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Helsinki, 20 degrees

Yesterday stood for one of the annual highlights of the year: my mother's crayfish birthday party!! Crayfish, dill, schnapps, singing...what an amazing atmosphere! I truly love these small creatures!

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("Welcome to the crayfish party" in Swedish!)

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We eat crayfish by using specific knives to open them up. First one cracks the so called "claws", also known as chelipeds to suck on and eat them. Then one sucks on the crayfish's body to get out all the juice from that part. Last but not least one eats the "tail", the abdomen. The crayfish "tails" are eaten with mayonnaise and dill on bread. All of this is done by hand so it gets quite messy but it's so much fun, and it's so yummy! I think I ate more than 20 this time!

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Since my mother turned 62 years, I thought it would be a fun idea to honor her with a 60's theme, so I created my version of H&M's rockabilly banana hairdo for the party and wore my mom's dress from the 60's! I can't believe it's still in such perfect condition - a true vintage dress treasure! These kinds of dresses are stylish still today, don't you think?


As expected, today the skin on my fingers is full of small cuts thanks to the crayfish chelipeds, my throat is sore from all the singing and I can feel in my tongue that I have sucked the crayfish juice from the little buggers.

Do you like crayfish, how do you enjoy them?


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  1. Meillä on ollut perinteiset rapukestit perheen kesken joku kymmenisen vuotta, ja ne on aina olleet itse mökillä pyydystettyjä :) Löysin GinaTricotin alesta hummeri-korvakorut ja pitää muistaa laittaa ne ensi kerralla hih!

    Ihana rockabilly-look, ja mekko <3 Näytät tosi kauniilta.


    * Jos joskus myyn paisley-pöksyni niin koitan muistaa sun olevan ekana jonossa ! ^^

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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    1. Ihanaa, kuulostaa todella hyvältä :) ovat varmasti maukkaita! Haha sun on pakko näyttää nuo hummerikorvikset sitten!
      Kiitos kauniista sanoista <3

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  2. ahhahha quel vestito è fantastico! che bella idea quella di un look ispirato agli anni 60.
    stavi davvero benissimo!

    Tanti auguri alla tua mamma allora.

    un bacione!
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    (domani pubblico un outfit sul mio blog.. tieni gli occhi aperti,, non vedo l'ora di leggere il tuo parere su quello.. )

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    1. Grazie cara per tutti i complimenti!

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  3. I've only had crayfish once and really enjoyed it. The party must have so much fun! Happy Birthday to your lovely mum. The 60's styling really suits you, lurv that orange dress!

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    1. For us it's an annual thing, and we strive to have as much crayfish parties as possible! Thank you for the compliment!

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  4. wooo a great party!! happy b-day to your mum :)
    xx

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    1. Thank you, it truly was a fantastic party!

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  5. oh wow what a fun tradition!! i have never eaten crayfish but i know eating crabs gets so messy hahah i love interactive eating :D and that dress is in perfect condition!! im sure your mom was so happy :D

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Jessica! You should definately try crayfish! I love crabs as well!

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  6. OMG i love your hair like that!! And that dress is just gorgeous!!! I'm not a fan of seafood but I love the theme!
    :)
    Allison

    P.S. I'm having an INTERNATIONAL $75 Shopbop giveaway on my blog, so don't forget to enter! :)
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    1. Thank you Allison for all your kind words, it was quite a radical hairdo but I loved it!

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  7. only now I've noticed... the sentence on the header is from sex and the city isnt it? love it!

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    1. Yes, that citation is one that has even inspired me to take my first tattoo. It's from my favorite episode ever, do you know it?

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