Halloween is next week, folks! Who's been up late sewing or glue-gunning that Obi Wan Kenobi or minion from Despicable Me costume? Right. I've been there. In years past, I've been up way too late assembling various cat costumes. This year, she's opted to dress as Rainbow Dash, but the girl version from the My Little Pony movie, mind you. Took a lot of surfing around and various purchases and getting some hair chalk to make her hair rainbow, but no sewing save a small rainbow patch.
What hasn't changed this year? Our repeated conversations about candy. As you may have read in a few of my musings here, my daughter has a nut allergy. She cannot eat any tree nuts or peanuts, and we avoid things processed on a facility with nuts. She's pretty vocal about it and really good about asking about ingredients, but it is still tough to go along when most of her buds can eat everything tossed in their bag, and she has to just eat the same old candies I've pre-stashed in her black cat candy tote.
Knowing how tough it is, I try to help those trick-or-treaters coming that are in the same boat as she by handing out non-candy treats. I steer clear of the pencils and erasers, just so it's a true treat, not something they will use for homework. On my list:
-- Spooky whistles
-- Halloween-themed plastic jewelry, like those black spider rings
-- Small flashlights
-- Temporary tattoos (Kiddo and her buddies love these)
-- Mini notebooks and Halloween little stamps.
-- Bouncing balls (larger than 4")
-- Glow sticks (always a hit)
-- Key chains to hang from backpack zippers
-- Halloween-themed plastic cups
-- Mini playing cards
-- Glow-in-the-dark bracelets
What is your favorite item to pass out at Halloween? Do you give out non-candy items?