questionswhat are you giving out for halloween this year?

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I seem to seldom be home from Halloween but I will be this year. I have no idea how many kids I'll get. I've got Tootsie Roll pops and Laffy Taffy. If I run out of that, I'll move on to Nerds and M&Ms (that's the stuff I like, so I'm holding it back unless it's needed).

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Since we moved to our current house 10 years ago we've always given out full size candies. If we can find them we give out tubes of M&M minis, but we haven't been able to find them at Sam's club the past couple of years so we get a couple boxes of what ever catches our kids eyes. We get over 70 kids, so 2 boxes is a must, and even then we have had to hit the fruit snacks and granola bars that we always have on hand for the kids lunches.

Our last 2 houses we didn't get any kids to the door we are happy to get lots, Halloween is my favorite holiday.

The first day of school after Halloween we almost always get a call from the school, we let the kids take as much candy as they want for their lunch, and a teacher always calls to ask if we know they only had candy for lunch. We end up throwing about half their candy away sometime just before easter so they are normally very restrained in the amount of candy they choose to eat so 1 day of all candy won't kill them!

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Fun sized Butterfingers and Baby Ruths. Earlier in the year my local grocery store was having a great buy one 24 ounce bag for $4.98 and get one free sale. I stocked up and stashed them.

Good thing I did. The current sales are offering BOGO sales, but the price on the candy has jumped to over $9.

I used to give out candy I really liked: Reese's king sized cups and Snickers, but I'd find myself trying one, and then another, and then another!

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Condiment packages for the teenagers with no costume, assorted candy for all others who at least make an attempt at a costume.

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I've always given out big bars because we don't get many kids. Last year we had two. Which left 34 candy bars for my husband and me. Odd, that seems to happen nearly every year.

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Nothing. I had 0 trick-or-treaters the first year in this house. I was left with a big ol' bucket of candy. Last year, I turned out the lights. Plan to do the same this year.

Bah-humbug.

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I bought a mixture of stuff to hand out at my Mom's since get no trick or treaters at my house due to having no street lights and a long driveway. We bought KitKats, Milkyways, lollipops, gum balls, Sugar Babies, & others, just a mixture of all different candies. We dumped them in a big basket and all the kids will get a handfull. Our trick or treat night is 10/31, though a few surrounding areas had it tonight.

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A candy bar mix bag with Twix, etc.

I learned long ago not to buy candy you won't eat - no one shows up you're stuck with it. Plus, it makes snacking waiting for the next victim more fun.

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We have an assortment, mostly chocolate things. Crunch Bars, Twix, Snickers, Reese's, etc. I toss them into a large bowl and then put packs of Fun Dip all around the edge. I let the kids choose a couple of things, and let me tell you, that Fun Dip is always the first thing to go.

And you will be the hit of the neighborhood if you do give out the full-size candy bars. Everybody knows the one or two houses around here that do that. One guy even has a secret rule that only those living close by know about -- he lets you come back a second time!

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@pitamuffin: I want to come to your house just for the Fun Dip, that was one of my favorites when I was a kid!!! Back then you got the stick and maybe three flavors attached, can't remember exactly but it's something I always loved!!

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Snickers and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. I have a friend whose daughter has some dietary restrictions and those are two things I know she can have.

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Can't believe I'm the first to say this, but it depends on how the storm goes. I'm stocked up with candy - we usually don't get that many trick or treaters so we give handfuls of the smaller size bars. Mostly chocolate, this year I got PayDay to add into the mix, since that is one of my favorite non-chocolate candy bars. If there is no trick or treating, then lots of candy for folks at work or people around helping with the cleanup.

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Ive got Ring Pops, Swedish Fish, Kit Kats, Almond Joy, Reese's Cups, Heath Bars, Whoppers, Milk Duds (all 'fun-size', except for the Ring Pops), plastic spider rings, and plastic bat rings. I'll be saving the Heath bars to give out last, as those are my fave. We get a ton of kids in my neighborhood, though, so Im betting I dont have much left.

Oh, and I keep a box of dog treats by the door for those that bring their dogs along for the walk

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We have very few trick-or-treaters, so I'll be giving away the glow sticks that didn't get given away last year, as well as candy for the kids who are too young for glow sticks.

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Zagnut and Chuckles .... Kids won't know what to do with them

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@mkentosh: Zagnuts!!!!!! Oh, I love them!. ...And you live where?

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Glow sticks from woot!

We probably won't get any trick-or-treaters, though. So I'm taking some to work, where we also probably won't get any children.

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For reasons many of you know, I don't open my door to strangers wearing costumes. :) But I'll be doing the same thing my grandmother always did: homemade candy for a few of my neighbors' kids. (I'll ask them to bring the kids by deliberately, and then turn out the lights.) We always ended the evening at my grandmother's and counted our candy on her carpet while snacking on her toffee: some of my best Halloween memories!

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Full sized Snickers, we get the 40 pack box at Costco which work out to a tad under 50c/bar. We generally have ~30 kids which leaves a few for us. Been doing this for probably 10 years, didn't really think about the peanut allergy thing but I guess the kids could always trade another kid the Snickers for something else. Maybe next year we'll think about the mixed assortment box, about the same cost per bar but I'd want to make sure if we had any left they would be Snickers ;)

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Probably Reese Peanut Butter Cups. We don't get many kids, so more for me!

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We were planning on handing out candy and halloween themed erasers in treat bags, but now I'm wondering if we should have gotten ponchos for everyone. Oh, I also have spare Woot glow sticks for any kid who comes to the door without one, unless we need to use them for extra emergency lighting first.

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Got some free candy temporary tattoos from a Twitter promotion and will probably add a bag of variety on sale chocolate bars to the mix if the weather seems nice enough to sit on the porch and meet the trick or treaters half way. Cats get too freaked by knocking on the door.

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Hurricane safety tips. I'm sure you've all heard of the "franken storm" that's headed for the East coast. Then again, you wouldn't be trick-or-treating if you live in the East coast..

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I have no idea how many kids I'm going to get. Last year I was in an apartment, and I left the light off. Before that I got a some: two years ago I answered the door as a blue M&M. This year I have a bag of small sized Snickers, M&Ms, Milky way, KitKat, and Reeses. (chocolate stuff). I also have the real mini sized Snickers, Milky Way and 3 Musketeers. I'll have leftovers that I will dispose of at work.

I'm a bit up in the air about how to give it away. I've let kids pick before, but of late they've been kind of greedy: grabbing a huge handful rather than 1 or 2. I may just portion them out and give them away as a set. Maybe with the free game liked to above.