This year we went costume shopping a bit early, just to get ideas and figure out what everyone wanted to be. Jacob had decided that he wanted to be Frankenstein, but then he saw the fro wig. Then and there, he and Daddy came up with the idea of Frankenfro. And, of course, Jaden decided to be Thor, mainly because of the big hammer that goes along with being Thor. Rules were set in motion, from the beginning, that he could not hit any other person with that hammer (namely his brother).We did things a little differently in the candy department this year, as well. Yes, we still handed out candy, but we also handed out packets of The Trash Pack. The Trash Pack is a collection of grungy, nasty, squirmy trash characters straight from the garbage can. You’ll find characters like Mucky Maggot, Rankenstein, Smelly Sock, etc. there are more than 100 different Trashies to collect, and the little guys also function as pencil toppers. Not only that, but with enough Trashies, kids can also use them to play certain games.
The Trash Pack are geared toward ages 5 and up….even so, my youngest has still enjoyed playing with his Trashies, under careful supervision, of course. Trashies come with little trash cans for storage, and if you’re not careful, they could become quite addictive to collect. There is a whole line of Trash Pack collectibles/toys, including a garbage truck. You can find them at Toys”R”Us and Babies”R”Us. They’d definitely make the perfect stocking stuffers this Christmas.
We, however, handed out Trash Packs to trick-or-treaters last night. We don’t get a ton of trick-or-treaters, but last night we got more than we’ve ever had. I was pretty generous in my helpings of candy, but I also was trying to make sure that each kid got a Trash Pack. Some of the comments I received….
“Wow, that’s a lot! Thank you a lot!”…..”Wow, you guys really know how to live!”It was cracking me up. They were so excited to see not only an assortment of candy but special Trash Pack treats that’ll last longer than a simple candy bar. I had a blast handing them out. I still have a few left over, so I’m considering giving them to my cousin who happens to be a schoolteacher.
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So, how was your Halloween? Did you have a lot of trick-or-treaters at your door, or did you have a spooktacular Halloween party?