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    How much do you spend on Halloween candy?

    Halloween is tomorrow! My husband and I are volunteering to man a Halloween table in our highrise building and went out to get a few last-minute candy items (and a few different things for kids with allergies). We were floored at the prices of Halloween candy!!

    How much do you all typically spend on Halloween/Halloween candy?

    #2
    Candy? $0.00 -- We're one of those families that make 9 year olds cry.

    Not really, we just give out other stuff that's not quite as bad for kids. Our two go-to's are either fruit snacks (get a couple big boxes from Costco), or those chem-light bracelets/necklaces. Especially for the glow-things, kids seem to enjoy the variety (and parents always appreciated the safety & not-candy aspects). If fruit snacks, we normally get by just fine spending just $20 (or less). The glow stick things are more expensive, but I think the last year we did it, we got 80-100 for around $30.
    "Praestantia per minutus" ... "Acta non verba"

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      #3
      We bought a couple of bags of assorted candy. Not sure how much it was but probably in the $20-30 range. Candy is pretty cheap and around Halloween they make it easy and sell large bags with 4 or 5 different candies in it so you get instant variety for $15.
      Steve

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        #4
        We live rural so don't get trick or treaters. Used to get a few of the kids friends stopping by when our kids were young and at home, but those days are long past.

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          #5
          2 large bags from costco. Saying that I am going out right now to get some. I haven't bought any!
          LivingAlmostLarge Blog

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            #6
            Zero

            I don't get trick or treaters
            I'm to far out in the sticks
            Brian

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              #7
              This will actually be our first year getting trick-or-treaters. We've always lived in apartments that didn't allow it, but the condominium we live in does an event. It should be a good way to meet some new folks and get to enjoy the holiday too!

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                #8
                I still didn't go buy some. OMG... Kids and DH are yelling! But this way I ate nothing yet
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                  #9
                  Okay, I'm kinda just bragging on my neighborhood....But one house was handing out hotdogs instead of candy. I can't imagine how many he must have went through, but our neighborhood is always one of the 'popular' ones where families will drive their kids over here to do their trick or treating... 150-200 kids is average. Mad props to that guy, love the idea!

                  Yes, I know, in many places doing something like that would probably get a visit by the police after frantic calls from terrified mothers thinking some lunatic is trying to poison or injure their kids with hidden needles & razor blades. But my neighborhood is seriously awesome--I'll miss it when I have to leave.
                  "Praestantia per minutus" ... "Acta non verba"

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by kork13 View Post
                    Yes, I know, in many places doing something like that would probably get a visit by the police after frantic calls from terrified mothers thinking some lunatic is trying to poison or injure their kids with hidden needles & razor blades.
                    Such a crazy world we live in for that to be the first thought for most people!

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by kork13 View Post
                      Okay, I'm kinda just bragging on my neighborhood....But one house was handing out hotdogs instead of candy. I can't imagine how many he must have went through, but our neighborhood is always one of the 'popular' ones where families will drive their kids over here to do their trick or treating... 150-200 kids is average. Mad props to that guy, love the idea!

                      Yes, I know, in many places doing something like that would probably get a visit by the police after frantic calls from terrified mothers thinking some lunatic is trying to poison or injure their kids with hidden needles & razor blades. But my neighborhood is seriously awesome--I'll miss it when I have to leave.
                      Interesting because if our weather forecast was going to be better I was going to grill up a huge pack of hotdogs for the adults.

                      We go through 600 pieces of candy for Halloween. We let kids take more than 1 and a lot of outside people come to our neighborhood.

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