Friday Fun...Halloween Treats

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Friday Fun...Halloween Treats


Halloween has to be one of my favorite holidays...no pressure to give gifts…no family obligations!

We’ve been fortunate to have lived in 2 communities in the last 20 years, that really knew how to celebrate Halloween. Besides the decorations, each year I’d have on average 125+ of the costume-garbed wee ones at my door. 

 

 

Halloween candy
                                                               Halloween 2015

I got wise after my first year of having little hands picking over which candy they wanted and decided to wrap up treats in a clear bag...tied with a ribbon.

 

You can get the bags at any craft store such as Michaels. This year because we have fewer Tricksters who come down our street, I filled the bags with favors I ordered online and candy. 


 

It’s a lot easier handing out bags of candy and besides, what child wouldn’t like to receive a bag of goodies!

 

 

 

Comments (38)

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Ya know, I do not eat a whole lot of treats. That being said, I am a sucker for peanut butter cups! Put the mini sized ones in the freezer...too good!

Oct 29, 2021 11:31 AM
Aura Alex
Co-Founder, CloseMyDeal, LLC - Seattle, WA
Transaction Management Services

How thoughtful of you to spend time taking care of the 'little things" for the kids.  That speaks volumes about YOU! Thank you for sharing. 😍

Oct 29, 2021 03:41 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, gosh, you get LOTS of kiddos at your door!   That is a good idea with the baggie.

Oct 29, 2021 03:46 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Grant Schneider I'm excited for you!  We'd have a lot more but we're on a small cul-de-sac. 

Wayne Martin When we were in Florida we had two haunted houses in our neighborhood!  My friend in the next community used to buy tons of dunkin' donuts and give those away with hot apple cider. 

Oct 29, 2021 04:21 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sham Reddy CRS I wonder if Halloween is second only to Christmas when it comes to a child's excitement. 

Michael Jacobs it's always fun to see what the popular costumes will be. 

Oct 29, 2021 04:23 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Norma J. Elkins it's a lot easier than having the children pick over what you have. Even if you hand the candy to them from a big bowl, they see what you have and ask for their favorites. 

Kat Palmiotti When we were in Delray I can remember the retail owners along Atlantic Avenue would hand out candy but it was on the Saturday before Halloween. 

Oct 29, 2021 04:27 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Brian England She is still a hoot!  We see her every morning at the bus stop at the corner. 

Ed Silva I would miss having the kids stop by at Halloween.

Oct 29, 2021 04:29 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Thank you Raymond Henson, eXp Realty  I have so much fun with this holiday and enjoy doing the bags. 

Nina Hollander, Broker I do it for my own benefit!  That way, I hand out the bags and I don't have children wanting to pick out what they want , etc. 

Oct 29, 2021 04:31 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

faye schubert I agree, safety first!  I had to send Larry out for more candy years ago and told him to drive really slowly because of the wee ones. 

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog there was an agent in Boca who used to hand out silver dollars in her gated community. 

Oct 29, 2021 04:34 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Wendy Rulnick it's fun for me since I can't go out and trick or treat! LOL

Ron and Alexandra Seigel  When I wrapped 150+ I'd start wrapping the week before and trying to keep Larry away from the candy. 

Oct 29, 2021 04:37 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Roy Kelley it's like the cardinal rule of Trick or Treating, isn't it!

Bob "RealMan" Timm it's why Larry and I didn't want to move into a 55+ community. 

Oct 29, 2021 04:39 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker so glad you liked it. I can't help but smile when I see it. 

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS we usually have a few left over which is why I buy what we like. 

Oct 29, 2021 04:40 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty have you tried the dark chocolate thin peanut butter cups?  Perfect!!!

Aura Alex Thank you!  it really is a labor of love and it really is easier to hand those out than loose candy. 

Oct 29, 2021 04:41 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I live in a neighborhood that has lots of kids.  Also the neighborhood is made up of  80 homes, and 80 condos very close together, it is a Trick or Treater's wish come true.  To top it off we not only get all of the neighborhood kids in our neighborhood, but also kids from other homes near us.  Parents drive their kids to our neighborhood, because within a short time they have their bags filled with candy.  Once they start trick or treating my wife or I just stay at the door because it is an endless line of kids for about an hour to an hour and a half!!!

Oct 29, 2021 04:41 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Joan Cox I love to live in a community with children.

Oct 29, 2021 04:42 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - What a great idea wrapping the candy in a goody bag.  You could see how delighted those kiddos were in the video!  Happy Halloween!

Oct 29, 2021 05:39 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kathy Streib  I love that video the kids are so funny 

Oct 29, 2021 06:42 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

How I wish I could have 100 kids stop by my door on Sunday. Now I am lucky to get 15

Oct 30, 2021 08:21 PM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Those kids were so excited! I love to hear their squeals of delight. You were thoughtful to order favors as well as candies. It appears to have been well received! Happy Halloween.

Oct 31, 2021 10:54 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I miss having a lot of trick or treaters. Our first home had so many kids. The next two homes had one or two kids that would show up. The current home is a little bit better...we had 6 kids last night. LOL

Nov 01, 2021 07:39 AM