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La Festa di Halloween: “Dolcetto o Scherzetto”!

1 Nov
Finally a chance to wear my hat and cape again! Mild evening, plenty of wine, no cars.

Finally a chance to wear my hat and cape again! Mild evening, plenty of wine, no moving cars.

Our little slice of America in Italy, the Embassy, threw a Halloween party last night.  Can I tell you how delightful it was in this mild Mediterranean climate, to be outdoors on Halloween, versus the snow-suited-trick-or-treating of my Minnesota childhood? Or those dreadfully cold Halloweens in Omaha when Derek’s class had a “haunted woods” we had to walk through in the bitter weather?

The party theme is “Trunk or Treat.” Families decorate their cars and the kids parade through the decorated parking lot doing the traditional candy-gathering while the adults drink wine and listen to a bluegrass band. The embassy cafe puts on a barbecue so no one goes hungry.

SUVs and vans work great for Trunk-or-Treat!

SUVs and vans work great for Trunk-or-Treat!

The Italian kids in particular seem to love the hot-dogs and it’s a joy to see the families of both American and Italian employees come together. Since November 1 is a holiday (Ognissanti or All Saints’ Day) no one had to worry about bedtime to school the next day. How sensible is that?

Ambassador Phillips and his wife, Linda Douglass, were good sports!

Ambassador Phillips and his wife, Linda Douglass, were good sports!

Baby lobster and family

Baby lobster and family

Our little neighbor

Our little neighbor

Tiny dancer

Tiny dancer

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Another festive vehicle

Security Officer gone rogue

Security Officer gone rogue

Little witches

Little witches

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters

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4 Responses to “La Festa di Halloween: “Dolcetto o Scherzetto”!”

  1. Anita HIlmoe November 3, 2013 at 00:12 #

    Looks like everyone had a great time. We enjoyed having the kiddies come through the office Halloween afternoon. It’s always fun to see them in their costumes. 🙂

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  2. ckleonard November 2, 2013 at 03:09 #

    Hi! OMG Laurel, your black glass bead necklace is to die for. Beautiful beautiful – you and the necklace! I sure can see why it came home with you from the jewelry store. What a really fun looking Halloween party. I love all the pictures of the little kids in costume – I’ll be giggling a good while thinking about the lobster baby! It was unusually warm here last night. First time in a long time I cam remember seeing our trick or treaters in their costumes and not covered in coats or rain gear. Lots and lots of very cute and polite kids rang my door bell. Take care!

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    • gooddayrome November 2, 2013 at 05:55 #

      Carissima Carolyn, you have a great eye! The necklace came from my favorite glass artist on Murano. The necklace is graduated and each bead is hand-blown and matches perfectly in size and shape it’s twin on the other side of the necklace. Glad you had good weather for the kiddies. What a treat in Portland!

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  3. Rebecca Terrazas November 1, 2013 at 19:28 #

    What fun! Thanks for sharing! Wish I were in Roma for Halloween.
    Rebecca

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