Nov 23 – Juleklip / Christmas Crafts Hygge

We are kicking off the holiday season by offering some Danish aebleskiver along with an opportunity to make traditional paper hearts, origami stars, and other holiday decorations in time to display them in December.

The Cottage will filled with “julehygge” and the colorful paper, star strips, and other supplies needed to create Danish Christmas ornaments.

Please join us for crafting, gløg, æbleskiver, and more Saturday, November 23rd 4 pm -6:30 p.m. at the House of Denmark.

Saturday June 22, Sankt Hans Danish Mid-Summer Celebration

We hope that you will join us on the beach for a picnic, hygge, snobrød and songs and to see the witch fly off to Bloksbjerg Saturday, June 22nd at East Mission Bay. House of Denmark will be bringing hot dogs and medister (Danish sausage).

Please bring a side dish, dessert, and utensils. We need a few people to make the dough for snobrød (s’mores are also welcome). Bring a blanket or beach chairs and eating utensils. We will have access to a couple of picnic tables with benches.

The event will start around 6 p.m. but feel free to come early and enjoy the afternoon or the day on the beach. We will be sending out our “scouts” early in the morning to secure a fire pit.

We will be located near East Mission Bay Drive south of the Mission Bay Park Visitor Information Center and north of the Hilton. To find us, exit I5 at Clairemont Drive/Mission Bay Drive, then go west towards the bay, turn left at the stop sign and follow signs to Playa Pacifica Park. You can look for a red awning with the House of Denmark name which will be put up near the bonfire place. Also, feel free to call Oda at 858-254-6295 if you still have trouble finding us.

Det Store Påskebord / Easter Buffet April 13, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

Come celebrate spring with a Danish Påske / Easter gathering on Saturday, April 13, at 5:30 p.m. at the Hall of Nations in Balboa Park. (Hall of Nations is a large building located between the international cottages and the Organ Pavillion.  It is next to the International Gift Shop.)

(Please see the separate invitation to the craft event at the cottage immediately preceding the buffet starting at 4:p.m.)

We are again planning a typical Danish Påskebord / Easter buffet.

Buffet Menu:

Sild med karrysalat / Herring with curry dressing

Æg med rejer / Egg with shrimp

Røget laks / Smoked salmon

Skinke med italiensk salat / Ham with carrot/green pea topping

Varm Leverpostej med bacon / Warm liver pate with bacon

Frikadeller med kartoffelsalad / Danish meatballs with potato salad 

Ostebord / Cheese platter 

Rugbrød og franskbrød / Rye bread and French bread

Dessert / dessert:

Citronfromage / Lemon suffle 

Hjemmebagt Kringle / Homemade Kringle


Sodavand, oel og vin / Soda, beer, and wine


Participation is $10- for adults and $5 for children.

RSVP by Tuesday April 9, 2018 text or phone call to Oda Audish (858)-254-6295

The House of Denmark will arrange the cooking ourselves.  We hope that some of you will be willing to help us make some of the items or set up.  Please text or call Oda Audish at 858-254-6295 to coordinate.  The House of Denmark will reimburse you for the cost.  If there is something else that you would like to bring instead, just let us know so we can coordinate the buffet table accordingly.



Påskeklip / Easter Crafts April 13, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Come and participate in creating traditional Danish craft associated with Spring and Easter.

This event is held in the House of Denmark cottage.  We will make various traditional Easter crafts and gækkebreve.

Sending a Gækkebrev (teaser letter) is one of the best and most loved among the Danes.  The sender of the letter is anonymous.  The letter will have short poems or rhymes and is signed with a number of dots corresponding to the number of letters in the sender’s name, so that the recipient has a chance of guessing who sent the letter.  If the receiver cannot guess the sender’s identity by Easter, the receiver will have to give an Easter egg to the sender, and if the receiver guess who the letter is from, then the sender will have to give him/her a Easter Egg.

Immediately after the craft activity in the House of Denmark, we will walk over to the Hall of Nations and enjoy Phase II of our Easter celebration which is called Påskebord (Easter Buffet).

Hope that you will join us for both.

Fastelavn March 2, 2019 3:30 p.m.


Young and old and everyone in-between are invited to celebrate Fastelavn at the House of Denmark. Fastelavn marks the beginning of Lent and some of the traditions associated with this event go back to the Middle Ages.

The children are encouraged to come dressed in costumes and they are invited to beat a barrel with a bat (‘slå katten af tønden’) to make the goodies inside fall out.

There will be a chance for everybody to make ‘fastelavnsris’ (a traditional craft for the season), and lets not forget eating those delicious ‘fastelavnsboller’ (lenten buns).

Participation is free to members of the House of Denmark. The cost is $5 for non-members (children as well as adults).

RSVP (text or call )by February 28 at 858-254-6295

Christmas Party Saturday December 15, 2018 5 p.m.

We are very sorry to not have followed up with more details about the party.  We needed to give first priority to our members to attend the party and so many of them signed up that we ran out of space.   We will likely look for a larger venue next year as we certainly would like as many people as possible to have the opportunity to attend the party.  We encourage you to become member of the House of Denmark so you can be kept up to date as it happens.   To become a member, please see the link on our webpage.

The next event will be Fastelavn in February.  There will be no space limitations.  This is not just for children.  Everyone, no matter  your age, enjoys a Fastelavns bolle and hygge.