Moms have been asking me for tips and tricks to reduce the sugar consumption in their households for Halloween. While Twix and Twizzlers are a necessary and welcome evil for this time of the year (Come on – we’ve all dipped into our little ones Halloween bag), there’s no doubt that finding fun and affordable alternatives to candy would help bring sanity back to our post-Halloween households a little sooner.
Thanks to Aunty Pat, my Mom-in-law, and Oriental Trading Company (OTC), I discovered that you can put a pretty substantial goodie bag together for $.50 – $1.50. I filled this bag with a squishy eye-ball, Halloween play dough, a mummy photo frame you wrap yourself, a spider ring, and vampire bubbles for little over a $1.00. All the items are from OTC and are available at its online store.
If you’d like to keep your kids entertained for a few weeks after Halloween, pick up some of the craft kits from OTC. This one is a magnet photo frame with candy corns you assemble and glue. The company also has bracelets, necklaces, and silly monsters to assemble, which are perfect for the 6 -11 year old crew. You can find candid reviews from other customers, which are helpful in deciding what is age-appropriate and worth the money.
For about $40 USD you can buy enough goodies for 30 – 40 goodie bags or individual items to satisfy about 60 kids. That’s a lot of loot. The added benefit of buying at OTC is that it is a one-stop shop for all your Halloween needs from candies to decorations. Keep an eye-out for free shipping promos and you’ll be set for the holiday season. Visit www.orientaltrading.com for more information.