@NapkinEater Me too. The first year I gave out a bunch. The kids (and some of the adults who were with the kids) LOVED them and I ran out. The second year it was cold and rainy. I got like 10 kids. In the following weeks I handed fidget spinners out to all the kids at church, my coworkers and anything else I could think of and still had some leftover. Last year I got like six kids. The weather was nice. I guess my neighborhood has fallen out of favor for Trick or Treating. I still have many fidget spinners. But I don’t think I’ll be handing them out this year.
Saw this interesting idea recently. Not for my house because I don’t have neighbors so no one comes here. The candy shoots out of the end of the slide into the kid’s baggies. No-contact, no-touching trick or treating. Doesn’t mean you’re not giving them 'Rona bombs, but that’s another issue altogether.
I should say mortar instead of cannon.
I usually put a few treats into sandwich baggies and hand those out on Halloween (we have a target neighborhood - I had about 80 visitors last year). I could add another bag for some parachute action.
We had more little kids come by last year than usual. The treats I gave out were unusual but exceedingly popular. I opted for healthy-ish fruit snacks and the big favorite: string cheese. That was a big winner with the kids and the parents. We had a little chocolate in reserve just in case anyone came along that didn’t like the other stuff. The nice thing about the cheese is that I can take the leftovers in my lunch and not feel guilty about it.
@tweezak I’ve given out non-traditional treats many years and the kids are always excited about them. I think the novelty of getting candy wears off pretty quickly. The best was the year I got a big bag of fast food type toys at the thrift store for super cheap. I gave those out and the kids got so excited to pick out just the toy they wanted. I always offer stuff to the adults/older siblings walking around with the kids as well and some of them were really excited to get a toy as well.
Never do. live in a condo and no one does it here. here different suburbs have it on different days and times. also, some parents spend their time driving around the area letting their kids get around to get candy. usually spread over two weekends and a night or two during the week. bah humbug.
We usually get about 100 kids so I am going to do something, but I am still trying to work out the logistics. My porch is not really conducive to building one of those candy chute things. I may just have to put a bin of candy out and leave it to the honor system. Perhaps I will hold some inventory back and restock a few times during the night to mitigate the effects of one greedy person making off with the whole thing.
I live next door to our small towns school(its k-12) so I usually get alot of kids walking home from school. We are a very popular house cuz I give out juice boxes and small bags of chips(assorted) goldfish crackers, pretzels and animal crackers for the little ones! I know the kids look forward to it so I’m doing it!! Dont kno how many kids will be out tho!?!
Nope. No one comes to my house. Apparently, my driveway is too steep and even large quantities of full-size candy bars or entire bags of candy isn’t enough motivation to get the lazy kids to walk up the hill, and their parents won’t drive them because the driveway is too narrow and scary. Of course I still buy large quantities of candy knowing I’ll be stuck with it all. oh the horror of it all.
no, but it’s not covid-19 related. we live on the third floor so there’s no door for kids to come by. it’s just as well, we’re fine upstairs eating chinese & watching young frankenstein like every year (and later, candy & charlie brown.)
I live across the street from a park so the kids usually don’t bother crossing the street to get to my house since there’s usually a bunch of tables full of candy at the park. The first year I lived here I assumed I’d get a bunch of kids so I stocked up on candy early. Since no kids came I just walked across the street and gave a bag to a few of the tables that seemed low. I’ll probably do the same again this year if they are still hosting the same event. I don’t have kids so setting up my own table seems weird.
No one ever comes to our house bc were on the outside of the neighborhood and our street the houses aren’t as close together. Deeper in the neighborhood gets lots of kids. Their used to be kids that lived next door and I would make up special bags for them filled with candy, Halloween toys, snacks, tattoos and stickers.
I think we’re not handing out candy this year. We’re in a neighborhood where tons of people come through, over 100 kids for sure. And my wife says the neighborhood Facebook page has already declared that Halloween is not cancelled this year. But just because they want to be dumb doesn’t mean we have to help them.
It is, of course, easier to make this call not having any kids to voice dissent.