I've mentioned the switch witch and how she sometimes leaves toys or money for candy, but my girls (5.5 and 3) don't think much of the idea. Nor does DH. I can actually live with just one day of gorging; it's the big bag of candy that's left that gives me the most problems. Lots of whining for candy and continued whining/arguing/begging when I say no.
I want them to have fun and enjoy the holiday. I don't want to make candy more appealing by forbidding it. Yet we need to find some new halloween/candy guidelines. A neighbor brought treat bags at lunchtime and they had finished half of them when I was standing at the door talking to her. So it was candy for lunch...
Do I just announce that the switch witch is coming? They're not going to willingly trade.
I have to say, I just don't "get" halloween. Adults pay good money to contribute to poor nutrition and obesity. There are starving children all over the world.