Every year it's the same conundrum: do we hand out candy? We don't feel great about adding to the giant sugary hauls of the neighborhood kids and we find the leftover loot hard to resist. Then again, we remember "the raisin house" from our own childhood, a.k.a. the house to which we never returned, and no, those spider rings weren't any better. What to do?The other day at Costco we noticed a package of 80 fun-size containers of Play Doh alongside the Halloween candy and our wheels started turning. Nice idea, but that's an awful lot of plastic. Why not hand out homemade play dough along with the recipe? Or see if our local bakery will print up some certificates for freshly baked goodies?
With a month to spare, we have the time to source or make some great treats. Here are a few of our ideas, and we invite you to post your own.