So truth be told, I love Halloween. I love creating fun costumes for my boys, attending Bettijo’s All Hallow’s Eve dinner party, decorating our home to look spooky… there’s so much to love. But I do NOT like all the candy associated with it. (Yes, we are one of “those” healthy families.) In fact, this year alone we were invited to THREE pre-Halloween “Trunk or Treat” parties. Had we attended all of them, we would have had an exuberant amount of candy BEFORE trick-or-treating our own neighborhood!!
A few years ago our family friends introduced my family to the Switch Witch concept, and since then the Switch Witch has stopped by every year! Here’s how it works: On Halloween night after trick-or-treating my boys carefully count their candy and place it back into their pumpkin bags. Before they go to bed they write a note telling the Switch Witch how many pieces of candy they collected, and then they leave the note with their pumpkins in our entry way for the friendly witch to switch their candy into something FUN! Some years it’s Pokemon cards, and other years it’s been small Lego sets. Who knows what the Switch Witch will come up with this year?
To simplify the process I made a printable note for the Switch Witch. After a long day of fun, your little ones simply count how much candy they collected, fill in the note, sign their name, and go to bed dreaming about what FUN the Switch Witch will make of the candy.