Saturday, November 1, 2014

Halloween Candy Leftovers?

Besides devouring it, what should you do with extra Halloween candy? Halloween Candy Leftovers

Halloween Candy Leftovers by lgb321 featuring gift packs

Freeze it! Frozen chocolate is great, plus you'll eat it slower. Divide it! Put a few candies in ziploc bags, then slowly give it out as small treats or in lunch bags. Re-gift it! Children and adults would love receiving candy and a gift card as birthday gifts. Bake it! Use melted chocolate in cupcakes and crush hard candies to use as sprinkles. Donate it! Many drugstores accept leftover candy to donate later. Or you can bag it all up and take to homeless shelters, soup kitchens, hospitals, or nursing homes. (And, of course, always throw away any home baked goodies or candy in opened wrappers.) It'll take some willpower, but these ideas should help save a few calories as we go into the holiday season!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Trick or Treat in Comfort

Passing out Halloween candy is one of the highlights of my year. It brings back memories of my children dressed up as their favorite heroes and cartoon characters. Plus, they felt so special as their Dad and I carted them up and down the street in their toy wagon.
While our trick or treating tradition is gone, Halloween is still great fun. And it's definitely more relaxing in comfy clothes with a cold "beverage" and a few friends to laugh with as the front door opens to the pint-size monsters and princesses. Happy Halloween!

Trick or Treat from Old Navy