Halloween Treats 2014

Halloween Pumpkins 2014

I enjoy handing out treats to trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Usually around 250 – 300 kids come to my door in a 2 hour period on Halloween night. This year we had 244 but it was cool and a little rainy.

This year my parents visited for Halloween. I believe that you don’t need to have kids to carve a pumpkin.  My mom, dad, and I each carved a pumpkin.

Teal Pumpkin

Halloween morning when reading the news I learned about the Teal Pumpkin Project. So I searched my craft room for the closest paint I had to teal, quickly painted my pumpkin, printed out the sign, and gathered some non-food items. I was glad that I learned about this project when a mom noticed my pumpkin and asked about the non-food treats. Her son had food allergies and my teal pumpkin was the first one she found that night in my town. He picked out a glowing finger.

non-food halloween treats

This is a basket of some non-food items I gathered: glow fingers, bouncy balls, stickers, mini puzzles.

candy bars

I have a tradition of handing out something special to my first 25 trick-or-treaters. This year I did not make a craft for them but I gave out large candy bars to the first 30 kids. The Reese’s and Kit-Kats went first and then the Hershey bars.

Halloween treats 1

I hand-out a variety of treats. Pretzels, cheese balls, chocolate.

halloween treats 2

Potato chips and Goldfish

Halloween treats 3

Popcorn balls, coffee filter bundles with chocolate.

It was a fun evening and the kids seemed to enjoy the treats they received!

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3 Responses to Halloween Treats 2014

  1. Anonymous says:

    Here in Groveland we had 2 – yes that is two – kids come to the door this year! I can’t imagine having that many show up! We do usually have a few more but never the numbers you do!

  2. mtetar says:

    Soooo kind of you to share such nice treats. Blessings Always, Mtetar

  3. Mary Lee says:

    Don’t know why it said anonymous! Though I’m sure you probably knew with the Groveland comment!

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