Sunday, December 6, 2009

Vrolijke Kerstfeest

My family was invited to our friends' house for a Dutch Christmas party. It was so much fun learning about their family tradition. We enjoyed a smorgasboard of wonderful Dutch food and some American favorites, too.

We learned about Sinterklaas and Swarte Pete and sang a Dutch Christmas song.

The kids went on a potato hunt throughout the house. Then Swarte Pete arrived throwing candy out to all the children and Sinterklaas gave a gift to each child.

It was a really lovely night with friends, new friends, neighbors and Gretchen's family. This is a picture of me with the two hostesses, Lola and Gretchen, as they are adorned in their Dutch costumes (minus the hats).