Do you remember I told you about the Midsummer festivities? Well the crayfish party is basically yet another opportunity for the Swedes to drink aquavit and sing obscure songs. The difference is that this time we don`t do it around the maypole but decorate our houses with paper lanterns and wear silly hats. As you can see I am especially fond of the silly hats part…..
In Sweden we drink aquavit in small shot glasses and at the crayfish parties in my younger days you had to take a “shot” for every crayfish pincer you ate! That usually left you in a blurred state very fast or had you sliding under the table. Now when I am old and very mature ( ha, ha you wish) I do a lot less sliding under tables which also means that I feel a lot better the day after. My oh my you could have the hangovers from hell in those days. Not to mention waking up with strange bumps on your forehead from hitting the floor. LOL!
Yesterday’s crayfish party was of a much calmer variety and a family affair with my parents, uncle, my sister and my brother in law. We had a great time shooting air gun at balloons (before the aquavit mind you), eating an enormous amount of crayfish, singing and drinking the occasional aquavit.