Originally Posted by mamafish9
Well, fortunately DS is too young to actually want to eat his candy, since there is NOTHING commercial with no dairy, gluten, corn, or chocolate in it. The sugar fairy comes by our house after Halloween and picks up the candy in exchange for a gift (usually a book, my DD would trade anything for a new book, LOL!).
There's NOTHING my guys can have either (we avoid gluten, soy, corn, dairy, chocolate, sals, nuts, etc.). I read an article about a mom who went so far as to bake GF/safe sugar cookies in Halloween shapes and ice them, wrap them in individual baggies, and go door to door ahead of her son, telling people his name and costume so they can give him the safe treats. Sweet!
I found cookie cutters & cupcake pans in Halloween shapes, and think we might just do some of those with a few of my mom's neighbors, then give away the rest of the TOT loot. (BTW: Namaste Blondie mix with 3 eggs or replacer, a 15oz can of pumpkin, and a little cinnamon makes a great pumpkin cake! Frost cupcakes with carob frosting and you're all festive looking!)
I like the Great Pumpkin / Sugar fairy idea - awesome!
There is also a dentist in our town who is doing a pretty cool trade-in: he gives kids $1/pound for their candy, then packages up the candy and ships it to the troops overseas. Neat.