"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Menu Planning > Today's Menu
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-21-2004, 12:26 AM   #1
Master Chef
 
luvs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: da 'burgh
Posts: 9,674
what are you giving out for Halloween?

i have to give out candy cause the parents are going to be at a conference out of state, so it's just kit-kats and stuff like that so far. but i think i'm gonna make little goody bags. my neighbor did that one year and the kids loved them.
a glow-stick, a pack of bubble gum, McD's gift certificates, and one of those ACT II pre-packaged popcorn balls would go in each, i think.
then, for the girls, i think i'll offer a choice of a mini bottle of lotion from bath andbody works, a bonne belle lipsmackers lip balm, or crayons.
for the boys, a choice of crayons, a mini legos playset (you know, the ones they put by the candy bars in the check-out aisle, or a matchbox car.
if it's a baby, the parents can help themselves. half that Halloween candy goes to waste so i thought something different would be a nice change.
and we don't get an excessive amount of trick-or-treaters, so it would be pretty affordable as long as Mom and Dad are willing to cough up some cash.

__________________
i believe that life would not be complete sans comfy 'ol tee-shirts, the Golden Girls, and the color pink
& rock on, PITTSBURGH-
luvs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2004, 01:17 AM   #2
Senior Cook
 
Darkstream's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 287
Robust advice on where to find the United States of America.
Darkstream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2004, 01:36 AM   #3
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,018
HMMMM!

But how are you decorating?

My wife bought "Mr Bones", a 7'-0" length of skeleton in plastic, loosely wired together, dressed him with a bandanna, black Bermuda shorts, a red blouse(all far too small!) and equipped him with his "Pirate's Sword" and spread him out in a seated position on the covered swing on the front patio...

Apparantly, the mailman and newspaper types "survivied" the encounter...hopefully, people understand that I am only six feet and perhaps a bit bigger boned and robust than "Mr Bones"...

Four lines of lanterns, lighting our walkways, and I don't doubt a couple jackolanterns...this from a woman who says "Less is more"...given the neighborhood, she might be right, given the husband, she's put the round through the target ring....

But again, your feedback...
Lifter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2004, 02:15 AM   #4
Master Chef
 
luvs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: da 'burgh
Posts: 9,674
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkstream
Robust advice on where to find the United States of America.
i'm confused. but i intend to stay that way. politics are too sensitive an issue to be discussing on a Halloweeen candy thread or most any board for that matter, and i am abandoning this thread right now. i was speaking of what kind of candy will be in your Halloween bowl, not politics, and i'm quite certain you know that.
this was meant to be a light-hearted thread.
__________________
i believe that life would not be complete sans comfy 'ol tee-shirts, the Golden Girls, and the color pink
& rock on, PITTSBURGH-
luvs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2004, 04:40 AM   #5
Sous Chef
 
masteraznchefjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: UCLA
Posts: 785
Send a message via AIM to masteraznchefjr
woot sour skittles, milky way, m&ms and probably 2 dollars for UNICEF, but no trick or treating for me nemore lol.
masteraznchefjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2004, 07:07 AM   #6
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 973
A candy I don't like. Last year hardly anyone came and I gained three pounds eating the leftovers.
Otter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2004, 07:33 AM   #7
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Long Island, New York, USA
Posts: 485
Dum Dum Lollipops
Small bags of Animal Crackers
debthecook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2004, 08:12 AM   #8
Chef Extraordinaire
 
middie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Cleveland,Ohio USA
Posts: 16,263
Send a message via Yahoo to middie
i'm not handing out candy this year. instead i'll be going door to door with my son.
middie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2004, 08:17 AM   #9
Chef Extraordinaire
 
mudbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: NoVA, beyond the Beltway
Posts: 11,166
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lifter
But how are you decorating?
Just wait. I will post a pic or two when Handy Husband gets finished putting everything up this year.
__________________
Kool Aid - Think before you drink.
mudbug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2004, 11:50 AM   #10
Head Chef
 
auntdot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,418
We live on a cul-de-sac development containing 34 homes in a rural area; the next grouping of homes is more than a mile away.

When it turns dark on Halloween, all the local kids converge at the start of the street. There, some of the men folk load them into pickups adorned with straw, and take them up the street where they charge each house to trick or treat.

It becomes hectic for ten minutes or so, but then each house is done.

The procession winds up at the end of the street where there is a party for the children.

All very safe and the kids love it.

We spend a fair amount of time cutting pumpkins, lighting up the cow skull, and making the house look appropriately festive and just a teeny bit spooky.

We dole out lots of candy, each kid gets a handful or two, but just the usual stuff we buy at the store.

When we were kids, people would give out home made cookies and other treats, but today, unfortunately, parents need to go through their children's bags and get rid of anything they cannot be sure has not been adulterated.

Sadly, that is the way the world has become.

Anyway the children where we live get all the cookies and other treats they can handle at the party, and have bags full of candy to enjoy later.

Things here in the country are a bit different than they were when we grew up in the city, but the folks here make it a great Halloween for the kids.
auntdot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2004, 11:53 AM   #11
Master Chef
 
crewsk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Columbia, SouthCarolina
Posts: 9,368
Send a message via MSN to crewsk
We are doing Trunk-or-Treat at our church. I don't know what i'm going to hand out yet. Probably a mixture of candy & toys(the kind kids get at parties as favors).
__________________
"Treat everyone with politeness,even those who are rude to you - not because they are nice, but because you are."
crewsk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2004, 12:08 PM   #12
Hospitality Queen
 
jkath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Southern California
Posts: 11,448
I've got Quaker Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars, Pixy Stix, Kit Kats, Milky Ways & Reeses. (My kids help choose the candy)
My husband takes them out each year, and I wait on the steps for the kids. I love seeing the little ones walk up, tripping over costumes :)
I can't stand the mob of adults, with one little sleeping infant in the stroller, all with candy bags. Puh-leez! It happens every year.
Last year we really decorated a lot, since it's son #1's birthday, and he was having a sleepover. This year, we've got a happy bat flag & a couple of pumpkins outside.
__________________
Come visit my foodie blog: www.SockmonkeysKitchen.com
This week's topic: Pinterest and Potatoes
jkath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2004, 12:11 PM   #13
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 2,394
Snickers, Three Muskateer, and MilkyWay bars
Juliev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2004, 05:05 PM   #14
Certified Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Posts: 3,615
nothing, not because I am a nasty adult, but I live in a gated over 55 community and they cannot get in, and I don't imagine any of my fellow residents dress up and go banging on doors. But the last time I did have TTers I gave out nickles or pencils or stickers. I always hated it when my daughter brought home a years supply of candy.
norgeskog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2004, 05:51 PM   #15
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 973
Give the little suckers something healthy so they live long enough to pay my social security when I'm ready to start collecting!
Otter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2004, 05:53 PM   #16
Master Chef
 
-DEADLY SUSHI-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: NW Chicago Burbs'
Posts: 6,070
Send a message via Yahoo to -DEADLY SUSHI-
I will dress up like one of the presidental candidates.... and scare the heck out of em! I shall to proceed to tax their candy in their bags, by taking a few pieces..... melting them down in a mold of Saddam, and then eating it! :roll:
-DEADLY SUSHI- is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2004, 05:59 PM   #17
Hospitality Queen
 
jkath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Southern California
Posts: 11,448
and what's in YOUR coffee tonight, DS?
__________________
Come visit my foodie blog: www.SockmonkeysKitchen.com
This week's topic: Pinterest and Potatoes
jkath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2004, 06:02 PM   #18
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 973
hmmm, DS, I thought you would be giving out "deadly sushi" for halloween. By the way, has Alton Brown certified your kitchen?
PS: Lookin' good, jkath!
Otter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2004, 06:12 PM   #19
Master Chef
 
-DEADLY SUSHI-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: NW Chicago Burbs'
Posts: 6,070
Send a message via Yahoo to -DEADLY SUSHI-
Alton Brown???? Who IS that?
-DEADLY SUSHI- is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2004, 06:16 PM   #20
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 973
He's yo' daddy! Lighten up DS, just funnin' ya!
PS: You're the only sushi I like.
Otter is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What's for diinner this THANKS GIVING 2004 ? :-) Leaf Storm Today's Menu 4 11-25-2004 11:23 PM



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.