I started doing the treat bags last year and I am so glad I did. Each kid gets the same amount of candy no matter who may be answering the door (in case there is more than one person answering), there is no delays in kids choosing the candy they want (there is always going to be the picky TOTs), and you can always give an extra bag to those who either had a great costume, or were extra polite, or what have you. It also helps give you a better idea of how many TOTs you got so you can get a better idea of how much candy to buy for the next year so that you don't risk running out early or get left with too much left over candy.I usually just hand out candy from a bucket but after reading this thread, I'm thinking treat bags may be the way to go. I always have non- food treats for the kids at work (pencils and stickers this year). I bring home whatever's left and hand them out, too.