We were a merry little band as we trekked around our development with our neighbors. Before we finished the full loop, the mosquitoes dive-bombed us and the weight of the candy became too much for our two littlest ones. For the first time ever, I let my oldest child finish trick-or-treating by himself.
Such a weird proud mom moment.
But since I was getting eaten alive, I called it an early night and walked the two younger ones home. After a quick candy inspection, I took my share of the loot, despite the groans of my offspring.
Why is it so satisfying to take the Reese’s peanut butter cups from my kids?
I could literally go buy them for myself but somehow the pillaging makes them taste sweeter.
But the problem with Halloween is that the candy doesn’t disappear overnight.
I let the boys eat their treats while we watched a documentary on the American Revolution for homeschool, then gave my final verdict on the candy. So here are three ways you can get rid of unwanted candy.
Last year Justin took the candy to his office. Getting it out of our house was amazing and his fellow Airmen were stoked to take part in the goodies.
Halloween Candy Buy Back
This is my favorite method. Participants pay $1 per pound of candy that’s brought in and then send it to our military members overseas. When Justin was deployed last year, there were zero stores, so he treasured the treats we sent in our care packages. One of our friends sent him gum in bulk and it was his favorite thing.
To see if any businesses are participating in the Halloween Candy Buy Back of 2018, check out their website here.
If I can find a business close to us, I’ll sell that candy in a heartbeat…except for the Reese’s I have stashed in the freezer.
How about you?
What’s your favorite way to get rid of Halloween candy? Do you let you kids eat as much as they want on Halloween and then give it up the next day? Do you place restrictions on the candy amount? I’d love to know!