I LOVE holidays! Of course, this means I LOVE Halloween! As a kid, we didn't carve pumpkins, and I didn't have any neighbors close by who knocked on my door to say, "Trick-or-Treat." In other words, after we moved from the city when I was five to the country, Halloween became very boring.
Once I got married and had children, I took the celebration of Halloween to heart. I get giddy with excitement to carve a pumpkin. I love watching my children get dressed up to go door to door in search of candy...there's no need to mention my raiding their candy after they go to bed...hehee. Furthermore, I wait eagerly by the door to hear the faint knock of children dressed in costume. I know the moment I open it, they will say, "Trick-or-Treat."
I don't want to be like the one house I went to when I was younger. Uhhh as interesting as it is, it was also very disappointing...I got a sugarcane. A real sugarcane! Imagine a kid trying to find and get to the sugar in a sugarcane. Ha! There were also the few occasions of getting an apple or a toothbrush--I'm assuming he was a dentist.
Soooo, what I decided a few years ago was to become the best Trick-or-Treating house on the block! Instead of just giving candy, I give them a complete treat bag with all sorts of goodies.
I color fun, Halloween designs on the front of orange bags.
Then fill it with the following:The kids LOVE getting the Halloween Treat Bags just as much as my children and I like to give them. We always have such a good time putting them together, especially drawing the fun, spooky designs on the front.
- I have all of my friends and family save the unopened toys from fast food restaurants (it is really important that they remain unopened).
- I print out Halloween themed word searches, mazes, and connect-the-dot pages.
- I buy the Halloween colored mini play dough containers and add one to each bag.
- I add a Halloween themed pencil and bookmark--education is important.
- Then, I toss in a few pieces of chocolate and candy.