Halloween is a relatively new holiday in Sweden that was welcomed to our Swedish society during the 1990s. This spooky tradition takes place on October 31 each year. If you rent a cabin, apartment, villa or house somewhere in Sweden on October 31, you should make sure you have candy at home. Do not be surprised if everything from amusement parks to shops has a ghost theme around this holiday and there are several nice ways to celebrate this holiday in your cabin.
A tradition on Halloween is that children dress up as ghosts, witches, zombies, skeletons, vampires, princesses, Scooby doo - yes, basically anything. Then they walk around the neighborhood and do trick or treat. When these ghosts knock on your cabin door, it is important to have candy at home so you do not have to choose trick, because if so then anything can happen. They may scare you or come up with another mischief, shine flashlights in through the cabin window or put a scary drawing outside the front door of your cabin.
If the cabin is in a secluded area in Sweden where there are not that many families with children close by, then there is a big chance that you won’t have anyone knocking at your door, but you should still have a bowl of candy at home just to be on the safe side. If the home is closer to a community, perhaps in a residential area or surrounded by many cabins, the chance of a visit is big. In cities, such as Stockholm and Gothenburg, you will clearly notice that it is Halloween. As I said, it is a fairly new tradition, but it is celebrated more or less all over Sweden by now.
Recommendation! Buy your own favorite candy so in case nobody come trick or treating at your door, you can eat the candy yourself.
There are many nice, cozy and scary things you can do in your cabin with your children to celebrate Halloween.
In Sweden during Halloween it is common with pumpkins, gutted and cut out in the form of faces or whatever else you like. If you also put a candle inside of it makes it look really nice. Making a pumpkin lantern can be a fun activity to do with your children in the cabin, let your creativity run wild. Then place the pumpkin out on the porch so neighbors and passers-by can enjoy your scary creation.
Here's how to make a pumpkin lantern for the cabin: Pumpkin lantern - how to easily make a scary lantern for Halloween
In recent years, it has become increasingly common in Sweden to serve a menu of spooky and scary dishes on Halloween. Food shaped in different ways so it looks like spiders, skulls, ghosts, or witches. What do you have on the menu during Halloween in the cabin? Black pasta (witch's hair), green mashed potatoes or maybe sausages garnished with ketchup so it looks like cut fingers? Maybe it's possible to make something scary out of a blood orange? Only the imagination sets the limits here.
Here you will find Halloween recipes that you can cook in your cabin: For a scary good Halloween
Take the opportunity, gather the family around the fire in your cabin or light some candles for the right atmosphere. Tell ghost stories and have an exciting and cozy moment together in the cabin.
We see more and more shops, restaurants theme parks and museums embrace this fun tradition and decorate with a Halloween theme, that is, cobwebs, ghosts, witches and skulls. At nightclubs and bars in Sweden, the same thing applies, where they often have Halloween night where the guests also dress up in ghost costumes.