Saturday, October 2, 2010
Looking for alternatives to giving (and getting) a bunch of candy? Here are two of my favorite ideas.
1. Trick or Treat for UNICEF
I don't see much of this going on any more - but it's as good an idea as ever. Collect money for UNICEF instead of collecting candy - or along with collecting candy, if you can't resist the sweets.
2. Books for Treats
I mentioned this last year - and wanted to call your attention to it again. Give "gently read" books - ones your kids have outgrown, ones you pick up inexpensively at library sales, etc.
I actually did this - I gave away books last year instead of candy. (Being a bit nervous about it, I had a back-up package of candy, which I never needed to open.) As I wrote back then, the reaction was surprise and confusion, and then "Awesome!" So I'm planning to do the book thing again this year.
More in the Halloween Series:
Organizing and Halloween: Trick or Treat Buckets