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What to do with extra Halloween Candy!

What to do with all that Halloween candy?

Once your children are done trick-or-treating then what?

What to do with all that candy?

You may be left with pails, or even pillowcases, full of candy! Instead of letting the Halloween extra candy eventually be consumed by your children, or even sneak a few pieces for yourself.

We’ve listed a few ways to put it to good use:

  1. Donate it to a local children hospital or shelter
  2. Give it to Operation Gratitude or Operation Shoebox which will send it to our troops overseas
  3. Donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Ronald McDonald House Charities
  4. Buy-back.  Some local dentists buy back candy from children for a prize
  5. Bake with it!  Save it and use it for the recipe below during the month of November during Thanksgiving.
  6. Decorate gingerbread houses in December
  7. Give it to Military or First Responders
  8. Freeze it and save it for later
  9. Add it to gifts
  10. Bring it to the office

All are very good ideas to do with your Halloween extra candy.

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About the Author: Yvonne Wonder

As the founder and managing director of Destination Sitters, LLC, a national hotel and event babysitting service, and the mother of two children, I strongly believe that family comes first. I personally needed babysitting when I moved to San Diego 14 years ago. Like most parents, I assumed there were standards for temporary babysitting; in reality, there are no state standards or licensing requirements for temporary babysitting. The idea for Destination Sitters was born! I wanted to Give Parents Peace of Mind® when traveling with their children, so I created strict screening requirements for the sitters we refer. There is nothing like the peace of mind that comes from getting great professional help to care for your children, especially when traveling away from home. I and my partners, along with our office staff, have that one goal in mind with everything we do. Through the years of working with children, I have been inspired to write three books, and this blog for parents’ and children’s wellbeing. I believe the best way to teach a child is leading by example, with love, honesty, integrity, compassion, perseverance, and personal responsibility. Learning these values and teaching children that all women and men are equal will encourage them to dream big to be anything they want to be! An entrepreneur for over 35 years, I previously spent years running a construction and design company with two offices in California and built million-dollar estates and remodeled existing ones. For three and half years, I was one of the primary designers on HGTV’s Curb Appeal. I have also been published in books, magazines and newspapers, and have been a featured designer in multiple showcase houses.

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