Halloween Candy Store
A few small toys and coupons for local outing.
Don't want your kids to eat all that candy? Here is a great way to take some back. Purchase a few small toys you know your kids will like and think of a few places they have been begging you to take them. Then set up a store where you kids can shop and buy those things with candy currency. For example, a trip to the zoo may cost them 10 candy items from their stash, or a matchbox car may cost them 2 candy bars. I hate for my child to have gum, so I'll buy a bigger toy I know he wants and tell him it will cost him all the gum he has in his candy stash. The kids think it's fun to shop with candy, and everyone ends up happy. The kids get a few new things or a trip to the local play place, and you have the peace of mind that your next trip to the dentist won't be a disaster.