Monday, November 1, 2010

Candy Bags

Make Halloween tolerable.
Piles of candy.

Times 4 Trick or Treaters.
(Basket of dirty laundry, Old man, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and a Cheerleader)

Equals too much candy in the house.
So....They come home and sort.

And sort some more.

And bag it all away.

Five pieces of candy per bag.
Each Saturday they pick a candy bag when their chores are done.
They can eat the candy from the bag whenever they want.
If they want to eat it all, that's fine.
If they want a piece mid-morning, that's fine too.
But, they only have those 5 pieces of candy.
They won't get any more until Saturday.

Five years ago my friend Susy told me about candy bags in Sweden.
We loved this little Saturday tradition, and it's worked so well for our kids.

The little bags go in the garage fridge, and they have candy bags until Easter.

Now I just need someone to give me some candy bags of dark chocolate.
Then life will be really good. :)


  1. What a great idea! I have been wondering how to handle it and this is brilliant! Up until this year, our dentist would buy it back from the kids for $1 per pound and she would send it to the troops. This year I had no plan so this is great! Thanks for sharing! Great costumes by the way {love your little Laura}!

  2. Great idea! My little one stayed in his costume for 5 seconds! Next year will be better !lol, Have a wonderful day! lulu

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  4. Can adults do this too??? Haha. I ate way to many Hershey bars this weekend.

  5. I LOVE that idea. My oldest was reading along with me when I read your post. His comment: uh-oh. :)
    Thanks for the great idea!

  6. I'm laughing at Izzy. My friend's daughter was also going to be LIW, but she decided to be her daughter Rose instead. I'm impressed these girls know these wonderful women. Kudos to their teachers and their mamas.

  7. Well that will require some self constraint not dipping into that stash. Constraint on your part I mean ;-)
    Your kids looked lovely! Love the outfits.

  8. Fantastic constumes!! Thats a LOT of candy!!! We dont really do the whole trick or treating thing here in the UK but im thinking maybe we aught to start ;)

  9. Perfect Mom idea Julie.

    Thank you for stopping by my place to enjoy my holiday recycled gift idea's.

    Can't wait to see what great tip you have for us next. Looking forward to creative holidays from you.
    Now go have a creative weekend.