Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Reprise -- The Witch Is In . . .

I love Halloween -- not adult parties but the children's activities for Halloween is really a child's holiday! And for Halloween I love dressing up as a witch for the children. It's fun to get your candy from an old "crone"!

Tonight I'll be dressed up in my witchy costume once again as I hand out full size Snickers to those coming by and saying "Trick or Treat".

I posted this last Halloween and am sharing it this Sunday, Halloween 2010. So please join Chari at Happy to Design for her Sunday Favorites.

This is "Jack" -- the Lantern that welcomed Trick or Treaters at Linderhof on Halloween.
Under the portico is my Witch's Lair -- my Pumpkin Palace . . . with a row of plastic jack o lanterns with electric votives lining the drive way up to the Witch's Lair to the large real jack o lantern by the "Witch". A plastic tub/cauldron of full size candy bars await the trick or treaters!
Ravenswood the Crow and a rusty candelabra add to the ambiance of the Witch's Lair.

Halloween is always a fun evening at Linderhof and we enjoy all of the little trick or treaters.

Now the pumpkins are put away . . . the witch's costume is ready to be put back in the attic.

Halloween 2009 is just a memory!


Pondside said...

I'm sure the children all love to come up your walk, Martha - perfectly spooky!

Becky said...

Martha, I love your whole witch's lair and I'm sure the children do, too. Happy Halloween!

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Trick or Treat!!

I love Snickers.

On Crooked Creek said...

The allure of mystery will be bewitching at Linderhof this evening. Enjoy those neighborhod children. . .for they grow far too quickly!

lindaraxa said...

Martha, what a great idea! I'll keep it in mind for when my grandchildren are older...

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Martha...

Well my friend, it looks like you had a great time passing out the trick-or-treats as a witch! Hehe! Too cute! Thanks for sharing your halloween with us for Sunday Favorites this week!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Erica (Irene) said...

What a fun post! Thats a great idea you have. We go all out at our house also.

Kranky Granny said...

Your post reminds me of a lady I once knew. She was very active in a community playhouse and had the talent to do a make-up job that would equal the wicked witch from the Wizard of Oz.

Every year she would dress up and go sit beside her front door in a mannequin still pose. Nothing the kids would do could get her to flinch or blink.

He husband would answer the door and tell the kiddies that they had to ask the witch for their treat but that she would only respond to those who said the magic word.

Unless the child said please she did not move. When they did she moved in very slow motion and took her hand with the treat from her pocket and held it out to be taken from her palm.

As word spread the lines got longer each year with children determined to make the wicked old witch flinch.