Halloween Candy

@Fishmomma (11467)
United States
November 1, 2016 6:16am CST
What do you do with your leftover holiday candy? This was an unusual year, as we had about 20 children and I purchased one of the jumbo size bags of candy. Also 5 boxes of granola bars and we had a bowl of non food items for the young ones that can't eat candy. In the past I had over 100 children, so you can imagine just how much is left. One year I had closer to 500 and everything under the sun left my house including all the hot chocolate packages. I was so surprised that people didn't take their children out to knock on doors, but understand the mall is safer and easier for parents to know all the candy will be safe. I thought doing the Teal Pumpkin would mean more kids knowing we were giving out stickers. How many children visited your house?
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@LadyDuck (170684)
• Switzerland
1 Nov 16
None, we have not this tradition here, Halloween is not celebrated and kids do not go around knocking at the doors.
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@Fishmomma (11467)
• United States
1 Nov 16
Thanks for posting and yes its not celebrated everywhere. I appreciate hearing from people from many countries.
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@LadyDuck (170684)
• Switzerland
2 Nov 16
@Fishmomma I like this site because we learn so much about the habits of other countries.
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@skysnap (17955)
1 Nov 16
We don't have trick or treat here bbut we celebrated in office.
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@Fishmomma (11467)
• United States
1 Nov 16
That sounds like lots of fun. Great way to mingle and everyone is in a great mood. Thanks for posting.
@Happy2BeMe (74976)
• Canada
1 Nov 16
We didn't have any children then again we never do but I always have treats on hand just incase. The leftover treats I bring to work and sit in a bowl on my desk and the co workers just help themselves throughout the day. I wonder why the numbers were down so much in your area this year?
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@Fishmomma (11467)
• United States
1 Nov 16
Thanks for posting. My husband took the granola bars to work, as he knows the office will take them quickly. I have some place to take the candy and headed there today.
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@Happy2BeMe (74976)
• Canada
1 Nov 16
@Fishmomma That is a good idea! :)
@Corbin5 (112939)
• United States
1 Nov 16
We only had 80 kids stop by due to Halloween being on a school night this year. Last year we had 120 since it was a weekend. Sure was fun!!! I take the extra to the nursing home down the street for staff and those elderly residence who can still eat candy without ill effects.
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@Fishmomma (11467)
• United States
1 Nov 16
That is a great plan and will take some of the candy there this afternoon. I'm sure they will appreciate some treats Thanks for posting.
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@clrumfelt (5424)
• United States
1 Nov 16
One year I bought a large bag of dum dum lollipops and we had very few trick-or-treaters, so I put them in a canister and used them for treats on Halloween for about 5 years! lol
@Fishmomma (11467)
• United States
1 Nov 16
Laughing out loud and yes I could just put the candy in a jar also. I'm taking it to the nursing home this afternoon. This way no temptations in my home, as I'm working on not gaining any weight during the Fall and Winter. Thanks for posting.
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@clrumfelt (5424)
• United States
1 Nov 16
@Fishmomma We don't buy Halloween candy anymore because the kids are all grown and then neighbor kids don't come by. They go to town instead where there are lots of houses. Good luck on not gaining any weight over the hollidays.