As I was walking Dexter the other day around my neighborhood I couldn’t help but notice the number of houses that have gone all out for Halloween. My neighbors aren’t usually so into it but I’m loving the change. I need to step up my game. All I have is a wreath on my front door but it’s not even a Halloween wreath, just a generic fall one.
This is the first year since we’ve been in our house that I haven’t decorated….yet. I love Halloween, always have, especially as a kid. Who doesn’t love getting free candy? Now I love being on the grown up side of that exchange, passing out candy to kids and seeing their adorable costumes. I don’t even care when older kids come around or if they have a costume. At least they’re not getting into trouble, right? As someone who went trick-or-treating at the ripe old age of 17 (because free candy, duh!), I’m all for it.
As much as I love all of it, especially the candy, I don’t have the metabolism of a child anymore so I can’t eat as much candy as I once did and have it burn up quickly. I have a few tricks to avoid going crazy with the candy in October when it seems to be everywhere. I hope these help you as much as they’ve helped me.
1. Buy Candy Later in the Month
By doing this, the candy will be in your house for less time giving you less opportunity to snack on it.
Toward the end of the night, older kids come around and I’ll dump the rest of my candy in their bags. Last year the trick or treaters stopped earlier than I anticipated so I was able to do this. I brought the candy into work with me and laid it out on a different floor than where I work so I wouldn’t be tempted to eat more.