Monday, October 17, 2011

Kids and Halloween


Halloween is a fun time for the kids.  They get to pretend to be someone or something that they always wanted to be or whatever type of creature they want.  They can be a witch, a goblin, a doctor, a farmer, an animal such as a cat or dog, a creepy ghost or whatever their heart desires.  It is fun to watch them and see what they will be this year.  My daughter decided she wanted to be a witch this year (originally wanted to be a cat but then changed her mind like a girl can do).  My boys are into Star Wars so they want to be one of their characters again, Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader.  Harry Potter is a popular choice or such “cool” characters.  Our traditions of Halloween begin with choosing what outfit they want to become and then goes the search for finding the costume (and at a good price too).  They have parties at school and have a great time wearing their outfits there.

Then of course comes Halloween.  We like to decorate our place with the jack-o-lantern with a candle inside, decorate the windows with pumpkins etc, and have spooky music, etc.. for when the kids come knocking on the door.  And candy is a must for all those trick-or-treaters out there.  This year we are giving out Allan Candy when the kids come knocking on our door.  All the products are made in Canada (as they are a Canadian company) and all their products are peanut free !  Their Halloween candy this year includes Allan Intense Jubes & Jellies, Allan Chewy Rascalz and Allan Fruit Buddies. You’ll find these selections at key retailers, including Wal-Mart and Loblaws.  Kids will love them!

I also love to see what new costumes all the kids in the neighbourhood are going to wear this year and from year to year, and I always keep track of how many kids end up at our door.  Even though we may not have as many kids as some other houses, we enjoy seeing them and having a great time! 

Before my kids go trick-or-treating, I always have a chat with them about staying safe at Halloween and not eating the candy until we check it etc.  Wear something so cars can see you whether it be glow bracelets etc. but watching yourself too, etc…  It is very important to be safe!  We have fun and look forward to each year as it comes.

So Happy Halloween everyone, stay safe outdoors!

Disclosure – I am participating in the Allan Candy Company program by Mom Central Canada. I received compensation for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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