“Trick or treat, smell my feet.”
“Give me something good to eat.”
“If you don’t, I won’t be sad.”
“I’ll just make you wish you had!”
Halloween is one of the best nights of the year for the youngins – spooky costumes, bucketloads of candy and fun time with friends. But here’s a heads up if you’ve been out of the Trick-or-Treat scene for a few years, some things have changed over the past few decades. So prep for a night of doorbell ringing with a few of our Halloween tips and pointers.
Tick-Tock: Nowadays, Trick-or-Treating doesn’t always occur on Halloween night. Check with your neighborhood association, building manager or city website for scheduled dates and specific times.
Age Appropriate: Take into account the ages of the little boogers that’ll be knocking at your door. Candy may not always be the best option, especially for the barely walking. If you know of really little ones in your ‘hood, you may want to have candy and/or toys just for them. And make certain that there are no choking hazards with anything that you hand out.
Mix-It Up: Raid the dollar bins of your local big-box discount retailers for fun, non-candy options.
Save A Lil Moula: Avoid breaking-the bank with the Halloween handouts – hit up your local discount retailer and buy in bulk.
Holiday Cheer: If you’d like to win the “wacky neighbor” title, hand out goodies associated with other holidays. We’re thinking Christmas Ornaments, Mardi Gras Beads and Easter Eggs filled with candy. Really step it up by carrying the theme over into your costume and Halloween decor. You may get some puzzled looks, but hey, you’re thinking well beyond the basic spook factor!
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