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So - what is everyone giving out this year?

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My little neighbor is dressing up as Curious George - so he gets a banana. (He LOVES bananas so he'll be cool about it)

Not sure about everyone else though.

Hoping to steal some good ideas from you - if I can't come up with anything it will be religious pamphlets this year!
 

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Got six jumbo bags of Hershey bars last week, buy one get one, at Publix. This week is Nestle's bars, so I'll be getting another six bags of them. Then we'll make the Target run to finish filling the bucket. :)
 

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Fishing pond with grab bags. The rings to hook will be glow bracelets attached to paper bags.

In the bags:
wooden segmented snakes
plush snakes
king sized candy bars
glow-in-the-dark 10" skellies
inflatable spikey balls
grow-in-water snakes
jumping scorpions, bats, and spiders,
solar powered animated pumpkins and ghosts
LED flashing necklaces
soft teddy bears for tiny TOTs

AND... for two very lucky toddlers, a Spiderman and Barbie Huffy bicycle
 

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I have been stashing Tootsie Pops and Blow Pops for a few weeks. My daughter is spending Halloween with us this year and will buy the other half of the loot. Each trick or treater will get one "pop" and one of whatever she brings, so two pieces each.
 

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6 inch Glow sticks( I buy them wholesale on EBAY) every year- get like 300 for $65- give them out- who doesn't love glow sticks and also M&M's, Hershey bars, Nerds, almond joys :)
 

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Since we don't typically get a lot of Trick or Treaters I've decided to give out full-sized candy bars this year. I'm hoping the word spreads so more and more ToT come down our block in the ensuing years.

Hershey's Bars
Snickers
Kit Kats
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

I've been hidding these in my house so my wife and daughter don't get to them before 10/31. :cool:
 

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Since we don't typically get a lot of Trick or Treaters I've decided to give out full-sized candy bars this year. I'm hoping the word spreads so more and more ToT come down our block in the ensuing years.

Hershey's Bars
Snickers
Kit Kats
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

I've been hidding these in my house so my wife and daughter don't get to them before 10/31. :cool:
Someone else stated that also- going to do that for next year
 

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I used to go crazy; for example, on year I did mini plastic pirate boxes with a pirate necklace, plastic doubloons, a mini spy-glass and chocolate. But we hardly get any ToTers and I'm left with all the "stuff" so I'll probably just do the large-size chocolate candies this year - Reese's, Hershey's, Twix, Snickers. We all like chocolate in my house and it's easy to "give away" chocolate at work, etc. so I find choco to always be a good plan.
 

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Oh! I didn't even see this! Sorry for sounding redundant! We are doing the same thing.

We get next to no ToTers (at the end of the street after some "dark" houses, with a very very busy cross-street - we're on the corner and the cross-street is zooming with cars at night and pretty dangerous) so I can always afford to go big with candy.

Since we don't typically get a lot of Trick or Treaters I've decided to give out full-sized candy bars this year. I'm hoping the word spreads so more and more ToT come down our block in the ensuing years.

Hershey's Bars
Snickers
Kit Kats
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

I've been hidding these in my house so my wife and daughter don't get to them before 10/31. :cool:
 

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Thanks for sharing everyone!


My mom's big TOT idea:

"When I win the lotto - every TOT is getting a $100 bill!"

haha - would love to see their faces.


Keep telling me about your treats!

Anyone give out treats for dog TOTs?
 

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My mom's big TOT idea:

"When I win the lotto - every TOT is getting a $100 bill!"
Not quite a $100 bill- but until a few years ago- the kids would choose one treat from a table of toys and treats. Amongst large carnival prize stuffed animals, backpacks, king-sized candy bars and other flashy goodies, there was always one small plastic pumpkin... the kind that comes apart in two pieces. Inside was a new $20 bill. That little pumpkin would sit there year after year- even at the end of the night when there were only a few small toys and candy bars left.

If they only knew... heh heh heh
 

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For most of the TOTers, they'll get to choose 2 pieces from a big cauldron that holds fun size Snickers, Reese's Pumpkins, Skittles, Starburst, m-m's, Kit Kat or Twix. If the kids are neighbors, family or friends, they get the King Size Hershey's, Kit Kat or Reese's. If we still have a bunch of candy towards the end of the night, we start loading everyone up!

ETA - we have Halloween pencils & stickers too, if kids want those instead or if they can't have candy.
 

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We aren't doing full size but neither the "fun size" candies this year. Most of the classics chocolates (resees, twix, butterfinger, hershey bars, etc.) but also offering cheetoh bags - which we found out go over good for the toddler age (and older ones often too). Often we give them two pieces of candy but don't let them choose - it becomes a massive slow down.

Plus we have a bag of dog treats on hand as some neighbors walk/dress their dogs for the night - always make sure to ask before giving those out - just in case.
 

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We also don't have a ton of kids so we're giving out Pringles (The short cans with the resealable lids. Always loved those cans as a kid for some reason) or Cadbury Spider mini-Eggs. We're also giving out the little Halloween mini-comics which they sell at the local comic shop in packs of 20 for $8. My wife also picked up some Lindt Chocolate pumpkins as an option for little ones who might have trouble maybe with the mini-eggs?

So each kid will get one of those plus a comic.

I think aside from the comics it's all her favourite stuff. ;)
 

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I give out fun-size chocolate in a bowl and assorted Halloween grab-bag toys (rubber spiders, rings, & whatnot) on a tray, kinda spread-out so they can see what's there. They get to pick one of each, though I've had a couple of younger kids who nicely ask if they can have two toys instead of candy (of course they can!). One of my friends suggested maybe it's because they're allergic to chocolate or something, but since we're usually stuck with an abundance of candy, I'm going to get the stuff that I like, yknow?
 

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I used to make treat bags, a couple pieces of chocolate, a couple pieces of fruity candy, gum, a little toy, and a glow bracelet. I quit doing the bags, because it just takes too much time with having a young child and working. When I did it before, my kids were older, and I was a SAHM. I'll probably do it again someday, when our little guy is bigger, and doesn't want one or six of everything. ;)

The last two years, we had Goldfish packs in addition to candy and glow bracelets, and small Halloween themed rubber ducks for toddlers and babies (counting on their parents to decide whether or not they were safe, they weren't the teeny tiny ducks).

This year, I wanted to order little stuffed animals for the kids who were "too young" for candy, but I didn't get around to it. It's probably too late, now, without paying outrageous shipping. So the littles are still getting candy that their parents will eat.

I did buy some gluten free Veggie Chips bags in Halloween shapes, in case we get some who request GF items. Other than glow bracelets and GITD fangs, it's just the regular mini candy mix, mostly chocolate that Menards had pretty cheap recently.

I saw several people buying the boxes of mini Oreos (30 pks per box) at Wal-mart. That's not a bad idea, IMO.
 

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I used white paper lunch sacks from Walmart - about $2 for a package of 50 - and made 100 treat bags.
 
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