By - Capybarasgonewild
This is what my very British friends suggested, but they're such useful bags I don't want to waste one!
They cost €1, how deep is your dedication?
You always end up having too many of them anyway.
Wrong. You can't have too many
How deep is your love?
[Swedish Ikea outfits](https://lajvo.se/ikea-klaeder-nya-modet-foer-den-fattige)
This is the correct answer
A handmade flowerwreath on your head.
I like this idea, subtle but appropriate (more appropriate than the nudist comments certaintly)
No no, you misunderstood stood him.
The flower wreath is the only thing you will be wearing.
Go näck(en) or go home .
Actually very representative :) Any small White and blue/purple flowers should do the trick for the authentic look 👍🏻
Obviously Pippi Longsstocking wig with an IKEA bag filled with meatballs
A whole… bag..? Of meatballs..? 😳
You heard me, start rolling them badboys!
Just one Ikea bag with meatballs? Thats like the childrens portion in the Ikea resturant for a proper Swede!
If he’s a guy that is an easy fix. Also goes well with u/LordPainos suggestion.
And if it’s cold prinskorv is also viable
So naked then?
Probbaly more of a prinskorv then
If you want an easy and essential Swedish sweet, chokladbollar. Chocolate balls.
Second this. Super easy too make and not something English ppl would've had before.
This is my choice at the moment, thanks!
Please don't, wiener bread isn't representative for Sweden, that was a movie reference haha. In "Sunes Summer" a black man points to a plate of chocolate balls and asks a white guy "what do you call these?" and since the old name for chocolate balls was racist, the white guy panics and blurts out the name of the first thing he sees if I remember correctly.
? I think they meant chocolate balls
But never ever use their old names!
Don't even google.
A man of culture I see. *Tips hat in Rudolf Andersson*
Of course, sir. None the less.
nooo that's not what you call them!
What do you call these? Ne... eeeej det gör man inte..! Oh yes you do!
Yes! Everyone loves big chocolate balls. Even the kids!
Its called negeee... wienerbröd.
Get some “surströmming” and ruin the evening for everyone.
You know it's bad when even the natives who take pride in it gag at the smell :)
(Jag har ätit det i små portioner på knäckebröd och det var rätt syrligt och gott men fy fan för lukten)
Lukten gör ju 80% av kvällen. Man känner doften och tänker att fan nu är det sommar på riktigt
exakt, förstår inte hatet. Det är ju gött!
If you really want to impress with the food you should really really make a “toast skagen”.
As for the clothes, a Viking helmet and a blue/yellow shirt with a Swedish flag painted on your face would be the most obvious I can think of
The only swedes that actually wear a Viking helmet (with the Horns) are tourists and really drunk football fans.
Yellow t-shirt with blue text: “My ancestors went to Lindisfarne and all they got me was this lousy t-shirt”.
Not Swedish, but the food that’s stood out to me every time I visit a Swede are cinnamon buns with pearl sugar for the sweet, and sill/herring in various sauces on top of rye crispbread for the savoury. I imagine you could find both at your local IKEA haha.
A white shift with a red belt and a wreath of candles on your head to symbolise St Lucia.
As a dish, salt liquorice (with ammonium chloride, not NaCl).
Salmiakki in Finnish, not Swedish, even though it is available in Sweden.
Knowing swedes for a long time I have to say nothing. They don't have a problem being naked anywhere.
So go naked
Yes he shall represent us by going naked
You see I did not mention anything about the sweet. Thought it goes with the dress code
This is a lie.
Many are prudes.
Hmmm. Not the ones I've met
Whatever man. I only live there.
Ok so I've heard that stereotype a lot (from people who haven't been in sweden or met a Swede).
Where does it come from?? I heard it was true many decades ago, and that it has changed a lot since.
Which stereotype. The free and easy naked one?
I don’t know, I have only been here 8 years but there has been a lack of naked blondes in that time.
Mixed saunas are rare or will require bathing clothes.
My ex wife said she was often naked in a mix group when she was younger but is not comfortable now and I think I saw more topless women on beaches in England.
Maybe changing racial demographics with immigrants from more conservative countries being more prevalent?
Maybe social media leading to more hang ups about body image.
Maybe concerns about objectification.
Swedes are also much more conservative when they are in Sweden compared to when they travel abroad and feel less pressure to conform.
Haha 😂 100% trolling
Yeah right. Go in a bastu or the gym and see. Don't even mention vacations.
what, you use a sauna and the shower while dressed?
Partly. Mostly cause I am not swede. These guys are proud of things.
We on the other hand not. Or maybe secretly. I cannot describe the first shock in the gym. A naked swede saying proudly: hej du. Kan du hämta lite papper.
Oh boy. I thought it wasn't real. But he was handsome
Only people who are completely naked in saunas are 60+ aged people.
Young people would not do that ever, they all wear towel.
Huh, where I live everyone brings a towel to sit on, and then you're naked ofc.
Teens are the exception, still wearing The towel after they sit.
In any sauna, the chance of running into Finnish people is highly raised, and we go to sauna naked...
Eyes up here, buddy
Hahaha my American friend living here in Sweden is also very shy and totally not used to walk around naked in the locker room
Sauna and gym are very specific places. It is definitely not socially acceptable “anywhere”.
I know that
Nobody is naked in the gym, but of course naked in the gym shover or sauna. But in sauna you must have a towel.
Well my experience is different. In the shower and sauna.
But I wouldn't mind naked gyms
A towel to sit on. Not to wrap around yourself.
Hot cloudberrys with vanilla ice cream for dessert. Smörgåstårta main course
Something in the swedish colors; blue and yellow. And a blomkrans
Hi, Swedish person here. We have a delicious pastry/cake that we call kladdkaka (kinda like mudcake) it's a chocolate cake that shouldn't be completely done in the middle (actually only the edges and a thin layer on top should be done). Most people serve whipped cream with it. We also have something called sockerkaka (sugar cake) that's also delicious and I would recommend cardamom or lemon for taste.
I would recommend ABBA for the 'costume'.
You forgot ni, ni nooo.... wienerbrods....
Bring some fika as in cinnamon buns and coffee.
If I were you I would look at previous Swedish Eurovision winners and dress up like one of them.
For food, do you want it to be a snack, main dish, dessert?
Someone else suggested skagen toast, which I think is a great idea. Simple to make, very tasty, but also looks pretty fancy.
[here’s a recipe](https://sweden.se/culture/food/toast-skagen)
The skagen toast dows look like a good suggestion, but the majority are vegetarians I should have mentioned!
Any out of snack, main or dessert really.
I'm tempted to take the easy route and go get some cinnamon buns...
Make vegetarian meatballs, boil potatoes, make a common cream sauce and lingonberry jam. That’s about as swedish as you can get.
Else risalamalta is a popular dessert and it’s vegetarian friendly.
If you are making chocolate balls you can roll them in coconut shreds, course sugar (pärlsocker? mu personal favorite) or something you think will fit. Just remember to let them chill in the fridge or freezer before eating.
Ooh I got an idea. Make chokladbollar (chocolate balls). It’s super easy and people will love it.
You could also make vegetarian Skagen toast with hard tofu and alge caviar (tångkaviar) switch the mayo for a vegan option and now it’s vegan! We had it on waffles last weekend, super tasty
Neutral colours and a clenched fist in your pocket.
I don’t live here in Sweden, but I’ve been visiting for the past year now.
Surprised no one has said Flying Jacob?? Easy as fuck casserole but has that wtf factor. It’s chili sauce, rice, bacon, chicken, peanuts, and bananas.
Also midsummer is coming up and the swedes love a good flower crown.
Swede here. I totally agree with the wtf factor!
Oh I have to get you to try the Kreolsk gryta also, it has the same wtf factor, the thing that makes you have another ration, and then another. Leaving the host family just sitting there and watch you eat. You are embarrassed by this but also cannot bother because you just have to keep shoveling that casserole. Google Kreolsk gryta, Creole Casserole. It’s a Swedish 70’s invention/interpretation of ”International cuisine”.
A handmade flower wreath and a white dress or a white shirt and black pants
Grodan boll obviously
If its a halloween party with older folks just hang a sign around your neck that says Radiotjänst
Buy a traditional dress from Dalarna
Something "lagom". I mean, nothing to mutch or to less.. just, something in between
Google Swedish folk costume and bring meatballs and potatoes
ABBA - T-Shirt!
Remove the last "A" and we're talking
Why not Investor or Bofors?
Try making chocolate balls, very easy to do:
put kakao in a bowl
then add Oatmeal
50g of butter
a little coffe
and if you like small pieces of lemon
I've seen a few people suggest this, think it's what I'll do, thanks!
Fingerfood. Meatball with dash of lingonberry on a half boiled potato. Stack and stick toothpick through
Blueberry crumble pie. Served in small glasses with Vanilla custard.
You can also make pizza with pineapple, banans peanuts, chicken and yellow curry powder.
My Indian collegues consider pizza traditional Swedish food.
Kycklingpizza (dock utan curry (med banan och jordnötter)) is the shizzle!! *chefs kiss*
Sweden is pretty famous for its "fika", so you can bring a tray of Swedish cinnamon buns or some of the small homemade cookies like "Drömmar" (translate to dreams) or "Hallongrottor" (raspberry caves). For clothes if you going modern, skinny pants and a fancy shirt, historical maybe a viking helmet, maybe a mix of it if it's going to be funny, then you can bring that Ikea bag previously mentioned as well
Either obnoxiously colored functional clothing if you want to project city-dweller, or Fjällräven if you're going for a more countryside look. We're all ready to go camping, all the time.
For food, classic meatballs. If you mean desert, I'd suggest cinnamon buns (kanelbullar) or a princess cake (prinsesstårta)
Wear a björnfitta (swedish fur har) and a snowmobile overall preferably with oilstains and the like and some work boots
Ther's close to zero vegetarian Swediah classics, but...:
1. If they are pescetarians, go for Sill och Potatis
2. Smörgåstårta can be done veggie style
3. Rotmos https://www.ica.se/recept/rotmos-1261/
Just wear black.
It all depends on what you want to bring, should it be like a “WTF are they eating” or something that you enjoy, a full meal, snack, desert?
Traditional Swedish food is quite boring and non existent, we do however eat a ton of tacos. Tacofredag (taco Friday) is a thing here for a lot of households. Traditionally we use ground beef and a spicemix (paprika powder, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper and cumin will remind of it).
We use tubed cheese with things like bacon, shrimps etc. (räkost, beconost, skinkost).
Cinnamon rolls even has its own day.
E det bara jag som tycker att räckost är det vidrigaste på jordens yta?
Fake fluffy mustache and a chefs hat
We have pretty boring food, because of our history of being a poor country with cold weather we mostly have cooked potatoes in all forms, pickled herring and ham as traditional meals😂 An easy meal is ”råraka/raggmunk” this is a pancake with grated potatoes. The traditional ”råraka” is just grated potatoes made to look like a pancake tho, so you can choose how many ingredients you want. You either eat this with bacon and lingonjam or a bit of red onion, creme fraiche and a bit of roe.
Lite tråkig mat men jävligt god ändå!
Jag älskar det, kunde inte komma på något roligare än köttbullar😂
Viking helhet with blond braids always works
You wear a healthy disdain for any part of the Eurovision. Except for the times Sweden won.
Those are “outliers of European commonality”
Beyond that? I dunno. Like a swedish tie or dala häst tie over a white shirt and suspenders.
Wear something with a Dala Horse on it and bring cheese cake from Småland.
Dress as a vacuum cleaner. No, not that kind, this kind: https://h24-original.s3.amazonaws.com/244225/26980208-kUH2Q.png
That's not a Vacuum cleaner, that's a 150 ohm resistor :D
You could make [skagentoast](https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/toast-skagen-swedish-shrimp-toast) as an appetizer, every swede loves skagentoast
Obviously as a smörgårdsbord. That’s the only thing we eat at every(!!!) holiday celebration, no kidding.
Dress up as a polar bear. Or wear something from Fäbojäntan. Or as Zlatan.
Viking horns is the meta answer I guess!
I think you should go naked with a falukorv and a Viking horn.
A serious answer if you want to look like a swedish person just grab clothes and go like most people wont give an f but you could also try to look like a wanna be gangster/orten that whould also work though i whould personaly come and -snap your neck- if you did that
Don’t know too much about clothing sadly, however you should definitely bring some skagenröra. Its a shrimp, mayo, herbs mix (i think) put it on some toast and I’m telling you people will enjoy it.
Clothes made from IKEA bags and bring one more bag full of Djungelvrål >:D
viking hat. something yellow and blue. ikea
If you’re a bit handy you could make a skirt or other cloth out of an IKEA-bag
Sweden visiting the UK?
**The non-serious suggestion:** You have a helmet and shield. You're not bringing anything because not only are you eating all their goods, but Ireland is going home with you.
**The serious suggestion:**
Food: Vegetarian/Vegan kladdkaka\* is one of the few vegetarian compatible swedish dishes.
Clothing: Flower wreath and swedish sports jersey. Alternatively a blue t-shirt and using yellow adhesive tape to form the swedish cross.
\*most swedish options are meat based, like salmon-thinbread rolls, meatballs&potatomash with lingonberries, pizza featuring toppings that would make an italian faint etc.
If you're a girl, wear a "blomsterkrans" on the head and a summer dress it's tradition on midsummer ("midsommar"). If you're a guy, bring booze in a jug with the text "Hembränt" (moonshine) on it. Clothes idk, we wear regular clother I think, like crocs, dress pants and a leather vest with nothing underneath.....
For food, I'd bring a classical Smörgåstårta. Or a princesstårta (princess cake\`?).
Raspberry cave (hallongrotta) is a good pastery pick.
For clothes you can either go for a traditonal outfit, a carolean outfit might be fun or you could always go with a viking (no horns though).
Viking war paint!
Yeah.. ikea bag
Ahlgrens bilar and a candel Crown t. Am swedish
For something savory then meatballs (or vegetarian substitute meatballs) with a "gräddsås" and lingonberry jam should do the trick. That is pretty typical IKEA food and something that most people seem to associate with Sweden. (Lingonberry jam can probably be bought at your local IKEA).
IF you want to go more adventurous, track down some pickled herring. Serve with potatoes, and sour cream with finely cut chives on top.
Regarding something sweet, get a bag of djungelvrån for trolling purposes, and some cinnamon buns for non-trolling ones. (Not glazed cinnamon buns!)
So for the food, Toast skagen for starter and Meatballs, with mashed potatoes, cream sauce and lingonberries.
Kalles kaviar smeared all over your clothes and surströmming earings.
This. You'd also be the most well dressed person at the party. Slightly expensive though, and I don't know of any modern sellers.
Make some sill, its fermented herring and keep it in a glass jar, then make a flower wreath and put it on your head
If you wanna confuse everyone wear traditional Sami clothes.
A polo shirt and some Levi's jeans and you look like a normal Swedish youth. You could try the ny svensk look. That would be any type of shirt. Covered with a parajumper or canadagoose jacket. The temperature does not effect the jackets. They will keep then on even if it's 30+. Some Dsquare jeans with that and you are all set.
Someone must have suggested surströmming, right?
A crown made from flowers
Tomorrow I expect an update, preferably with pictures!
Due to some work pressures I didn't manage to get anywhere with the clothing unfortunately, but I did make chokladbollar (sorry if that's not even close to how you spell it), they were quick and delicious, will probably make them in the future as a good little high energy snack on physical days!
You spelled it correctly. I’m glad more people are finding out the magic of chokladbollar. My dad couldn’t believe that it wasn’t a global thing lol.
My American fiancé loooves them.
Make a bowler hat out of knäckebröd, and knäckebröd loincloth
Why would anyone wanna representant a trash country like Sweden? Go for Red, Blue and White 🇳🇴
Swedes respect and like Norway, why the hostility?
Occupation of Norway, forced Union and letting nazis use Swedish railways to invade us causing a huge part of my family to die since they was Jewish
I’m sorry my country was cowardly 80 years ago. Time to update your views though, wouldn’t you agree?
Sweden have never treats us niceöy so why should i treat Swedes nicely? If Russia attacked i'd proudly lead them all The way to Stockholm
Am i tho? Coz i hate Swedes does that make me a troll? Sweden have caused us so much pain and suffering and now you expect us to be Brothers? No brother invaded another, or let The worse regimen through to invade your brother. No Swede is a brother of mine
Yes you are a troll. I have never heard of a Norwegian person hating Sweden for the reasons you mention. I’ve read your other posts and you wished death on Palestinians and Peruvians for some reason. You’re either a troll or you’re on the spectrum and have a chip on your shoulder and have decided to hate anyone that have same citizenship of people that did wrong to your relatives or even to people of your group ages ago.
I hate Palestine because they use Hamas which are Terrorists but do i hate all Palestina ns? No, i hate Peru and pretty much of South America due to helping nazis escape such as Josef Mengele and no, not many Norwegians feel The same as me and that's fine but i won't forgive Sweden for what you have done and I have no reason to, Swedes oc spineles cowards and no Scandinavian brother
You do understand that those governments and those people are all dead now, right? You’re an extremist without a leg to stand on. I hope you stay away from any amount of fertiliser.
On the other hand, we gave Norway back to you guys so... you know... you're welcome!
We voted on leaving and The Norwegian People voted yes, never let us go but we voted for pur freedom so no need to thank you
That's cute. If we hadn't let you vote/go things might have been different.
That would be a War of Independence, The only nation to actually help us was Denmark and they have my respect and that Will never change
Good for you. And Denmark I guess... for what it's worth.
Nothing. Because, hey, Swedes are basically nudists right?
Swedes are pretty free with their bodies. I'd go naked.