I’ve already told you about one of my greeters for trick or treaters in a previous post, but I had an idea for one more.
At the farm, Hubby and I had made a lady scarecrow. I dressed her in a house dress, apron and a straw hat. She stood in a flower bed next to the back door (which, as is typical on many farms, was our main entrance).
But, now that we live in a city neighborhood, I really don’t have a place to use her, so she has been biding her time in a corner of the garage, behind an old hall tree that holds some of Hubby’s outdoor gear.
Her straw hat is long gone and the necklace I had made her of twine and tiny flower pots is down to just a couple little pieces of the pots.
But I finally thought of a way that she could feel useful at this house — she could dress up as a witch and help greet our trick or treaters!
So, I pulled her out of her corner and put a black dress on her and a hat that had long gray and brown hair attached.
Then I had Hubby install her near the front door, and I finished up her costume with some Halloween necklaces, gloves that have day-glo green boney hands painted on them, a cobweb kind of shawl, and a broom to top off her look.
I loved the way she turned out! So, now I had my greeters . . . I had my bowl of candy . . .
I was ready!
Here are some of the interesting characters who showed up at the door. They were all very patient about having their pictures taken and very cute . . .
. . . except this next one. Cute ? . . . well, maybe to his mother or his parole officer!
This scruffy looking guy walked up to the door as a group of kids walked away, so I assumed he was a parent with them. But, he just stood there looking at me, so I guessed he wanted candy too (?), so I hesitantly offered him some. He smilingly refused and greeted me by name — then I recognized him. He was a police officer! He thought it would be fun to walk his kids around to trick or treat while looking like a jail inmate. Cops are an interesting bunch with, sometimes, unusual humor. But, we know him and he is a great guy, and to show he was nicer than he looked, he let me take his picture.
A fun evening, and a little candy left over for Hubby and me. Perfect.