As an au pair in the north of Germany some 15 years ago, I got in contact with their Fasching celebration. For the whole carnival week the kids wore fancy dresses to kindergarten and the excitement was palpable. We don’t have any traditions like that, nothing with fancy dresses, even though kids love it. So last year we decided to organise our own party. This year it became an annual event.
This year we had Tinkerbell and Dusty in our family. But there were a few changes with various hats, crowns and other accessories throughout the night. This time I bought the Dusty outfit, as my son is such a big Dusty fan and I was too lazy to make that kind of an outfit. Tinkerbell was clearly easy, we had a tutu from before, I bought new wings for 1,50e and the rest was done with jewelry, face paint and hair clips. They both flew nicely around our living room.
Parties need to have party food, and this time my husband served pretty cool pirate fruit (I am sure he’s stolen the ideas from somewhere but unfortunately don’t know where).
I wondered in the morning if I was crazy to have invited people over when I could have just had a lazy Saturday. But when all was done and the friends came, it definitively was worth the effort: Kids had a ball and so did us parents.
You may also want to take a look at some Fasching (or farsang) celebrations in Hungary by Blackberry mum. She’s made some delicious looking muffins too!