Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween and Candy


We're gearing up for Halloween here -- we live in a rural area so I don't need to worry about having candy in the house for trick or treaters . . . . but we do go into town on Halloween eve so my daughters can trick or treat with their friends. As you might imagine, the bags of candy--loaded with high fructose corn syrup (made from GE corn), artificial dyes and chemicals makes me cringe . . . but luckily, we have a Halloween Fairy! 

My daughters choose a few pieces of candy to keep but the rest is left by the door for the fairy who takes the candy and in return leaves a gift for the girls. The more candy they leave, the better the present they'll get. The presents have been everything from stuffed animals to books (my kids are reading fanatics so that's not as boring as it sounds), however, the fairy always includes a brand new toothbrush!

5 comments:

Trina said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE this idea!!
thank you!

Debra Davis Hinkle said...

Great Idea!

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the great tip!!! Gonna do that next year!

Carrie said...

Love the Halloween Fairy idea! That way, you give them the choice of trading the candy.

Cathe Olson said...

So this year: they each had one candy on Halloween eve then one daughter kept 2 candies, the other kept 4 . . . and can you believe it, neither kept anything chocolate. They can't be my daughters.