Friday, October 26, 2012


Halloween inspired cake from the local grocery store. Pic credits :Uj

Well, Dasara is behind us and Diwali is a few days away. I am sure most of you are scrambling to find last minute Halloween costumes for the little ones or give your home a Halloween makeover to bring in that seasonal flavor. Don’t you wish you had a magic wand? Back to back celebrations can be exhausting and yet we don’t want our kids to miss out on the fun or the learning. In a bi-cultural household like ours, it is even harder to switch gears from Dasara festivities to Halloween and then right back again to Diwali!  Supriya and I have been up to our neck with all the celebrations. Personally, I prefer the other holidays to this Pagan festival of celebrating the dead – I guess because of the eeriness that surrounds it. But looking back it is kind of fun to see my little one’s fantasies come to life via Halloween costumes each year – a treasure trove of childhood memories now resides in our picture albums and hence I celebrate!
I am popping in just to say  a quick hello and to see how your spook-tacular Halloween prep is coming along.  Have you picked out your perfect pumpkin yet?  Have you carved out that Jack-O’-lantern yet?
Please do share images from your own celebrations with us so we can collectively inspire others.  We will be glad to showcase your creativity at Aalayam. Write to us at
Here’s a Halloween picture from a few years ago. The boys partied at our home before heading out to trick or treat. 

Happy Halloween y’all!
Next up – Aalayam features inspirations for Deepavali ! Stay tuned!



  1. ooooo!! spooky! Loved the cake.. great blog!

  2. Poonam,
    Thanks for visiting. Yup, there's a fantastic array of spooky cakes in the market place right now!

    Come back for more. Diwali inspirations up next!