The patented Martha Quinn method of having your kids consume less sugar over Halloween? Introducing ... the Candy Fairy! The Candy Fairy works like the Tooth Fairy, he or she comes into your house in the middle of the night, takes something away leaving a gift in exchange. The Tooth Fairy takes away a tooth and leaves a little gift, the Candy Fairy takes away candy and leaves a little gift. I let my kids enjoy their haul Halloween night. The next day they’d select 10 or so pieces of candy to enjoy then the rest gets left for the Candy Fairy! The story is the Candy Fairy uses the sweets for everything in her world- roads, buildings, pillows, shoes... so you're helping the Candy Fairy by giving her the candy. Then moms and dads you can either find a place to donate the candy (Operation Gratitude, Soldier's Angels and Ronald McDonald House all appreciate donations) or bring it into your office, making you the Candy Fairy! Your kids will eat way less Halloween candy without feeling deprived, it’s fun for them to leave a note and get a gift back from the Candy Fairy, and the Candy Fairy can build a new library ~Martha Quinn
It's tough to handle Halloween when your kids have allergies. Here's a great list of popular candies that are free of the 8 major ingredients kids are allergic to which are; milk, eggs, peanuts, tree-nuts, shellfish, soy, wheat and fish.
Candies that are great include; Swedish Fish, Skittles, Lifesavers, Starburst, Sour Patch Kids or click below for more!
You can also get involved in the Teal Pumpkin Project...see video below!!