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  1. #1
    Julie Bove Guest

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    Halloween is coming and we were in a quandary as to what to hand out for
    treats. When Angela was younger we would give out little toys. Rubber
    ducks were really popular! Extra toys were not a problem in those days.
    Although I would get a few specifically Halloween things like stuffed bats,
    I would try to get mostly generic things. That way I could put them in
    treat bags for school parties or her birthday party if there were extras.
    But she is too old for toys now.

    We had decided some time ago to give out Welch's Fruit Snacks because all
    the kids seem to like them. We were going to get the large packages from
    Costco. And extras wouldn't have been a problem because the kids at the
    dance studio love them and Angela was eating them for snacks. But now that
    she is on a low carb diet, we don't need those in the house. I do like them
    and I was using them for hypos. But we really don't need them.

    Today at Costco we saw a new product. Simply Fruit Fruit Rollups. They are
    made of apples, cherries and berries. Only 12 g of carb per Rollup. So we
    bought those. Angela has taken them in her lunch to school and the other
    kids always wants some, so she shares.

    My husband won't be too happy about this if he is home then. He likes
    diving into the candy bowl. We bought full sized candy bars from Costco the
    past couple of years and although they went over very well with the kids, we
    didn't want the extras in the house.



  2. #2
    W. Baker Guest

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    Julie Bove <[email protected]> wrote:
    : Halloween is coming and we were in a quandary as to what to hand out for
    : treats. When Angela was younger we would give out little toys. Rubber
    : ducks were really popular! Extra toys were not a problem in those days.
    : Although I would get a few specifically Halloween things like stuffed bats,
    : I would try to get mostly generic things. That way I could put them in
    : treat bags for school parties or her birthday party if there were extras.
    : But she is too old for toys now.

    : We had decided some time ago to give out Welch's Fruit Snacks because all
    : the kids seem to like them. We were going to get the large packages from
    : Costco. And extras wouldn't have been a problem because the kids at the
    : dance studio love them and Angela was eating them for snacks. But now that
    : she is on a low carb diet, we don't need those in the house. I do like them
    : and I was using them for hypos. But we really don't need them.

    : Today at Costco we saw a new product. Simply Fruit Fruit Rollups. They are
    : made of apples, cherries and berries. Only 12 g of carb per Rollup. So we
    : bought those. Angela has taken them in her lunch to school and the other
    : kids always wants some, so she shares.

    : My husband won't be too happy about this if he is home then. He likes
    : diving into the candy bowl. We bought full sized candy bars from Costco the
    : past couple of years and although they went over very well with the kids, we
    : didn't want the extras in the house.
    I always buy the mini bars and give them out. Some are not absolutely
    horrendous if you can limit yourself to only 1. Syd always enjoyed the
    tiny milky ways so I would get them and he woudl "hide" them and et them.
    Last year I bought far fewer so I didn't have to many left. I am sure
    your husband would love these, even if small(he can always have a handful)
    and if you get some that are ok for Angela's allergies, she could have one
    in her lunch for a treat. She is stil a child adn with portion control it
    wouldn't be too bad.

    Wendy


  3. #3
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "W. Baker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:j3f7s2$lre$[email protected]..
    > Julie Bove <[email protected]> wrote:
    > : Halloween is coming and we were in a quandary as to what to hand out for
    > : treats. When Angela was younger we would give out little toys. Rubber
    > : ducks were really popular! Extra toys were not a problem in those days.
    > : Although I would get a few specifically Halloween things like stuffed
    > bats,
    > : I would try to get mostly generic things. That way I could put them in
    > : treat bags for school parties or her birthday party if there were
    > extras.
    > : But she is too old for toys now.
    >
    > : We had decided some time ago to give out Welch's Fruit Snacks because
    > all
    > : the kids seem to like them. We were going to get the large packages
    > from
    > : Costco. And extras wouldn't have been a problem because the kids at the
    > : dance studio love them and Angela was eating them for snacks. But now
    > that
    > : she is on a low carb diet, we don't need those in the house. I do like
    > them
    > : and I was using them for hypos. But we really don't need them.
    >
    > : Today at Costco we saw a new product. Simply Fruit Fruit Rollups. They
    > are
    > : made of apples, cherries and berries. Only 12 g of carb per Rollup. So
    > we
    > : bought those. Angela has taken them in her lunch to school and the
    > other
    > : kids always wants some, so she shares.
    >
    > : My husband won't be too happy about this if he is home then. He likes
    > : diving into the candy bowl. We bought full sized candy bars from Costco
    > the
    > : past couple of years and although they went over very well with the
    > kids, we
    > : didn't want the extras in the house.
    > I always buy the mini bars and give them out. Some are not absolutely
    > horrendous if you can limit yourself to only 1. Syd always enjoyed the
    > tiny milky ways so I would get them and he woudl "hide" them and et them.
    > Last year I bought far fewer so I didn't have to many left. I am sure
    > your husband would love these, even if small(he can always have a handful)
    > and if you get some that are ok for Angela's allergies, she could have one
    > in her lunch for a treat. She is stil a child adn with portion control it
    > wouldn't be too bad.


    I don't like the mini candies because they seem like such a cheapskate thing
    to give out. And you can't usually get just one kind. They tend to come in
    mixed bags and they are always mixed with things we can't or won't eat.
    Many things are cross contaminated with nuts so no good for Angela.

    We could really only get things like Starbursts or gummy things and they are
    not favorites of ours by any means. Which is why we got the full sized bars
    because we could get all of one kind like plain Hershey bars. The Hershey
    miniatures always come assorted.

    We also are no good at all with portion control which is why the mini
    candies are no good for us at all. If we have mini candies we will just
    take one and then another and then another and then just keep at it until we
    are sick. But we will not do this with full sized candy bars. Yes, one bar
    might be too many carbs. But trust me on this, it will be far fewer carbs
    than what we would eat if we had mini candies.

    Both of us would much rather just not have something in the house at all
    than have to try to portion control something.



  4. #4
    Janet Guest

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    Julie Bove wrote:

    <snip>

    > Both of us would much rather just not have something in the house at
    > all than have to try to portion control something.


    Me too. I think the fruit rollups you found sound like a good compromise.
    (I hate those minibars. I always gave out full-sized candy bars. But since
    we haven't had any kids visit for over a decade--we don't live in a
    "neighborhood"--and there's no one here but H and I, I no longer buy
    anything at all.



  5. #5
    KROM Guest

    Default Re: Halloween

    if one cant control themselves then you can buy those tiny plastic bags
    cheap from a party store or Walgreens and fill them with toys like spider
    rings and stickers and pencils.

    if you want a food item small boxes of raisins can be added as well as small
    bags of nuts.

    if these are kids you know you can bake or buy something to give out like
    allergy free cookies individually wrapped etc.

    KROM




    "W. Baker" wrote
    I always buy the mini bars and give them out. Some are not absolutely
    horrendous if you can limit yourself to only 1. Syd always enjoyed the
    tiny milky ways so I would get them and he woudl "hide" them and et them.
    Last year I bought far fewer so I didn't have to many left.


  6. #6
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:j3gidm$b9i$[email protected]..
    > if one cant control themselves then you can buy those tiny plastic bags
    > cheap from a party store or Walgreens and fill them with toys like spider
    > rings and stickers and pencils.
    >
    > if you want a food item small boxes of raisins can be added as well as
    > small bags of nuts.
    >
    > if these are kids you know you can bake or buy something to give out like
    > allergy free cookies individually wrapped etc.


    We don't want to do the toys because we don't want leftovers. We have far
    too many kids to give out bags. I would not buy raisins because we hate
    them. And I would not buy nuts because Angela is allergic. These are not
    kids I know for the most part. We might or might not get a few that I know.
    I do not bake. I can not have wheat in the house. And nobody wants to eat
    allergen free cookies. They are not tasty at all. Angela doesn't even want
    them.



  7. #7
    Storrmmee Guest

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    one year we let it sneak up on us, and i sell candy !!! when dh saw the
    first batch of kids come up the walk he freaked out... he went to the
    bedroom and came back with either pennies or nickles, can't remember, then
    he went to the kitchen got a tablespoon, so when they got there he asked
    each kid how old they were and then whatever their age they got to scoop
    that many times... must have been pennies or nickles... the limit was 12
    because he thought older than that was too old to be t/t anyway... Lee
    "Janet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > KROM wrote:
    >> if one cant control themselves then you can buy those tiny plastic
    >> bags cheap from a party store or Walgreens and fill them with toys
    >> like spider rings and stickers and pencils.

    >
    >> if you want a food item small boxes of raisins can be added as well
    >> as small bags of nuts.
    >>
    >> if these are kids you know you can bake or buy something to give out
    >> like allergy free cookies individually wrapped etc.
    >>
    >> KROM

    >
    > If a person knows they cannot deal well with temptation, how about
    > praising them for thinking ahead and avoiding the situation rather than
    > saying in a very superior manner that they "can't control themselves"?
    > Avoiding temptation IS a means of controlling oneself, at least for us
    > lesser mortals.
    >
    > Making stuff is a waste of time, IMHO, since everyone has been conditioned
    > to believe that anything not in a manufacturer's wrapping is potentially
    > dangerous. (The only known case of actual candy poisoning was a father who
    > poisoned his own children, according to an article in the Atlantic I read
    > years ago, but that doesn't stop the idiots masquerading as journalists on
    > the TV from trotting out their ridiculous advice about "checking treats"
    > before your kid eats them every single year.)
    >
    > The goodie bag approach would be awfully expensive if you had more than
    > just a few kids. I personally see no difference between the fruit rollups
    > Julie describes and a box of raisins.
    >
    > But of course, YMMV.
    >




  8. #8
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Janet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > KROM wrote:
    >> if one cant control themselves then you can buy those tiny plastic
    >> bags cheap from a party store or Walgreens and fill them with toys
    >> like spider rings and stickers and pencils.

    >
    >> if you want a food item small boxes of raisins can be added as well
    >> as small bags of nuts.
    >>
    >> if these are kids you know you can bake or buy something to give out
    >> like allergy free cookies individually wrapped etc.
    >>
    >> KROM

    >
    > If a person knows they cannot deal well with temptation, how about
    > praising them for thinking ahead and avoiding the situation rather than
    > saying in a very superior manner that they "can't control themselves"?
    > Avoiding temptation IS a means of controlling oneself, at least for us
    > lesser mortals.
    >
    > Making stuff is a waste of time, IMHO, since everyone has been conditioned
    > to believe that anything not in a manufacturer's wrapping is potentially
    > dangerous. (The only known case of actual candy poisoning was a father who
    > poisoned his own children, according to an article in the Atlantic I read
    > years ago, but that doesn't stop the idiots masquerading as journalists on
    > the TV from trotting out their ridiculous advice about "checking treats"
    > before your kid eats them every single year.)
    >
    > The goodie bag approach would be awfully expensive if you had more than
    > just a few kids. I personally see no difference between the fruit rollups
    > Julie describes and a box of raisins.
    >
    > But of course, YMMV.


    Yep. I can remember my dad telling all of the kids on the block that there
    was something wrong with the Clark bars. As such we were never allowed to
    eat them. It was an urban legend. We were also never allowed to have
    apples or anything anyone made. I don't recall getting anything that anyone
    made but we did get some apples.

    As for the raisins, I don't believe that most kids like them. I don't know
    very many that do. At least I know they will eat the Fruit Rollups.



  9. #9
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > one year we let it sneak up on us, and i sell candy !!! when dh saw the
    > first batch of kids come up the walk he freaked out... he went to the
    > bedroom and came back with either pennies or nickles, can't remember, then
    > he went to the kitchen got a tablespoon, so when they got there he asked
    > each kid how old they were and then whatever their age they got to scoop
    > that many times... must have been pennies or nickles... the limit was 12
    > because he thought older than that was too old to be t/t anyway... Lee


    I had a bad experience the first year I was living with my husband (we were
    not yet married). He had no clue about Trick Or Treaters and claimed they
    didn't do that sort of thing where he grew up. I've since learned this is
    not true but perhaps his family just didn't do it because they didn't do
    much for holidays.

    The apartment we lived in was a couple of blocks from where I had my first
    apartment. And at that first apartment I didn't get a single kid!

    To be safe, I did order some toys and got some small candies and made up
    maybe a dozen treat bags. I had told him that kids might come but he didn't
    believe me.

    Then they started coming. The first person was my nephew who was about 2.
    Then some more kids. He began to run out of treats. He called me at work.
    I told him in the meantime to dump the bags out and give each kid a couple
    of things. I wasn't able to get home for about another hour. My parents
    lived near there so they ran some of their candy over to him. They rarely
    ever get kids.

    We had run out of Halloween candy at work. Totally out. I can't remember
    what it was that I bought. I do remember buying something. We did carry
    some Sathers and smaller bagged candies so I probably bought those. And
    then we ran out of those. So I do remember giving out granola bars and
    packs of gum.

    The worst part was that I had put little high bouncing balls in the treat
    bags. My husband stupidly assumed that everything in the treat bags was
    edible and tried to eat one! Then he freaked because he had given them out.

    And worse still, my nephew bounced his in the kitchen and it went down the
    sink where the garbage disposal was. My brother tried and tried to get it
    out but it just kept going around and around. He finally did get it out but
    I don't remember how. I will never give those out again!



  10. #10
    Storrmmee Guest

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    that would be funny if it weren't so scarey, Lee
    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:j3hhh7$l58$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> one year we let it sneak up on us, and i sell candy !!! when dh saw the
    >> first batch of kids come up the walk he freaked out... he went to the
    >> bedroom and came back with either pennies or nickles, can't remember,
    >> then he went to the kitchen got a tablespoon, so when they got there he
    >> asked each kid how old they were and then whatever their age they got to
    >> scoop that many times... must have been pennies or nickles... the limit
    >> was 12 because he thought older than that was too old to be t/t anyway...
    >> Lee

    >
    > I had a bad experience the first year I was living with my husband (we
    > were not yet married). He had no clue about Trick Or Treaters and claimed
    > they didn't do that sort of thing where he grew up. I've since learned
    > this is not true but perhaps his family just didn't do it because they
    > didn't do much for holidays.
    >
    > The apartment we lived in was a couple of blocks from where I had my first
    > apartment. And at that first apartment I didn't get a single kid!
    >
    > To be safe, I did order some toys and got some small candies and made up
    > maybe a dozen treat bags. I had told him that kids might come but he
    > didn't believe me.
    >
    > Then they started coming. The first person was my nephew who was about 2.
    > Then some more kids. He began to run out of treats. He called me at
    > work. I told him in the meantime to dump the bags out and give each kid a
    > couple of things. I wasn't able to get home for about another hour. My
    > parents lived near there so they ran some of their candy over to him.
    > They rarely ever get kids.
    >
    > We had run out of Halloween candy at work. Totally out. I can't remember
    > what it was that I bought. I do remember buying something. We did carry
    > some Sathers and smaller bagged candies so I probably bought those. And
    > then we ran out of those. So I do remember giving out granola bars and
    > packs of gum.
    >
    > The worst part was that I had put little high bouncing balls in the treat
    > bags. My husband stupidly assumed that everything in the treat bags was
    > edible and tried to eat one! Then he freaked because he had given them
    > out.
    >
    > And worse still, my nephew bounced his in the kitchen and it went down the
    > sink where the garbage disposal was. My brother tried and tried to get it
    > out but it just kept going around and around. He finally did get it out
    > but I don't remember how. I will never give those out again!
    >




  11. #11
    KROM Guest

    Default Re: Halloween

    you clearly mistook my tone and what I wrote.

    I was offering alternatives and not chastisement

    I also wasn't directing that comment to anyone but a generic "one" which is
    why I worded it that way.

    who am I to "praise" when I wasn’t speaking directly at anyone but just
    offering general advice on alternatives?

    I offered alternatives to a common issue at Halloween and I said IF YOU KNOW
    THE PEOPLE that baking might be a OPTION.

    the goody bag option is NOT expensive if you get the giant bag of spider
    rings which has like 300 rings for 2 bucks same with the pencils etc it
    would be the same if not cheaper then candy.
    you can get 30 bags for a dollar etc..

    Walgreens and party city always have those items very cheap

    granted it does irk me when we try to enforce our health issue on healthy
    kids for whom candy isn't a problem..but that was not what I was referring
    to here.

    KROM








    "Janet" wrote in message news:[email protected]..

    KROM wrote:
    > if one cant control themselves then you can buy those tiny plastic
    > bags cheap from a party store or Walgreens and fill them with toys
    > like spider rings and stickers and pencils.


    > if you want a food item small boxes of raisins can be added as well
    > as small bags of nuts.
    >
    > if these are kids you know you can bake or buy something to give out
    > like allergy free cookies individually wrapped etc.
    >
    > KROM


    If a person knows they cannot deal well with temptation, how about praising
    them for thinking ahead and avoiding the situation rather than saying in a
    very superior manner that they "can't control themselves"? Avoiding
    temptation IS a means of controlling oneself, at least for us lesser
    mortals.

    Making stuff is a waste of time, IMHO, since everyone has been conditioned
    to believe that anything not in a manufacturer's wrapping is potentially
    dangerous. (The only known case of actual candy poisoning was a father who
    poisoned his own children, according to an article in the Atlantic I read
    years ago, but that doesn't stop the idiots masquerading as journalists on
    the TV from trotting out their ridiculous advice about "checking treats"
    before your kid eats them every single year.)

    The goodie bag approach would be awfully expensive if you had more than just
    a few kids. I personally see no difference between the fruit rollups Julie
    describes and a box of raisins.

    But of course, YMMV.


  12. #12
    KROM Guest

    Default Re: Halloween

    that’s a pretty smart solution!

    most of us have jugs or cans of pennies etc we never turn in..lol

    I have a 6 pound protein powder jug full of coins.


    KROM


    "Storrmmee" wrote in message news:[email protected]..

    one year we let it sneak up on us, and i sell candy !!! when dh saw the
    first batch of kids come up the walk he freaked out... he went to the
    bedroom and came back with either pennies or nickles, can't remember, then
    he went to the kitchen got a tablespoon, so when they got there he asked
    each kid how old they were and then whatever their age they got to scoop
    that many times... must have been pennies or nickles... the limit was 12
    because he thought older than that was too old to be t/t anyway... Lee
    "Janet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > KROM wrote:
    >> if one cant control themselves then you can buy those tiny plastic
    >> bags cheap from a party store or Walgreens and fill them with toys
    >> like spider rings and stickers and pencils.

    >
    >> if you want a food item small boxes of raisins can be added as well
    >> as small bags of nuts.
    >>
    >> if these are kids you know you can bake or buy something to give out
    >> like allergy free cookies individually wrapped etc.
    >>
    >> KROM

    >
    > If a person knows they cannot deal well with temptation, how about
    > praising them for thinking ahead and avoiding the situation rather than
    > saying in a very superior manner that they "can't control themselves"?
    > Avoiding temptation IS a means of controlling oneself, at least for us
    > lesser mortals.
    >
    > Making stuff is a waste of time, IMHO, since everyone has been conditioned
    > to believe that anything not in a manufacturer's wrapping is potentially
    > dangerous. (The only known case of actual candy poisoning was a father who
    > poisoned his own children, according to an article in the Atlantic I read
    > years ago, but that doesn't stop the idiots masquerading as journalists on
    > the TV from trotting out their ridiculous advice about "checking treats"
    > before your kid eats them every single year.)
    >
    > The goodie bag approach would be awfully expensive if you had more than
    > just a few kids. I personally see no difference between the fruit rollups
    > Julie describes and a box of raisins.
    >
    > But of course, YMMV.
    >



  13. #13
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Halloween


    "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:j3jd1p$o34$[email protected]..
    > you clearly mistook my tone and what I wrote.
    >
    > I was offering alternatives and not chastisement
    >
    > I also wasn't directing that comment to anyone but a generic "one" which
    > is why I worded it that way.
    >
    > who am I to "praise" when I wasn't speaking directly at anyone but just
    > offering general advice on alternatives?
    >
    > I offered alternatives to a common issue at Halloween and I said IF YOU
    > KNOW THE PEOPLE that baking might be a OPTION.
    >
    > the goody bag option is NOT expensive if you get the giant bag of spider
    > rings which has like 300 rings for 2 bucks same with the pencils etc it
    > would be the same if not cheaper then candy.
    > you can get 30 bags for a dollar etc..
    >
    > Walgreens and party city always have those items very cheap
    >
    > granted it does irk me when we try to enforce our health issue on healthy
    > kids for whom candy isn't a problem..but that was not what I was referring
    > to here.
    >
    > KROM
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "Janet" wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    >
    > KROM wrote:
    >> if one cant control themselves then you can buy those tiny plastic
    >> bags cheap from a party store or Walgreens and fill them with toys
    >> like spider rings and stickers and pencils.

    >
    >> if you want a food item small boxes of raisins can be added as well
    >> as small bags of nuts.
    >>
    >> if these are kids you know you can bake or buy something to give out
    >> like allergy free cookies individually wrapped etc.
    >>
    >> KROM

    >
    > If a person knows they cannot deal well with temptation, how about
    > praising
    > them for thinking ahead and avoiding the situation rather than saying in a
    > very superior manner that they "can't control themselves"? Avoiding
    > temptation IS a means of controlling oneself, at least for us lesser
    > mortals.
    >
    > Making stuff is a waste of time, IMHO, since everyone has been conditioned
    > to believe that anything not in a manufacturer's wrapping is potentially
    > dangerous. (The only known case of actual candy poisoning was a father who
    > poisoned his own children, according to an article in the Atlantic I read
    > years ago, but that doesn't stop the idiots masquerading as journalists on
    > the TV from trotting out their ridiculous advice about "checking treats"
    > before your kid eats them every single year.)
    >
    > The goodie bag approach would be awfully expensive if you had more than
    > just
    > a few kids. I personally see no difference between the fruit rollups Julie
    > describes and a box of raisins.
    >
    > But of course, YMMV.


    I don't think kids like pencils or spider rings. At least my daughter never
    did.




  14. #14
    Storrmmee Guest

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    he is very creative in a practicle way, that would have never occured to me,
    and i think a mixed can would/might be a challenge, Lee
    "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:j3jd6k$p6q$[email protected]..
    > that's a pretty smart solution!
    >
    > most of us have jugs or cans of pennies etc we never turn in..lol
    >
    > I have a 6 pound protein powder jug full of coins.
    >
    >
    > KROM
    >
    >
    > "Storrmmee" wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    >
    > one year we let it sneak up on us, and i sell candy !!! when dh saw the
    > first batch of kids come up the walk he freaked out... he went to the
    > bedroom and came back with either pennies or nickles, can't remember, then
    > he went to the kitchen got a tablespoon, so when they got there he asked
    > each kid how old they were and then whatever their age they got to scoop
    > that many times... must have been pennies or nickles... the limit was 12
    > because he thought older than that was too old to be t/t anyway... Lee
    > "Janet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> KROM wrote:
    >>> if one cant control themselves then you can buy those tiny plastic
    >>> bags cheap from a party store or Walgreens and fill them with toys
    >>> like spider rings and stickers and pencils.

    >>
    >>> if you want a food item small boxes of raisins can be added as well
    >>> as small bags of nuts.
    >>>
    >>> if these are kids you know you can bake or buy something to give out
    >>> like allergy free cookies individually wrapped etc.
    >>>
    >>> KROM

    >>
    >> If a person knows they cannot deal well with temptation, how about
    >> praising them for thinking ahead and avoiding the situation rather than
    >> saying in a very superior manner that they "can't control themselves"?
    >> Avoiding temptation IS a means of controlling oneself, at least for us
    >> lesser mortals.
    >>
    >> Making stuff is a waste of time, IMHO, since everyone has been
    >> conditioned to believe that anything not in a manufacturer's wrapping is
    >> potentially dangerous. (The only known case of actual candy poisoning was
    >> a father who poisoned his own children, according to an article in the
    >> Atlantic I read years ago, but that doesn't stop the idiots masquerading
    >> as journalists on the TV from trotting out their ridiculous advice about
    >> "checking treats" before your kid eats them every single year.)
    >>
    >> The goodie bag approach would be awfully expensive if you had more than
    >> just a few kids. I personally see no difference between the fruit rollups
    >> Julie describes and a box of raisins.
    >>
    >> But of course, YMMV.
    >>

    >




  15. #15
    KROM Guest

    Default Re: Halloween

    oh I would only do that if I ran out of candy!..lol

    as long as it doesn’t have hfcs I give away candy..I do keep a couple bags
    of trinkets if ever I was asked but it hasn’t come up yet.

    I see it like just because I don’t drink means I should take away your wine
    or cause I like beef means you cant enjoy the chicken..

    this is supposed to be a treat and I'm not going to visit my illness on
    kids.

    if I could eat candy I would..lol

    I do allow my self a few peanut m and m's since if I keep it a few doesn’t
    blip my meter..lol

    the first year I was afraid of temptation so had a 70 percent super rich bar
    on hand..wasn’t a problem.

    last several years I pretty much buy all candies I wouldn’t want anyhoo like
    sweet tarts and twizzlers and gumballs etc.

    now if I had all almond joys and snickers...might be bad..lol..oh and recess
    peanut butter cups <drool>


    KROM





    "Storrmmee" wrote in message news:[email protected]..

    he is very creative in a practicle way, that would have never occured to me,
    and i think a mixed can would/might be a challenge, Lee
    "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:j3jd6k$p6q$[email protected]..
    > that's a pretty smart solution!
    >
    > most of us have jugs or cans of pennies etc we never turn in..lol
    >
    > I have a 6 pound protein powder jug full of coins.
    >
    >
    > KROM
    >
    >
    > "Storrmmee" wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    >
    > one year we let it sneak up on us, and i sell candy !!! when dh saw the
    > first batch of kids come up the walk he freaked out... he went to the
    > bedroom and came back with either pennies or nickles, can't remember, then
    > he went to the kitchen got a tablespoon, so when they got there he asked
    > each kid how old they were and then whatever their age they got to scoop
    > that many times... must have been pennies or nickles... the limit was 12
    > because he thought older than that was too old to be t/t anyway... Lee
    > "Janet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> KROM wrote:
    >>> if one cant control themselves then you can buy those tiny plastic
    >>> bags cheap from a party store or Walgreens and fill them with toys
    >>> like spider rings and stickers and pencils.

    >>
    >>> if you want a food item small boxes of raisins can be added as well
    >>> as small bags of nuts.
    >>>
    >>> if these are kids you know you can bake or buy something to give out
    >>> like allergy free cookies individually wrapped etc.
    >>>
    >>> KROM

    >>
    >> If a person knows they cannot deal well with temptation, how about
    >> praising them for thinking ahead and avoiding the situation rather than
    >> saying in a very superior manner that they "can't control themselves"?
    >> Avoiding temptation IS a means of controlling oneself, at least for us
    >> lesser mortals.
    >>
    >> Making stuff is a waste of time, IMHO, since everyone has been
    >> conditioned to believe that anything not in a manufacturer's wrapping is
    >> potentially dangerous. (The only known case of actual candy poisoning was
    >> a father who poisoned his own children, according to an article in the
    >> Atlantic I read years ago, but that doesn't stop the idiots masquerading
    >> as journalists on the TV from trotting out their ridiculous advice about
    >> "checking treats" before your kid eats them every single year.)
    >>
    >> The goodie bag approach would be awfully expensive if you had more than
    >> just a few kids. I personally see no difference between the fruit rollups
    >> Julie describes and a box of raisins.
    >>
    >> But of course, YMMV.
    >>

    >



  16. #16
    Tiger Lily Guest

    Default Re: Halloween

    On 8/30/2011 1:20 PM, KROM wrote:
    > that’s a pretty smart solution!
    >
    > most of us have jugs or cans of pennies etc we never turn in..lol
    >
    > I have a 6 pound protein powder jug full of coins.
    >
    >
    > KROM
    >
    >
    > "Storrmmee" wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    >
    > one year we let it sneak up on us, and i sell candy !!! when dh saw the
    > first batch of kids come up the walk he freaked out... he went to the
    > bedroom and came back with either pennies or nickles, can't remember, then
    > he went to the kitchen got a tablespoon, so when they got there he asked
    > each kid how old they were and then whatever their age they got to scoop
    > that many times... must have been pennies or nickles... the limit was 12
    > because he thought older than that was too old to be t/t anyway... Lee
    > "Janet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> KROM wrote:
    >>> if one cant control themselves then you can buy those tiny plastic
    >>> bags cheap from a party store or Walgreens and fill them with toys
    >>> like spider rings and stickers and pencils.

    >>
    >>> if you want a food item small boxes of raisins can be added as well
    >>> as small bags of nuts.
    >>>
    >>> if these are kids you know you can bake or buy something to give out
    >>> like allergy free cookies individually wrapped etc.
    >>>
    >>> KROM

    >>
    >> If a person knows they cannot deal well with temptation, how about
    >> praising them for thinking ahead and avoiding the situation rather
    >> than saying in a very superior manner that they "can't control
    >> themselves"? Avoiding temptation IS a means of controlling oneself, at
    >> least for us lesser mortals.
    >>
    >> Making stuff is a waste of time, IMHO, since everyone has been
    >> conditioned to believe that anything not in a manufacturer's wrapping
    >> is potentially dangerous. (The only known case of actual candy
    >> poisoning was a father who poisoned his own children, according to an
    >> article in the Atlantic I read years ago, but that doesn't stop the
    >> idiots masquerading as journalists on the TV from trotting out their
    >> ridiculous advice about "checking treats" before your kid eats them
    >> every single year.)
    >>
    >> The goodie bag approach would be awfully expensive if you had more
    >> than just a few kids. I personally see no difference between the fruit
    >> rollups Julie describes and a box of raisins.
    >>
    >> But of course, YMMV.
    >>

    >


    Krom, the younger kids (up to 6 to 8) really like this option

    after that, they would rather have 2 of the halloween choc bars



    kate

  17. #17
    Tiger Lily Guest

    Default Re: Halloween

    On 8/30/2011 1:21 PM, Julie Bove wrote:

    > I don't think kids like pencils or spider rings. At least my daughter never
    > did.


    I offer a wide range of their choice of any 2 items from any 2 bowls

    the spider rings would always be gone first

    kate

  18. #18
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Halloween


    "Tiger Lily" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On 8/30/2011 1:21 PM, Julie Bove wrote:
    >
    >> I don't think kids like pencils or spider rings. At least my daughter
    >> never
    >> did.

    >
    > I offer a wide range of their choice of any 2 items from any 2 bowls
    >
    > the spider rings would always be gone first


    Hmmm... I got the spider rings once and we had most of them left at the end
    of the night. Of course it didn't help that other neighbors also had spider
    rings. Angela came home with a ton of them. The things that went the best
    for us were the rubber ducks and the stuffed animals.

    I always had a lot of the stationary stuff left. Like notepads, stickers
    and pencils.



  19. #19
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Halloween


    "Tiger Lily" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On 8/30/2011 1:20 PM, KROM wrote:
    >> that's a pretty smart solution!
    >>
    >> most of us have jugs or cans of pennies etc we never turn in..lol
    >>
    >> I have a 6 pound protein powder jug full of coins.
    >>
    >>
    >> KROM
    >>
    >>
    >> "Storrmmee" wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    >>
    >> one year we let it sneak up on us, and i sell candy !!! when dh saw the
    >> first batch of kids come up the walk he freaked out... he went to the
    >> bedroom and came back with either pennies or nickles, can't remember,
    >> then
    >> he went to the kitchen got a tablespoon, so when they got there he asked
    >> each kid how old they were and then whatever their age they got to scoop
    >> that many times... must have been pennies or nickles... the limit was 12
    >> because he thought older than that was too old to be t/t anyway... Lee
    >> "Janet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> KROM wrote:
    >>>> if one cant control themselves then you can buy those tiny plastic
    >>>> bags cheap from a party store or Walgreens and fill them with toys
    >>>> like spider rings and stickers and pencils.
    >>>
    >>>> if you want a food item small boxes of raisins can be added as well
    >>>> as small bags of nuts.
    >>>>
    >>>> if these are kids you know you can bake or buy something to give out
    >>>> like allergy free cookies individually wrapped etc.
    >>>>
    >>>> KROM
    >>>
    >>> If a person knows they cannot deal well with temptation, how about
    >>> praising them for thinking ahead and avoiding the situation rather
    >>> than saying in a very superior manner that they "can't control
    >>> themselves"? Avoiding temptation IS a means of controlling oneself, at
    >>> least for us lesser mortals.
    >>>
    >>> Making stuff is a waste of time, IMHO, since everyone has been
    >>> conditioned to believe that anything not in a manufacturer's wrapping
    >>> is potentially dangerous. (The only known case of actual candy
    >>> poisoning was a father who poisoned his own children, according to an
    >>> article in the Atlantic I read years ago, but that doesn't stop the
    >>> idiots masquerading as journalists on the TV from trotting out their
    >>> ridiculous advice about "checking treats" before your kid eats them
    >>> every single year.)
    >>>
    >>> The goodie bag approach would be awfully expensive if you had more
    >>> than just a few kids. I personally see no difference between the fruit
    >>> rollups Julie describes and a box of raisins.
    >>>
    >>> But of course, YMMV.
    >>>

    >>

    >
    > Krom, the younger kids (up to 6 to 8) really like this option
    >
    > after that, they would rather have 2 of the halloween choc bars
    >
    >


    I liked getting money when I was a kid so long as it was enough to buy
    something with. In those days you could get a candy bar for a nickel.
    Actually you could still get a tiny gumball for a penny. I believe the
    larger gumballs and even the "penny" candy cost 2 cents in those days. If I
    got just a penny, I wasn't so thrilled.

    I really didn't like getting a toothbrush or a religious tract though.



  20. #20
    Jacquie Guest

    Default Re: Halloween


    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:j3hh41$jgp$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Janet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> KROM wrote:
    >>> if one cant control themselves then you can buy those tiny plastic
    >>> bags cheap from a party store or Walgreens and fill them with toys
    >>> like spider rings and stickers and pencils.

    >>
    >>> if you want a food item small boxes of raisins can be added as well
    >>> as small bags of nuts.
    >>>
    >>> if these are kids you know you can bake or buy something to give out
    >>> like allergy free cookies individually wrapped etc.
    >>>
    >>> KROM

    >>
    >> If a person knows they cannot deal well with temptation, how about
    >> praising them for thinking ahead and avoiding the situation rather than
    >> saying in a very superior manner that they "can't control themselves"?
    >> Avoiding temptation IS a means of controlling oneself, at least for us
    >> lesser mortals.
    >>
    >> Making stuff is a waste of time, IMHO, since everyone has been
    >> conditioned to believe that anything not in a manufacturer's wrapping is
    >> potentially dangerous. (The only known case of actual candy poisoning was
    >> a father who poisoned his own children, according to an article in the
    >> Atlantic I read years ago, but that doesn't stop the idiots masquerading
    >> as journalists on the TV from trotting out their ridiculous advice about
    >> "checking treats" before your kid eats them every single year.)
    >>
    >> The goodie bag approach would be awfully expensive if you had more than
    >> just a few kids. I personally see no difference between the fruit rollups
    >> Julie describes and a box of raisins.
    >>
    >> But of course, YMMV.

    >
    > Yep. I can remember my dad telling all of the kids on the block that
    > there was something wrong with the Clark bars. As such we were never
    > allowed to eat them. It was an urban legend. We were also never allowed
    > to have apples or anything anyone made. I don't recall getting anything
    > that anyone made but we did get some apples.
    >
    > As for the raisins, I don't believe that most kids like them. I don't
    > know very many that do. At least I know they will eat the Fruit Rollups.
    >

    When I was a child we lived in small towns so all of our treats were
    baked...or popcorn balls...sometimes candied or caramel apples...hardly ever
    got store bought candy...when we moved to Tucson we thought it was a treat
    to get candy bars in our bags We usually don't get kids on Halloween
    because we live to far out and our houses are on 4-5 acres, not enough
    houses to fill the bags I do buy candy just in case, and the day after
    the left over candy goes to my husbands job. He is an instructor at a local
    Community College...the students love the candy


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