Friday, October 15, 2010

The Switch Witch - What to do with Halloween Candy

What do you do with all the extra Halloween Candy you don't want your Trick-or-Treating children to eat? Ok, so you pick out your favorites and let your child have some, but then what?

How about starting a new Halloween Tradition, and leaving out Halloween Candy for the Switch Witch? It's kind of like leaving cookies and milk out for Santa and his reindeer the night before Christmas, only the child leaves out all the leftover candy on Halloween night....

The Switch Witch comes in the night and takes the candy... and in it's place she leaves a toy! It needs to be something desirable that the child will find worth having given up candy for, but it doesn't have to be expensive.

If you like to keep some of the candy in the frig or freezer and ration it out a few pieces each day, that works for some people too, but either way the Switch Witch is a fun idea. 

P.S. Be sure to leave a piece on candy taped or hung on the child's bedroom door [or front door of your house] so the Switch Witch knows this house wants to switch!