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What Your Trick-or-Treaters Won't Tell You

By bethanysanders |

340991_super_bubbleTrick-or-treating starts in a little more than 24 hours — are you ready?

Whether you’re a new parent trick-or-treating with your little monster for the first time ever, or you’ve got a veteran kid looking to improve their technique, Reader’s Digest has some tips in their 13 Things Your Trick-or-Treaters Won’t Tell You.

Here’s a taste:

  • Have a choice of containers to collect your candy in? Go for the pillowcase every time.
  • The longer you stay out on Halloween night the worse the candy gets. Plan to go early!
  • A well-decorated house means a Halloween-enthusiast lives inside. Chances are they spend extra money on their treats, too.
  • Stuck in a crowd at the door? Be patient, and you might be rewarded with an extra piece of candy.

And here’s the one I take issue with:  Dads stay out longer than moms. In our house, I’m usually the last one to agree it’s time to give up and go home.

See the full gallery at Reader’s Digest. What are your favorite trick-or-treating tips?

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0 thoughts on “What Your Trick-or-Treaters Won't Tell You

  1. Lalalala says:

    “# A well-decorated house means a Halloween-enthusiast lives inside. Chances are they spend extra money on their treats, too.”

    Yup. I do a full display – including music, lighting and animated figures. We get the GOOD candy and have plenty of it. We usually give out things like glow bracelets, ghost whistles and other types of toys as well.
    ;)

    Other tips?

    Say “trick or treat” when you get to the door. I’m really surprised at the number of kids that don’t know that anymore.

    Telling a joke or singing a little song will get you extra treats.

    Remember to bring a camera to capture your little one’s rounds.

    Watch the walkways. If you’ve got a stroller, it might be best to skip houses with obstructions to the front door (pumpkins, etc) as the stroller might be difficult to steer around the spaces.

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