Rooster wore ears - Donkey perhaps? Sparrow also had felt ears sewn on a hat, adorable little creature he was, perhaps a bunny or baby donkey? Jbird also wanted ears of course, so I quickly knit on additional ears to his hat as we drove to the Halloween party. Jbird was a One Man Band/Washboard Player. He has seen these at farmers markets and came up with the idea all on his own. Oh and I was an autumn witch.
We went to a Halloween festival at the farm (where our outdoor waldorf school meets) and it was magical. The children were taken on a tour through the farm with special characters dressed up, telling stories about nature and the forest and giving out small gifts. Instead of traditional candy loot they were given crystals, honey, feathers, wool, pinecones and herbs. I'm guessing that the one we'll hear most about over the next few days was a visit inside Bernhard's teepee. Bernhard lives on the farm in a teepee and the children were invited in to sit next to the fire and there was a bit of a drum circle. I could only peak inside, but it was fairly incredible from what I could see. The children were entranced. After the tour, we tromped back in the dark to the tables to have soup and potluck.
When we got home Jbird insisted we do a quick run of "trick or treating" on our street, which was sweet and short. He still didn't quite get the concept of trick or treating, but he did remember the Sugar Fairy. When I reminded him that we could leave the basket of candy out for the Sugar Fairy like last year, he was thrilled to take part in the exchange. The next morning he found gnome dolls, toothbrush, and fairy dust which now has been tracked all over our floors.