I read about a few different options to get rid of all this unwanted Halloween candy…selling it to the dentist, giving it away, but I think the idea that is going to work for my kids is the idea of the Switch Witch. I will tell them the following story…
The Halloween Story of the Switch Witch
The Switch Witch lives far away and of all the witches that come around on Halloween night, she has the sweetest tooth of all. She eats almost nothing but candy all year long. So that she always has a stockpile of candy to last throughout the year, she comes around on Halloween night and gathers candy from houses with
kids who are generous enough to leave their candy out for her.
What child would be generous to leave out their candy for some witch you ask? Well, the kind of child that likes to get new toys because that's what the Switch Witch does. She'll only come around after all the children are asleep because she doesn't want anyone to see her; all the candy that she eats makes her face
look a bit scary. For every child who leaves out candy for her, she leaves them a new toy in exchange.
With my kids, on Halloween night, after the trick-or-treating is done, the candy is laid out on the floor and we let them choose around 10 candies each to keep. They are given one or two a day to enjoy until it runs out. The rest of the candy is put in a bag and left out for the Switch Witch. The next morning when the children wake up, they excitedly run downstairs to see what the Switch Witch left them.
This is exactly what I am going to do this year! They are going to pick out 10 pieces of candy to keep and leave the rest for the Switch Witch. We have actually gone Trick-or-Treating 3! times so far this year…the most Halloween parties we have ever been to in one year, all before Halloween night! Are you going to keep all your Halloween candy or do something special to haul it out of the house? Here are a few pictures of our little guys this year!