I am a Halloween expert. My kids already have costumes and I can strut by the massive candy mountains in stores.
My daughter chose to be a goddess this year – which I think is wonderful given the other costume choices for 10 year old girls (yikes). My son will be a zombie.
The truth is NOONE comes to our house on Halloween because we live on a very busy street with no sidewalks. You would have to be a bit suicidal to walk to our door at night.
I don’t have to buy candy for Trick-or-Treaters and I suggest that you don’t buy it either……..until October 30th so it doesn’t sit there looking at you.
A few tips:
- Buy candy that you don’t like.
- If there is leftover candy, give it away or toss it out.
- If you can’t give it away then put it in the freezer where you can’t see it.
Finally, if you are entertaining on Halloween or bringing party food to school for an event – try these healthy and fun options:
Peel mandarin oranges (smaller ones with no seeds) and shove a small stick of celery into the center to make a stem. Wrap if not serving these immediately so the mandarins don’t dry out.
Cut banana in half and press Cheerios onto flesh. Eat immediately or soak banana in lemon juice before putting on Cheerios so they don’t turn brown.
Slice a cheese stick in half and cut several slices into one half of the stick. Shove end of pretzel stick into flat end of cheese stick to make a “broom”.
How do you get real food into kids on Halloween?
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