When I was a young Wonder Woman trick or treater, my parents threatened my life and forbid me to eat my hard-earned Halloween candy until I got home.
No joke…I was not allowed to go home and rummage through my candy bag until my parents had thoroughly checked it for razor blades and needles!! Does anyone else remember this??
My plastic orange pumpkin would be so heavy. You can imagine the torture of waiting for mom to check my candy. She would spill out all of my loot and dig through it with a fine tooth comb. Mom, hurry already!!! Does anyone else remember this? Geez, it’s not like we lived in a bad neighborhood. Apparently “bad people” were lacing candy and treats with drugs and razor blades.
Back in the day we didn’t have the pre-packaged snack size candies like kids do now. My candy sack would be a conglomeration of home-made pop corn balls, caramel or candied apples, a few loose Now & Laters, Tootsie Rolls and bubble gum. Not to mention the ever so disappointing pencils, erasers and random school supplies. What I think is so interesting now, is back then it was not surprising to score a piece of fruit, a zip lock baggie of home-made check mix or a cookie.
This also reminds me of our cheap or make shift Halloween costumes. Boys and girls, we didn’t have fancy costumes that we purchased at Target or Party City. We weren’t a click away from Pintrest. No Sir, we had two choices. Either your mom took you to the five and dime store to carefully select a cartoon character plastic costume with a paper mask or you made your own costume. The hand crafted options from home were generally limited to the clothes found in and around your house. There is a good chance you were a hobo, a gypsy, a cheerleader or athlete of some kind. A white sheet was always good for a ghost and highly probably you could scavenger up some items for a Cowboy/Cowgirl, and or old lady/ old man were boring choices but in a pinch would work. Good times people.
This post was supposed to be about FUN – FIT healthy Halloween picks and my personal top ten candy choices. Forgive me, I was swept away on Halloween memory lane.
HALLOWEEN CANDY ADVICE! Use some self-control. You are NOT eight years old. Allow yourself to steal about five snack sized candies from your child’s bag. Space it out and give yourself 3-4 days to enjoy it. After that donate your kids candy bags to the local dentist office. Cash for Candy! Just do it. No one needs that much candy!!!
WHO EVEN KNOWS WHAT HALLOWEEN looks like this year? I would assume mandatory masks or face coverings for everyone.
I found some fun – funny, sarcastic, scary and crass four pack face masks.
CLICK HERE – you can be a clown, a bunny, a mouse, Hannibal Lector, bank robber, patriotic, or just simple and cute! This company has so many options and they are soft adjustable masks and are machine washable.
When it comes to Halloween candy, I do recommend making a better bad choice.
Twix, Almond Joy, Skittles, Dots, Twizzlers, Candy Corn, Sugar Babies, Blow Pop, Laffy Taffy, and Hershey’s Kisses!
Don’t forget my favorite protein packed snack sweet and salty concoction. PEP up the popcorn without blowing it. Get a sweet fix or salty fix without busting up the momentum.
When it comes to party food…I always say, EAT BEFORE YOU GO! This is the safest way to avoid over eating and or bad eating. Once the alcohol kicks in your defense against candy and fried party food goes way down. STAY STRONG! You are Wonder Woman girly!
I think this is a cute idea. Mr. Chicken Fry always did have a thing for WW!
Donate your candy within seven days to your local dentist office.
What is in store for your Halloween shenanigans? Will you try a local trunk or treat or walk your neighborhood? No matter what you choose, I wish you and your family a safe, and healthy happy Halloween.
Love, play and have a great day!