fabulous family activity on a nice fall day. Don’t think the only thing you can do with pumpkins is carve them, you can also roast pumpkins.
Attend a local fall event or festival . This could range from a community Halloween party, parade, or one of the many events in Downtown St Pete between now and new Years. If you have older kids, you may want to go to a haunted house or Hallowscream and there are so many that are local and some simply ask for a donation for entry.
have laying around the house for weeks as temptation.
Halloween is an opportunity for you to educate your kids about what sugar does to their bodies and why it is not good for them. Below are some tips for trick-or-treating that can ensure your kids won’t be eating their Halloween candy until Christmas.
Feed your kids a good healthy dinner of protein, vegetables, and healthy fats before heading out the door to trick-or-treat. That way they aren’t starving and eating candy as they go!
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Limit the amount of houses that your kids go to for trick-or-treating. Keep it to your close neighbors, friends, and family. When I was a kid, we only went to a handful of houses of people we knew very well to show off our costumes:-)
Let them pick out 2 or 3 of their favorite pieces of candy that night and then put the rest away. From there you can decide if you will allow them a piece each day for a while or if you get rid of it completely.
Take Halloween candy to a dentist office; many buy Halloween candy and then send it overseas to troops. There are also other places where you can simply donate Halloween candy (like CASA for example . After your kids have picked out some of their favorites, consider one of the above options for the rest.
Hand out non-candy items at your house. You can check out my list of most popular NON CANDY items HERE