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Monday, November 7, 2011

Post-Halloween Traditions

Last year after Halloween we had a definite problem at our house: Waaaaay too much candy.  I underestimated people's generosity, and even without going door-to-door, my kids ended up with an astonishing amount.  We have always had the rule (like I had growing up) of one candy per day, but even with that, I figured my kids had enough candy to last them a year.  And I didn't want it hanging around that long, offering a temptation and causing tantrums when I said no (because a child was sick, etc).  So, in desperation for ideas, I posted a question on Facebook: What do you do with your kids' candy after Halloween?

I was very surprised by how many responses I received--and especially by the realization that I was definitely not the only parent who didn't want Halloween candy to stick around very long.  Since I received so many great ideas, I thought it would be good to post that question again here, for the benefit of others.

So what post-Halloween traditions do you have for getting rid of the candy...?


Knighton Family said...

This year we let the kids pick out 5 pieces of candy and I threw the rest of it away. I just read a terrific blog post from a homeschooling mother of 7 children you should check it out
I will be doing this next year for sure!

Love ya,

Raeofshine77 said...

Hey Katrina, This is a little late (and I can't remember if I commented on your FB) but my kids get to keep a few then everything else goes to their dentist. The kids get cash for their candy, which isn't too shabby. Love your blog--looking forward to trying some more yummy recipies!

Katrina said...

I've heard of that before--there must be a few dentists who do it. I think it's a great idea!


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