No tricks today! This is the first of a few short, Halloween related posts I’m going to share today.
Do you celebrate Halloween? We have traditionally not been home on Halloween. Every year since we’ve been married, my husband and I have had the debate. Do we leave candy out on the porch with a note or turn off the porch light? Can you guess who favored turning off the light and who favored putting out the candy bowl with a note? I have always won! It helped my argument along quite a bit that our porch light clicks on automatically with motion sensors. The argument then became whether a kid would dump the whole bowl in his bag and call it a night. We are usually impressed by the goodness of our neighborhood goblins and arrive home to a candy bowl that is not empty! I like to give credit to the poems I used whip up for our note in the candy bowl. Last year I finally figured out I could save my poem in Microsoft Word and NOT have to try to think up a new poem every single year! Credit for that thought actually goes to my older son. Here is our candy bowl all ready to be set out later:
The poem reads:
Take one or two if you dare!
However, please take care
And think about the persons behind
Please leave them something to find!
If you’d like a copy of my note, you can download your own pdf version for free right here: Halloweennote
If you are curious what is in our candy bowl, it contains the following: Halloween granola bars (I had a couple left over from soccer snacks and threw them in there), Kitkats, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Pretzel M&M’s, Three Musketeers, and Milky Way candy bars. I also have individually wrapped gum balls in there that were to be used in a special Halloween project that didn’t work out as well as skeleton stickers and a few other non-candy choices that I like to include. The non-candy items are mostly leftover from previous years when we had Halloween parties. Okay, maybe one trick to end this post! I have discovered the ultimate way to NOT eat the Halloween candy purchased prior to Halloween. It is not to buy the Halloween candy you find most disgusting. My vote for the most disgusting Halloween candy would go to those orange and black wrapped peanut butter kisses. Buying those would probably work but I really do not want to be stuck with leftovers of candy I do not like at all. My plan last year was to buy mini-Snickers bars early and hide them downstairs in the deep freezer. That did not work although you might note I did not pick Snickers for our Halloween bowl this year. Ahem. We bought our candy last week and I was concerned that it would be too early for those among us who lack willpower. The ultimate solution? We left the Halloween candy in the trunk of the car! Worked wonderfully. Of course, it has been cool enough lately we could do that. If you live in a warmer climate, I guess go with my other option of not buying the Halloween candy until the day before or the day of Halloween! What’s your favorite candy?
(Disclosure: A Milky Way and a Three Musketeers bar were consumed in the writing of this post)