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Happy Hour: Just One Bite

With Halloween just around the corner, Kyle and I were discussing whether we should do a family costume.  I haven’t really dressed up for Halloween since junior high, but we live in a neighborhood with lots of Trick or Treaters and thought it might be fun.  Since Avery already looks like Toto (and won’t make it 2-minutes in a costume), we’re thinking about a Wizard of Oz theme.

So I was hunting down Halloween party ideas on Pinterest, when I spotted the perfect cocktail.  It’s called the Poison Apple, and ladies, it sparkles.  Literally.

All you need is Fireball, fruit juices, grenadine and edible gold glitter to make a Poison Apple.  Look how pretty that is in the glass!  I can’t think of a more fun way to add a festive note to your Halloween cocktail.

Instead of attire, let’s talk about the importance of a good serving device for Halloween Candy.  This spider bowl from Nordstrom Rack caught my eye.  I also like this Day-of-the-Dead themed candy bowl.  Or this Happy Halloween Tray for easy candy viewing.

We will probably pass out Kinder Joy eggs this year, but we’re on the hunt for an allergy-friendly option for kiddos who can’t eat most candies.  Spokin had a list of allergy-friendly candies, and some friends suggested glow-sticks or stickers.  So these Party Sticks look like a semi-affordable candy alternative.

Do you get trick or treaters?  And what kind of candy or treats do you pass out?

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    11 comments

  1. Strin012 says:

    I’d encourage you to look into the Teal Pumpkin Project: https://www.foodallergy.org/education-awareness/teal-pumpkin-project.

    They encourage people to set a teal pumpkin out (Target has them) to show that you have non-food alternatives for kiddos with food sensitivities.

    Kudos to you for thinking of these children who struggle this time of year!

    October 11, 2019/Reply
  2. E says:

    Yes! That’s more like it with the seasonal posts–the drink looks lovely.

    October 11, 2019/Reply
  3. TheLOOP says:

    Second the Teal / Blue Pumpkin. It’s also a great signal for kids with autism and other spectrum disorders who may not be able to communicate that your house will be welcoming for them.

    October 11, 2019/Reply
  4. Jill says:

    I live in a D.C. rowhouse. The housing density is a trick or treater’s dream. I’ve never had leftover candy. I try to get the good stuff — fun sized candy bars and if I don’t want to tempt myself, Skittles, etc., which kids love but I don’t. 🙂 Haven’t thought about allergies but glad to be informed.

    October 11, 2019/Reply
  5. Jess says:

    The Target up on the hill has a whole section of allergy-friendly toys and whatnot to give out! I need to go back and stock up.

    October 12, 2019/Reply
  6. Rachel says:

    Check out yum earth and made good for allergy safe treats. They are a little pricey but I can attest they taste good.

    October 12, 2019/Reply
  7. Kim says:

    I keep one bowl of candy and one of non-food treats. This year it’s stickers, temporary tattoos, and bouncy balls. If you use the NextDoor app, you can mark that you’re participating in the teal pumpkin project so you’re easier to find.

    October 14, 2019/Reply
  8. Casey says:

    My kiddo has allergies – thank you!!
    Costco sells packs of playdough and similar type “activity” options for candy. I usually have both on hand for kids to chose from. Those who come at the end of the night typically get both!

    October 15, 2019/Reply
  9. Jess says:

    I have a kid with food allergies too – so thank you! Like others have said, the teal pumpkins are great. I like these that you can actually store your treats in. https://www.target.com/p/stackable-pumpkin-trick-or-treat-container-hyde-eek-boutique/-/A-54502110?preselect=76151816#lnk=sametab

    We always do fruit snacks (it always amazes me how many kids reach for the fruit snacks over chocolate!) and then also some non-food items like foam stickers.

    October 15, 2019/Reply
  10. Kim says:

    Try Rockets candies. They were always a favourite of mine and I believe they are generally safe from nuts, dairy, wheat and soy. Also, you can get a huge bag of them pretty cheap to supplement your candy stash.

    October 16, 2019/Reply
  11. AJB says:

    I have done glow sticks and rubber duckies as non-candy alternatives recently–both were super successful!

    October 17, 2019/Reply