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Treats on Halloween - help?

rworange | Oct 28, 2005 01:51 PM

For the first time in WAY over a decade I'm in a neighborhood with children ... lots and lots of children.

I'm out of practice. What do you give on Halloween. Keep in mind I'm trying to buy the affection or at least tolerance of the neighborhood kids yet I don't want to go overboard.

Obviously I only want to give out snacks that are hermtically sealed so no one has to worry. No home baked good suggestions or fruit ... I'm not going for healthy on Halloween. I want to please the kids, not the parents.

So what is best? Those little chocolate bars like snickers (my fav), Hershey's, Reese's peanut butter cups? As I kid, the people who impressed me most would be those giving out full sized real bars ... but that just seems too over the top for me.

How do you give the stuff out? Put it in a big bowl and let the kids pick? Do you just plunk a single piece of your choice in the bags?

Does anyone still put candy in those cute little paper halloween bags? You never see those anymore.

Also, if this makes any difference, about half the neighborhood is Latino. Any special preferences there?

Any suggestions would be helpful.

Loved the Halloween "Everybody Hates Cris" last night. The kids go to one door and say 'trick or treat' and one guy pulls out a deck of cards and says 'trick' and starts doing card tricks ... yeah, funny as that was, don't think I'll do that. I like eggs, but not decoarting the house.

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