There are those of us that live in secluded areas and rarely get more than 10 trick or treaters each Halloween. That gives you a little bit more room to bump up the quality of the treats you hand out. Instead of handing out cheap candy that costs $5 for a 10 pound bag, you can give out some pretty awesome treats. Here are just a few ideas to get you started.
Giant Candy Bars
Giant candy bars cost around $1.50 a piece, but when you only have a handful of trick or treaters each Halloween, the cost seems insignificant. There are a number of flavors and brands to choose from. But, sticking with the classic Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar is a safe bet for most children. You can even have fun with this idea by printing out candy bar wrappers and jazzing up the look of the candy bar.
This is a treat that can get really expensive if you have a lot of trick or treaters, but it’s extremely affordable for rural areas. For this treat, you’ll need Halloween treat bags, assorted candies (miniature candy bars, snack size candies, etc), Halloween stickers and small toys. Creating 10 goody bags will cost around $20. You can save money by shopping with companies like The Oriental Trading Company, which carries a wide variety of Halloween treats and toys.
When you don’t know what type of candy to get, know children that have allergies or simply forgot about Halloween, money is the perfect solution. Now, you don’t have to give out $5 bills, but $1 or $2 is more than affordable when there won’t be a lot of trick or treaters. Plus, every kid loves money. If you want to make the presentation more interesting, you can attach the money to a small toy, pencil or some other inexpensive Halloween related item.
The best thing about these treats is that you aren’t left with a big bowl of candy and feeling disappointed that only a few trick or treaters showed up. Instead, you’ll have a great time putting together these treats and seeing the happy faces of the children that do visit your home this Halloween.