Soon those little ghosts and goblins will be knocking at your door shouting that familiar phrase: “trick or treat.” Will you be prepared? What will you be handing out to them this year? Will it be the standby candy that they are craving or will you mix it up a bit? Here are some tips on what you may want to hand out to those trick or treaters this year.
• Wrapped candy: Of course this is every trick or treaters favorite type of treat. You can buy chocolate candy in all flavors and sizes. The best choice that many adults prefer is those fun size bars of our favorite full size candy bars. These come in all varieties from Hershey’s, to Reese’s to everything in between. Plus, if you are lucky, you may even find a sale or two for these fun size bars before Halloween approaches. Yet, chocolate isn’t the only wrapped candy you can buy. You can purchase small wrapped bags of candy corn, taffy bites, etc. Yet, remember the favorite houses are the ones that give away the real chocolate bars.
• Juices and packaged fruits: Now every child reading this is groaning. Yet, if you mix up the packaged fruits and juices along with a piece of chocolate or two, you won’t be considered the drag on the block. Plus, you never know all that running around could make a child thirsty.
• Stickers: The smallest children seem to always love stickers. If you add these into small goody bags along with the chocolate bars, you might give the children something fun to play with while they are eating all those sweet.
• Small toys: If you shop at the party section at most dollar stores, you can find packaged toys in multiple packs for a dollar and under. Place a toy or two in a goody bag along with the chocolate and again you will have a hit with the smallest children.
• Popcorn balls: These use to be a fun thing that was given away. Yet, most people don’t bother making these anymore or no longer will even allow their children to eat these. However, if you do want to make some of these and pass them out, be sure to give them to the children you actually know.
By now you probably get the idea that the biggest hit for all trick treaters will be chocolate or rather chocolate bars. There really is no getting around this fact. You can try to pawn off a piece of fruit or two onto them while you give away the chocolate. Most parents will be pleased by your effort. Yet, if you don’t give the chocolate you will be considered the scrooge of Halloween and then you could later find your house covered in toilet paper.
Enjoy Halloween and enjoy chocolate.