Did your kids end up with way more Halloween candy than you wanted them to have? Here are some practical ways to get rid of Halloween candy, so you don’t end up eating it all by yourself!
Disclaimer: The Superhero costumes featured in the photos in this post are the courtesy of Oriental Trading, one of my favorite places to buy holiday decorations. Oriental Trading has some of the most affordable Halloween costumes out there.
5 Practical Ways To Get Rid Of Halloween Candy
- Give It Away: You may have neighbors, friends, or those at your husband’s office that would appreciate a treat or two. Package up the candy in smaller bags and hand them out to those who don’t have children (with loads of candy!) at home.
- Donate It: Another way to get rid of unwanted candy is to send it to our troops. You can donate candy through Operation Gratitude. The troops love receiving these Halloween treats!
- Sell It: Have you heard of the website Halloween Candy Buyback? You can go the site to search for a local business (typically dentists) who will buy back your extra candy. I took my kids to our local dentist last year to sell their candy. They proudly brought home their money, as well as some sugar-free gum!
- Have The Pumpkin Fairy (or Halloween Fairy) Make An Appearance: This was one that we did with our children when they were very young. It’s a fun twist on the Tooth Fairy. We told our boys how the Pumpkin Fairy comes at night to pick up their extra Halloween candy after they’ve gone to sleep. The fairy then leaves a toy in exchange for the candy. Our children were allowed to pick out 5 pieces of candy to keep, and the rest of it was whisked away by the fairy.
- Throw It Away: Yes, you heard me right. You can simply throw away the extra candy. I do not feel guilty at all for throwing away all of that excess sugar, and neither should you.
Do you have any other ideas for how to get rid of unwanted Halloween candy?
If so, I’d love to hear about it in the comments section below.
With Gratitude and Joy,