As you all know, Halloween is so fun! Love it all but the reality is that candy is horrible evil to our household. Mean to my boy W....not to mention my tuckas!
We are a refined sugar-free household. So, what the heck do we do with Halloween, the holiday of all candy-infused holidays!
We purchased pre-approved treats....plain chips & gum, stickers, Halloween pencils, balloons....and delivered them to specific homes that we would be trick & treating at. Our boys were thrilled to go trick or treating as it was their first time and they loved it! I would hate to deny this for them as it is such a passage of childhood. One year, we'll have to think up a new method, but it worked this year. Yay!
A super-mom I know, created the Candy Man. The Candy Man comes a couple of days after Halloween and takes all the candy away. In return, he leaves a little something that includes toothbrushes. How brilliant is this! This momma is awesome! I am so adopting this fellow into our household, pre-approved treats or not.
One other option, if you live in Calgary, is throwing it all out....for money. There is a dentist in the NW who pays by the pound, for children's Halloween candy, pays the kids or a service club and then all the candy is tossed in the dumpster. Again...pretty innovative. Two young boys made $500+ for their school and had set up candy donation boxes at their school. Cool hey?
What's your trick for getting through the Halloween hangover?
PS: The sad little bunny up top...that's my favorite husband!