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Candy Fun: Get Your Halloween Game On!

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The House That Gave Sucky Treats

The next best thing to trick or treating on Halloween is handing the candy out, am I right? That way you accidentally have extras afterwards that you can only get rid of by eating all yourself!

Now you can dish out Halloween candy all year round. The creative geniuses at Homestarrunner.com took this idea and made a really clever game out of if: “The House That Gave Sucky Treats.” It’s very addicting to play since it’s fun to see how the characters react to what treat you give them. The only problem I have with this game is that I love a lot of the treats they are poking fun at! Many are classic/retro candies that I’d rather get than Twizzlers or another Snickers. You know, for variety’s sake.

Which leads me to an excellent question for all you readers: What are you all handing out to your trick or treaters this year?

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11 Responses to “Candy Fun: Get Your Halloween Game On!”

  1. 1
    Sarah says:

    Sera, this cracked me up! I remember trick-or-treating as a kind, and getting bummed out when you hit up a house that gave you a sucky treat! LOL

    We live in a pretty secluded area, so we don’t give out any candy. A few years ago, though, when we lived elsewhere, we gave out kit kats, reeses peanut butter cups, and m&m’s. We made sure that it was candy that we would eat in case we couldn’t get rid of it all! LOL ;)

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    Sarah says:

    Sera, this cracked me up! I remember trick-or-treating as a kid, and getting bummed out when you hit up a house that gave you a sucky treat! LOL

    We live in a pretty secluded area, so we don’t give out any candy. A few years ago, though, when we lived elsewhere, we gave out kit kats, reeses peanut butter cups, and m&m’s. We made sure that it was candy that we would eat in case we couldn’t get rid of it all! LOL ;)

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    ajewel says:

    OMG, I LOVE Homestarrunner! StrongBad’s emails are hilarious!

    I got a giant bag of chocolate mix and a giant bag of Wonka Mix… I just hope 350 pieces of candy are enough to let me steal out my favorites… ;-)

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    Alyssa says:

    Okay, here’s a situation with which some of you can maybe help me out. I am having a hard time this year because, as much as I love candy (I really, really do!), I am averse to the idea of putting even MORE garbage into kids’ bodies. I mean, I know Halloween is supposed to be a free pass for kids, right? But the way nutrition is going these days…it’s like everyday is turning into Halloween. So my partner suggested we give out little individual Play-Dohs to the kids who come by. My gut reaction was, “WHAT? The kids would be so disappointed! We’d be like the house that gives out PENNIES!” But it is a good alternative to dealing high fructose corn syrup when you think about it. What do you all think (especially those of you who have kids). Would Play-Doh be a hit?

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    phillygirl788 says:

    Alyssa ^__^ As much as I loved getting candy for Halloween, I also enjoyed getting random toys too! I remember getting stuff like spider rings, a yoyo and puzzles before. It’s fun to get things that stay around a lot longer then candy :P I think the play-doh idea is great! If I was trick or treating age I would so want to visit your house ^___^

    The only thing I really remember getting for Halloween that I didn’t like, was coupons of some sort for McDonalds food. I have nothing against McDonalds (when they had the teenie beanie babies I ate happy meals for a few weeks :P), just wasn’t somewhere I ate at much.

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    Sarah says:

    I think that Play-Doh would be cool! I remember trick-or-treating and getting those little mini boxes of raisins! I always enjoyed those, too! What about small bags of healthy trail mix…you know the ones that also include little M&M’s or Reeses pieces? That way, the kids can get both candy and healthy stuff all in one! :) Good luck, and let us know what you all decided on! :)

  7. 7
    Alyssa says:

    Thanks for the input phillygirl and Sarah! We might just go ahead with the Play-Doh after all!

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    amypaige says:

    We live at the top of a hill and haven’t had a trick-or-treater in the 8 years that we’ve lived here. Isn’t that sad? I guess the kids are all tired out by the time they start nearing our house–so they turn around. BUT…I have candy just in case this is the year. I have full size packs of Starburst ready to go. No way do I want to be remembered for being the house that gave out sucky candy. Remember the house where you got raisins? Or a toothbrush??? The best were always the full size candy bars.

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    phillygirl788 says:

    Amypaige ^_^ Toothbrush? The ones that the head spins and stuff? I wonder if we could take the toothbrush head off and put in a lolly pop… would the lolly pop spin?

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    amypaige says:

    they were like toothbrushes from the dentist. awful. what a treat! they were not that cool that the heads spun. i even remember other kids warning us as we approached the house…”they’re giving out toothbrushes. skip that house!” :)

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    Julie Nicolay says:

    When I lived in CT a few years back, I had a small house near the beach in a very family-oriented neighborhood, with families that had lived there for generations and lemme tell you, Halloween was a BIG deal. The parents went out dressed up with the kids and stood in the street, chatting and sharing beverages, while the kids came to the houses. It was basically a big street party and FUN! My house was popular because I decorated big time and carved about 25 pumpkins and they were all different (no patterns for me and ONLY a sharp knife…a purist, what can I say?). I also handed out some of the “good” candy while dressed to the hilt for the holiday.

    So this one year, my second year there, I was handing out candy (good stuff) from a bowl surrounded by dry ice, dressed as a very funky witch, when this one boy, about 12, decided to grab for more candy. Mmmm, no. I always handed it out and dropped it in everyone’s bag, making sure I had enough for everyone. He was such a snot and then made some nasty comments about my candy being sucky this year (sucky wasn’t the word he used, but it did begin with “s”), that I decided he needed a very special treat, indeed, for being such a joy.

    I told him, “Hey, hang on. I’ve got a really special treat just for you!” and left the doorway. His folks had already yelled at him for being rude and he was laughing, when I returned with his special treat: a can of garbanzo beans. I told him, quite loudly, “Well, since you don’t like my candy, here’s something special just for you…garbanzo beans…and hey, they’re good for you, too!” All the kids laughed and I admit I had fun dropping it quite heavily into his bag. Little sucky boy.

    I did stay up later that night to make sure he didn’t come back with some eggs or to smash my pumpkins! The following year, I can’t tell you how many kids asked me for a can of beans, LOL!

    P.S. Go with the Play-Doh, it would’ve been great to get when I was a kid instead of those sucky dried out popcorn balls! Ugh.

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