Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Candy Dilemma

I can hardly believe its been over a week since my last post!  First of all, we celebrated Halloween.

I got to take these handsome guys around the neighborhood, while the husband stayed home and handed out treats. An hour and a half was about all I (and the baby!) could handle and we headed home around 7:30.

The kids love Trick or Treating, but every year when we come home,  I am left with the dilemma of what to do with all of that candy.  This year I let them pick out two treats when we got home, then the rest of it was dumped into their very own gallon sized Ziploc bag to be rationed out over the next few weeks.  Where my boys are still so little, I don't just let them stash it in their rooms.  I'm sure it would be gone in a day and I would have some very sick kids! I was recently at a meeting, where a lady said that she would let her kids pick out their favorite candies, and then the rest of it would go in a big bag that was set out on the porch.  The next morning there was a small toy for each of her kids in place of the bag.  I thought it was a great way to get the candy (and temptation!) out of the house.  My family wasn't on board with the idea. What do you do with all of that Trick or Treat candy?

In addition to Halloween festivities, the husband and I have been working on a DIY project in our kids' bathroom.  I'll be back tomorrow with the first part of the redo that we completed a few months ago. Then we'll be posting a tutorial on framing out a builder's grade mirror and installing a new door stop.  See you tomorrow!


  1. I basically let my boys have at it for about 20 minutes after we got home and then we put it in a bowl on top of our fridge. I've been letting them have a few treats a day and of course I've been eating an insane amount of it. I hate having the temptation in the house!

  2. I let my girl choose one piece of candy a day until Thanksgiving. On the night before thanksgiving we leave the leftover candy that hasn't been eaten in a bowl for the good witch, who takes the candy and builds her house from it! You can make up your own story of who takes the candy away, but our good witch leaves a family game or a movie night for the whole family! We don't do anything big or over the top, just something for all of us to enjoy together and that usually brings her on board!It has ben a fun way to enjoy the candy but then get rid of it so it doesn't linger in the house for to long! If you just can't bring yourself to throwing away the candy, you can always deep freeze it for tricks and treats next year! Hope this will be a fun idea for someone else, we have enjoyed it!!