Make your own Halloween treat boxes

Halloween is this Saturday! Unfortunately for me, we'll be out of town and I won't be able to hand out candy this year. Knowing the kids in my neighborhood makes things a little easier though. I plan on handing them a candy pillow box before the big day. they're super easy to make and are even more fun to give out. Using the same idea as this gift box, but with Halloween paper. All you need is some toilet paper tubes (or any other cardboard tube), paper, glue or ModPodge, scissors and ribbon or other embellishments....more

The 'Good' Halloween Candy

Help Wildlife by buying only palm oil free Halloween candy. I've made it super simple for you.Here is my second annual list of palm oil free candy. I've chosen only the easy to find, popular candies so you can effortlessly use your purchasing power to show you care. PALM OIL DESTROYS WILDLIFE...more

Top 5 Best and Worst Candies for Halloween

I think I’ve just about aged out of the period in my life where I’m deciding what I have to be for Halloween and, instead, am deciding how close to Halloween it’s appropriate to start buying candy in bulk “for the kids who might come to our door to trick or treat.”   Also, the other day some co-workers started laying down bets that I won’t be able to “say no to free food and/or candy” three months or less prior to my wedding, as I said I would.  At first I was offended and then I was quietly proud that I’m known for something...more

A Big Fat Halloween Failure

So did anybody figure out what Tammy Tasteless here dressed her kids as on Halloween? ...more

Don't Give my Child A Tooth Brush

It's 5:30 PM, the taffeta dress is slipped over her up-do. She is wearing just a hint of blush. Her eyes sparkle with excitement. She slips on her shoes and a light sweater and grabs her over-sized bag.It's 5:30 PM, the black one piece warrior uniform has been put on. Mask lowered over his stern face. He is alert. Ready for action. Ready to conquer....more
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No-Junk Halloween Treats Kids will love

ZisBoomBah Editor's Pick: I am sharing these great Halloween tips with you by ZisBoomBah's food writer Becky Milanski...Or… A down-and-dirty guide to giving out healthier goodies on Halloween that won’t lead to eye rolling, egging or TP in your trees....more

Kissing those Hershey Kisses Goodbye

The internet is rife with articles listing creative ways to rid oneself of excess Halloween candy. What a bizarre holiday Halloween is. We dress up our children and send them out to beg for food that we don't want them to have. Why not send them out to score stuff we need? I could use some chili powder. And I'm almost out of barley. Oh and Post-It Notes, I could definitely use some Post-It Notes. But alas no - it's candy and likely to remain candy for at least the foreseeable future....more

Have a Greener Halloween

A friend was telling me the other day that she can’t believe how much ‘stuff’ people in Northern California buy for Halloween. She is from a small town in Southern California and they never bought costumes or make-up. They would just make their own from old clothes and maybe put charcoal on their faces. She has a good point. Our love affair with buying things for any occasion is out of control, and likely not just in Northern California. When looking at greener solutions to your typical Halloween Holiday, consider the basics and what you really need to have fun. ...more

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Help Me, Reese's-Cup-Kenobi; You're My Only Hope

I'm not really a candy-loving person, you know.  I got fat on pizza and cheeseburgers, not Snickers.  I can go for months without giving a Milky Way so much as a second glance.  Most of the time, I don't even push my cart down the candy aisle.  Besides, I have body issues so severe they've long ago passed the insanity line, and whenever I look at a package of M&M's, all I can see is a mental image of me with little lumps of candy all over me, just under my skin, with the orange, red, yellow, and blue colors just faintly showing through, the whole "thing"  looking for all ...more