My Halloween Candy Giving Rules (Revisited)

So far, it’s promising to be a rain-free Halloween, which means there should be a good turnout. Now the question is, will we have enough candy to give out to the masses?

Right now, I’m on the fence about getting more candy. Worst case scenario, we can always borrow from the Princess’s goody stash, especially anything nut- or dairy-based that she can’t have because of her food allergies.

Things we can easily redistribute—Muskateers, Milky Ways, Butterfingers, Whoppers, Tootsie Rolls, Milk Duds, fruit-flavored chocolates, plain M&Ms, white chocolate—basically anything dairy- and/or nut-based that HB and I don’t like. We’ll be sure to hang onto the Hershey bars and Snickers, which HB likes, and the KitKats and Reeses Peanut Butter cups, which I like. 🙂

My Halloween Candy Giving Rules

1) Kids/adults who put effort on their costumes get more treats. In fact, no costume, no treats. What’s the point of Halloween if one doesn’t dress up?

2) Younger kids get more treats than bigger kids because they can’t go around for as long. They can pick two handfuls vs. one.

3) Kids whose parents tail them from a minivan will get floss, Nutri-grain bars, celery sticks, and/or flyers from our nearby health club for a free trial membership. (Get up and walk, people! You’ll be eating the kiddies’ candy later anyway.)

4) Repeat visitors over the age of 10 will get last year’s candy. Clearly they’re just out for quantity, and not quality.

5) More candy will be given towards the end of trick-or-treating time—between 6:45 and 7 pm. Gotta get rid of inventory.

6) If you complain about selections or take more than 10 seconds to choose your candy, no candy for you!


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