There is nothing a kid loves more at Halloween than getting a pillowcase so heavy and full of candy that they have to drag it home, and at the same time, there's nothing a parent loves more than having some sort of healthy benefit from that huge sugar stash. This idea is a win-win.
The trend has been gaining momentum over the past few years and is now pretty widely recognized. This is great awareness for a few reasons. First if you have someone come to trick or treat that looks to old to be participating with a blue pail and second if you have a child that comes by they may have a hard time for various reasons, excitedly shouting "Trick-or-Treat" like others. Blue pails are a great subtle indicator that these cuties deserve extra smiles and yummy Halloween treats.
If you're going to be out trick-or-treating tonight with your own kids but you still want to pass out candy to the neighborhood, this self-serve method will solve your dilemma. And with no potential downsides, this is a total Halloween win.
Getting ready to take the kiddos out to grab their haul of Reese's Cups, Snickers Bars and Candy Corn? One of (but not the) best city to trick or treat in across the entire nation is just a short drive away!
We dressed up my boys this year and went out trick-or-treating. Jaden is 12 and he was Dracula. Cooper is 1.5 and he was Nemo! This was the first year that the little guy knew what was going on. We had a blast and they ended up with a pretty nice stash of candy too...
So much for a well-kept secret. If you live in this Treasure Valley spot, pick up some extra Dum Dums and turn the light on, because word is gettin' out that your street rocks Halloween.
The #1 place to Trick-or-Treat in America is right outside of Boise.