Friday, September 06, 2013

Why did the crayfish go red? Because he saw the salad dressing ... fun at IKEA Belfast this evening!

IKEA turned orange in Belfast this evening as they hosted their annual crayfish party. It's a Swedish tradition. I'm not sure that such parties in Sweden all involve an ABBA tribute band but the local flat pack festival of crayfish and schnapps wouldn't be complete without music from The Bjorn Identity.

For the ichthyophobes who didn't want to mess up their huge orange paper bibs or get their fingers dirty, there were mountains of meatballs and cocktail sausages, salads and yummy desserts.

Breaking up the kitsch 70s music were some community Swedish drinking songs, helped along by a large Scandinavian contingent in the IKEA cafe.

A very fun way to spend an evening - and a set of tickets that couldn't be turned down. Keep an eye out on the IKEA Belfast website - or in store - for the adverts next summer. There's a reduced price for IKEA Family members (their free red loyalty card); three complimentary drinks vouchers; kids under five get in free; and the raffle had some great prizes. An great evening of great crack, which seemed very popular with large groups: I spotted a lot of familiar faces from last year.

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