I'm looking for a creative way to give out candy.
Maybe something the kids need to reach into, or something that drops a piece of candy?
If you have done something creative in the past, please share.
I saw a DVD think it was BIG SCREAM TV , with Halloween ideas and they had like a doctors coat with one of your arms faked out and padded to look real and your real arm inside the doctors coat hidden , and then a large cauldron type bowl supported around your neck with a sling type deal with a hole for your hand to fit into it under the sweets so when the kids took the sweets you get to grab there hands with your hidden hand in the bowl , it did look really good and i bet it would create a lot of laughs and cheap scares , i was going to do it myself but somehow never did i will have to think about it this year would be good fun with the bigger kids , i will try and find the DVD to confirm .
When I did Classic Monsters, all the kids had their fingers, palms and eyebrows checked to make sure they weren't Werewolves. Then they were given a little token to take to the candy table. For Hitchcock, they had to sign the Bates Motel guest book and get a room key to obtain their candy. The Carnevil year had a series of carnival games that culminating in spinning Treat or Trick wheel.
Every theme I do I make up a little challenge for the candy table. The kids love it and the parents appreciate it!
I wanted to rig a big candy bowl with a panel that would open up and let a jumping snake come up from below the table and burst into the bowl. We would trigger it when some parent would get candy for their kid after saying there's nothing to be afraid of.
I remember a house that I ToTed at when I was young.
They always had lots of scarecrows in the yard (not super scary just old clothes and burlap heads etc stuffed with hay) and the candy bowl sitting in the lap of a scarecrow on the front porch.
When the ToTer goes to grab the candy the last scarecrow comes to life! (the homeowner wearing a scarecrow costume)
You could even add a sign "please take only one" etc and really scare the pants off of anyone being greedy