If your little ghouls and goblins are relishing the thought of trick or treating, follow these easy tips to protect their fangs.
Feed Them Before Trick or Treating
Give them a proper meal before trick or treating, and you could even try some spookily themed recipes that will help to fill them up. Hopefully, they won’t have such an appetite for treats later!
Look for Non-Food Goodies
Instead of sugary treats, get together with other parents and neighbours and offer non-food themed goodies such as little glow sticks, notepads, erasers and stickers.
Plan Halloween Parties That Are Focused on Fun Not Food
A Halloween party can focus on activities such as dunking for apples, a pumpkin hunt and creepy costume contests, and you can get creative with other things such as pinning the heart on the scarecrow. Face painting is perennially popular!
Make Healthy Halloween Treats Together
Halloween treats don’t need to be sugary as there are plenty of recipes that are healthy and tasty, and you can get creative with decorating the food.
Lastly, allow kids to have some treats and to select their favourites before putting their haul in the pantry. With any luck, they will forget about it in a few days, but otherwise, dole out one or two treats with a meal.