Yep. Hats for the geese. I thought it was a great idea at the time, but now am thinking, maybe I have officially lost it. It started a few years back (I can’t remember which Christmas party), our neighbors have a white elephant party. It’s kinda like a Yankee swap, only you use or re-gift funny or gaudy gifts. At one of the parties, one couple got these beautiful plastic lawn geese. These geese even came with a chef and waitress costume.
Over the years, these geese have traveled the neighborhood. They have become the gag gift, randomly showing up on the lawns of neighbors celebrating anniversaries, big birthdays or if the neighbors were plain old party poopers. Well, that was us on Halloween. The geese found their way onto our front lawn Halloween night. And to be honest, I don’t remember which neighbor had them last. I had to laugh as I saw them sitting in the pile of leaves out front. I knew we deserved them for going to bed early and not hanging out.
The cold air kicked in over Halloween evening and I thought geese without winter hats just won’t do. My husband even egged me on by saying, they need ear flap hats. So, it began. Digging through my stash, I found some old acrylic that I thought would work well. I made a small beret for the girl goose with a matching scarf and a ear flap hat (by my husband’s request) for the boy goose.
Kinda crazy? Yep. I think so!
But I also think it’s funny and fantastic.
We have the best dressed lawn geese on the seacoast I bet, and the warmest.
I am not sure where these guys are going to roam to next. But I sure know, they are going in style!