Andrew and I are not handing out Halloween treats this year. We don’t live in a great neighborhood, and we just feel safer locking our door and being Halloween Scrooges this time around. And to be perfectly honest, I’m not a big fan of Halloween anyway, so it’s no great loss.
But we passed out candy last year, and since we did not have that many kids stop by, we had LOTS of candy left over. And I ate nearly all of it. Singlehandedly. I did not resist the temptation, and I SOOOOO regretted it.
I know kids are kids, and they should be able to have one night a year of indulging in candy that is horrible for them. But it somehow always turns into more than one night. Because the candy can last days, weeks, or even months! And I don’t know about kids, but for myself, when I eat something sweet one day, it sends me on a downward spiral, because I just want more the next day. It’s safest and easiest and best to just avoid it altogether.
So, if we were handing out Halloween treats this year, here are some things I think would be fun alternatives to candy:
1) Fun-sized boxes of raisins.
2) Dollar Tree coloring books and/or sticker books.
3) Mini water bottles.
4) Glow sticks (from Dollar Tree)
5) Mini Play-Dough tubs.
If you have any other creative ideas, I would love to hear them!!!