No Tricks. Just Treats.

29 Oct

halloween treat bucket

My kids don’t trick or treat.

They prefer to do Halloween at home.

No need to feel bad for them though. They get more than enough sweets and treats.

We wear costumes, play games, watch Halloween shows on t.v., and Cam usually hands out candy to the other kids in the neighborhood.

My son lost interest in trick or treating a long time ago. He’s nearly 6 ft tall and over 180 lbs, so people always thought he was a grown man in a mask approaching them for candy. And most people aren’t cool with that.

Then, not too long ago, my daughter figured out that walking around from house to house in the dark asking for candy from strangers just wasn’t all it was cracked up to be and perhaps her brother was on to something.

So every Halloween I make them their own special treat bag or bucket filled with their favorite candy, and some fun little treats. Just so they don’t feel like they missed out on anything.

Last year the kids got cauldrons because I was a witch:

This year they get buckets because I couldn’t find the cauldrons.

I found my buckets in the $1 section of my local Target.

All of the candy came from Walgreen’s.

The Nestle Crunch and 100 Grand bars are all .49 this week at Walgreen’s if you use your Register Rewards card. Those are just taped onto some long lollipop sticks and stuck down into the bucket.

The Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins were .69 each. Those are also taped to lollipop sticks.

I also bought 3 bags of Snickers fun-sized bars for $1.99 each. I used this coupon and paid $3.97 out of pocket for all three bags. I also got $1.50 in Register Rewards back to use towards my next purchase. I used the Snickers bars to fill the bucket and keep the lollipop sticks from sliding around.

The embellishments are just stickers that I found on sale for 50% off yesterday at Michael’s. I attached toothpicks to the backs and stuck them wherever there was a space that needed to be filled.

If anything was too wobbly for me, or was sliding around a little too much, I just added a little tape to the back and attached it to whatever was behind it to stabilize it. The 100 Grand and the Reese’s Pumpkins are both taped in the back to the Crunch bars but you can’t see that from the front.

From the front it just looks like I’m on top of my game.

The hardest part of making these buckets is keeping them hidden from my kids for the next couple of days.

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