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I went to buy Halloween candy yesterday and noticed they are also selling bags of pretzels, goldfish crackers, and popcorn balls for trick or treaters. So some easy alternatives to candy.

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Last year we handed out little Halloween themed comic books.  Some kids gave us weird looks, but if it makes even a few kids sit down and read for a minute, I think it's worth it! 

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Where'd you get the comic books? That would be good for prizes for older kids at parties,too.
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My brother and mother-in-law work at a local comic shop (in Erie PA: Books Galore) and were able to order them.  This website provides a local comic shop finder to find bookstores that participate. 

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We hand out chocolate candy.

One guy in our neighborhood hands out fire-and-brimstone religious pamphlets in a Baggie along with a candy bar. We always just toss the pamphlet and keep the candy, no big deal, but last night I heard another mom confronting him about it, saying, "Last year my daughter was scared by the picture" (a picture of satan or something). I had to crack up -- I mean, she's bringing her daughter around to houses decorated with skeletons, zombies, blood, and all sorts of other scary stuff, and walking past people dressed up as scary things (including satan) and then complaining that something ... scared her daughter. lol.gif

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 I heard another mom confronting him about it, saying, "Last year my daughter was scared by the picture" (a picture of satan or something). I had to crack up -- I mean, she's bringing her daughter around to houses decorated with skeletons, zombies, blood, and all sorts of other scary stuff, and waking past people dressed up as scary things (including satan) and then complaining that something ... scared her daughter. lol.gif

  

lol  That is pretty silly!  I can't stand all the scary stuff for Halloween, and my kids won't even walk into the costume aisles at the store.  I remember one year we made the mistake of going to a few local stores on Halloween and some of the cashiers were dressed up really gross and creepy.  My kids were scared and I was mad because they should save that stuff for parties, not for work and scaring children who don't want to be scared.

 

I've spent many years buying candy to have "just in case" but we never get anyone out here in the woods.  Even when we lived in town, no one ever came to our house.  *shrug*


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I always do hard-boiled egg pumpkins.  Color a jack-o-lantern face on the boiled egg with a black crayon, then dye it orange. Trick or treaters sometimes look at me funny, but we have never been TP'd!

 

 

I would never allow my child to eat something like that unless it was from someone we know.  


Seriously? I am honestly sad for you, that you live with such fear. Would it be somehow easier to poison an egg than a piece of candy? Do you really suspect your neighbors of such things?

 

I isn't a huge fear issue, but rather common sense for me.  It isn't that I think people would intentionally poison my children, but I don't know how the egg was prepared or if it sat out a long time.  Eggs would be a potential food poisoning issue, imo.  I'd probably treat something like that as more of a decoration than anything.  

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