is so cute, both having such great face expressions.

    Yes, I do think it's time for you to return to Paris for Halloween!

    Ah, Paris.... My husband proposed to me there in 2004... *romantic thoughts*

    Happy traveling :-)

    Since it's my first time at your blog and I'm not participating this Friday with a photo, I'll leave you my blog address here instead of in the Mr Linky box. (Lifecruiser Travel Blog)

  11. Lanora Mueller on October 31, 2008 at 2:14 p.m.

    An American friend who's lived in Paris nearly 30 years makes fresh pumpkin pie for his kids every Halloween. Apparently, when they were little they thought pumpkin pie is a traditional Halloween treat, and he did not want to disillusion them. So he was up until midnight last night baking!

  12. Mara on October 31, 2008 at 4:17 p.m.

    Debbie, I definitely think you should go back to Paris for Halloween, and take me with you!

    I couldn't justify linking to my Halloween post, since all photos were taken at my house! I'll be back next week...

  13. Nomadic Matt on November 2, 2008 at 5:55 p.m.

    No costume pictures!? :)