Friday, October 29, 2010

120 Halloween bags later...

Back in my trick or treating days (many more years ago than I care to realize) my favorite items to receive were Reeses peanut butter cups, Necco wafers, and little treat bags.  I liked the mystery of what could be inside and anticipated getting home to rip them open.  This is the sixth Halloween that I've made treat bags for the kids in our neighborhood.  We have a city lot (under one tenth of an acre!) and we get a good amount of trick or treaters despite the cool October temperatures in Maine.  Kids here have been known to wear their costumes over snow suits!

I spread my supplies out on the coffee table and got to work.  This year I used a chocolates mini mix (3 musketeers, milky way, snickers, and twix), dum dums, smarties, tootsie rolls, jawbreakers, stickers, skull rings, and plastic creatures.  I ended up using another bag of creatures and dum dum pops that aren't shown.

Here's the finished product.  I tossed the remaining candy in our Halloween bowl and we've got backup fun size kit kats (one of Jake's favorites) in case we run out of everything else.  :)

They wouldn't fit in the candy bowl so I've tossed them in our picnic basket for the time being.  As I mentioned in my last Halloween post, we put the honesty candy bowl out and the kids can take as many treat bags.  This is in exchange for them not ringing our doorbell and getting our dogs riled up.  I just refill the candy bowl every half hour and the arrangement is a win-win for everyone.  This will be the sixth Halloween and no one has stolen the bowl or done any 'tricks' on our house yet.  :)

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

P.S. Melissa, your brother and I are watching Supernatural Season 4 disc 2 this weekend in honor of Halloween.  It includes Monster Movie (the black and white episode with the shapeshifter), Yellow Fever (Dean is haunted then Jensen Ackles performs Eye of the Tiger in the end credits - too funny!), and It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester.  Did you know there is a Dean Winchester calendar?

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Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said... [Reply to comment]

The kids in your neighborhood are lucky to have you! Visiting from Tatertots and Jello. Happy Halloween!

Bill Somogyi said... [Reply to comment]

WOw I can't believe you brought up Necco Wafers. Talk about brushing the cobwebs off the brain. Your blog seems very lighthearted and friendly. I am so glad to stumble across your site. I myself am a single dad of 3 and am learning, experimenting and yes failing all the time so I look for ideas from decorating for the holidays to cooking and cleaning. I look forward to following you. I started a blog about a week ago to post some of the things I've discovered.


Natasha in Oz said... [Reply to comment]

What a sweet person you are. I wish I could come trick or treating at your place!

Best wishes and Happy Halloween,

KatieCan86 said... [Reply to comment]

I know what you mean about the active imagination thing lol...same here! I LOVE Supernatural. The eye candy helps. :)Your house was built in 1892? That's cool!

Thanks for commenting on my blog!


KatieCan86 said... [Reply to comment]

Oh yea, I'm grabbing your button!

Adele said... [Reply to comment]

Wow that is a ton of candy!!! You guys are so cute!!! We are now following you!!! Hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by our site!!

Julie and Adele

Lolo @ Crazy About My Baybah said... [Reply to comment]

I want to trick or treat at your house! Thanks for linking up to Bee Friendly Friday, I am a new follower.

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