Are you wondering what to do with all of that leftover Halloween candy? If your kids have already fished out their favorites and sampled their not-so-favorites, and you’re ready to be done with the sugar-induced craziness, I have two ideas for you!
1 – Invite the Halloween Fairy!
I was recently introduced to the idea of the Halloween Fairy, a lovely gal who apparently arrives a week or so after Halloween to gather up any uneaten candy and leave a toy in return! A new DVD, a Leapster game, an iTunes gift card, a Barbie, whatever the little ghosts and goblins in your house deem worthy of their sugar stash. I love this idea; I’m hoping she visits OUR house! As for what the Halloween Fairy might DO with all that candy…
2 – Send your treats to our troops via Operation Gratitude
Operation Gratitude collects extra Halloween candy to be used in care packages for our troops. You simply ship a box of your candy to the following address:
You can get more information by emailing OpGrat@gmail.com.
So…enjoy your favorite Halloween treats and then share the wealth. You can feel good knowing that you’ve done something sweet for yourself, your kids, and our troops.