Halloween Snapshots


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.

9 Responses to Halloween Snapshots

  1. Beth says:

    Your scarecrow turned out very cute…and still friendly. 🙂 And the little toddler in the flower costume…so, so cute!!

  2. Sandra says:

    The “flower child” was cute, wasn’t she, Beth?

    I knew there was no way my scarecrow would scare any little kids, that scarecrow just has too sweet a face.

  3. Pam says:

    Love the cop dressed up! CUTE greeters you made!! What a great time you all had!

  4. Danielle says:

    LOL…I love your witch…how clever of you. You will have to decorate her as Mrs claus for Christmas..

    How funny was the cop…..I would have run inside and locked the doors…lol..

  5. Sandra says:

    Thanks, Pam. I really enjoyed getting ready for Halloween this year. I’m glad you enjoyed hearing about it!

    Danielle — Mrs. Claus is a GREAT idea! I’ll have to think about how I could dress her for that. I’ve always loved her, so it’s fun to finally be able to find a use for her. I think she’s been a little lonesome in the garage.

    Re. the cop. I thought later that I probably should have been a little scared before he identified himself, but I think some part of me had already recognized him, and certainly his demeanor wasn’t at all threatening. Of course, I think I’ve heard that said about criminals too! — “He seemed so nice and wasn’t at all threatening, RIGHT BEFORE HE DEMANDED MY MONEY!” 🙂

  6. Chourou says:

    Hi Sandy. from Far East! Looks like you had a very very fun time for Halloween. Glad to hear that. And nice photos, aren’t they!
    BTW, it has really something about a 12 year boy shot to death on the way Trick or Treat, being mistaken for robber or something. I was terribly shocked and sorry for that.

    You inspired me to find how enjoyable taking picture is, so on this weekend, I took my camera out with my family and had some shots while walking around. If I find ones I like, I will post some of them to my blog. If you stop by then, I’ ll be very happy. Hope not getting you bored,though (+ _ +)

  7. Sandra says:

    Chourou — I’ve visited your blog, and I thought your pictures were great! It’s nice to get to see you and your family.

    Yes, it was awful about that boy being shot. The story said his family had just stopped to go to a few houses. So, so sad.

  8. Hilary says:

    Great photos. You’re so clever for turning that farm girl into a witch. It looks wonderful.

    I wanted to squishy-hug that adorable little flower girl.. how cute was she! 🙂

  9. Sandra says:

    Hi, Hilary — I was so glad to get to use my farm girl! I think she probably enjoyed the change of scenary too!

    I know that baby was darling, wasn’t she. And when I said I wanted a picture, she immediately started walking toward me. I’m guessing “cutie” gets her picture taken alot! 🙂

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