We all love Halloween, right? We love to get the kiddos dressed up because they look so darned cute! They love picking out their costumes months ahead of time. I mean come on, how many Frozen Princesses are we going to have this year? And how about Those adorable Box Trolls? Lets not exclude ourselves adults, I can already see Austin’s Own 6th Street crowded with Orange Is The New Black Prisoners.
No matter what age we are, we love to get our costumes on! What we are not into so much, is the candy. I mean, I do like my Skittles and chocolate a little, but I don’t need a bucket full. I just want to show off my costume and my cute nephews or cousins costume. The kids don’t even consume that much candy. The just want to show you all the hard work and thought they put into their get up.
So, I am going to let you in on a little alternative.
The Treat Trader Phantom
The Treat Trader Phantom comes to collect your ‘treats’ that you have collected for him on Halloween Night. The Phantom only wants candy or ‘junk food’, so if you received stickers, pencils, toothbrushes or any good treats ~ well, those just are not accepted. The Phantom will weigh the acceptable treats and leave you books, a toy you have been wanting or maybe a small monetary trade.
While you have been going to the shops looking for costumes, or going on regular errand runs in the shops~ during those times your child or children has possibly seen a few items that they have desired and possibly asked for? Wouldn’t it be nice if they had a few extra dollars? Perhaps, after Halloween night, they could have a few dollars if they left their treats out for The Treat Trader Phantom? Such a better treat to have something worth lasting than sugar and fats!
And what about you giving treats at your home? Will you be giving candy as treats? I really encourage you to look outside the box. There really are so many more options. Last year I went to Target, Dollar Shops and there were so many great items that were great to give out! Little tubs of play dough even! Little skeletons, pencils, puzzles, crayons, etc. Also, candy is getting pricier! Not to mention, our children are getting too many unhealthy snacks. Let’s make Halloween fun again & not just about eating candy.
I hope I get to see you out there in your costumes, look for me, I am always the bride!
Lots of love,