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).


Robin said...

Soo what did you do with the potatoes?? Looks like and educational and fun night!! Oh this is Robin btw, I have a blog now! ♥ya

Kari said...

Sounds like a fantastic night! Things like this really put me in the Christmas Spirit! Other cultures Christmas experiences are alot of fun!

Gil said...

Vrolijke Kerstfeest!! Smeergen das Vorstgeeten!! Mele Kalikimaka!! Feliz Navidad!! Suksan Wan Christmas!! Joyeux Noel!! Natale allegro!! Glaedelig Jul!! Geseende Kersfees!! Boas Festas!! And in Esperanto it's "Gajan Kristnaskon"!!
No matter how you say it, MERRY CHRISTMAS is always good to hear!
(Did Swarte Pete escape from a late-1800's/early-1900's Minstrel Show?) It looks like a GRAND TIME was had by all.

Life With Dogs said...

Sounds like fun from here!

Happy holidays from Vermont. :)

Fiona said...

Your such a spunk Krista!!

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Karen said...

This sounded so fun. Praying that everyone is soon healthy and happy. Hope you are enjoying the sun.