When Do You Buy Candy?

Discussion in 'Halloween Countdown' started by SparkleNana, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. SparkleNana

    SparkleNana New Member

    I try to buy candy throughout September and October. We have had hundreds of trick or treaters many years. The big problem is finding places to hide it. My husband has radar that alerts him to chocolate. And chocolate is poison to pets -- so it has to be in places where adorable dogs cannot find it.
  2. Noelsmommy

    Noelsmommy Santa's Elves

    Thats great..lol I buy it like the day before because i will eat (and have) the whole bag myself. I cannot buy it early! We get very few trick or treaters in our neighborhood, so there is no need to plan as I do for other holidays.

    good luck hiding it from the adorable dogs!! lol

    Kelly :jack:
  3. liltattoo

    liltattoo New Member

    I'm all done buying mine already. I cut what I bought by 3/4 and only bought 4 bags of candy. That's because I'm handing out bags this year and there's only so much room in there. DD is helping me make the bags and decorate them. Once they're glued we'll put the candy in and a little Halloween toy. Then we are done! Yippee!
  4. thechristmasnut

    thechristmasnut New Member

    I use to buy candy early Oct. although This will be the first year in a long time that we have passed out candy because we use to live in the country with no neighbors. We just recently moved back to the city so we'll have a chance to pass out candy this year so Im excited.

    Last year when we took our kids out we went to a house that had a Lady in a Bunny Costume and she was passing out EASTER CANDY!!! I just stood there with my mouth hanging open... Trying not to laugh.
  5. SparkleNana

    SparkleNana New Member

    One year, we went to a hose where a lady was handing out dog biscuits! I am not kidding. She explained to us that she wanted to make sure the dogs got treats for Halloween too. I hope she didn't get tired of telling kids that they were for dogs, not children.
  6. Cathymac

    Cathymac Administrator

    I'm all for treating dogs, but that's a little extreme! Halloween is for kids, not dogs!

    I am another one that can't buy candy early...I could hide it from the kids, but I always know where it is! LOL!

    I buy it just before Halloween and I buy things I don't care for.
  7. aggy

    aggy Santa's Elves

    :rotflol: I bet that was an unexpected site to see.
  8. Noelsmommy

    Noelsmommy Santa's Elves

    LOL how clever that is. She has a great sense of humor I can tell!

    Kelly :boo:
  9. Little Elf

    Little Elf New Member

    We don't have many come to our place so I don't really have to worry about buying them early or late.
  10. HouseElf

    HouseElf Well-Known Member

    The day before for me! Too much temptation for my DH (who shouldn't eat a bag of chocolate) and my middle son who is diabetic.
  11. GeeWibble

    GeeWibble Member

    We live in a small town and also get hundreds of children so I start buying a couple of bags a week in Sept. (I also turn off the lights when my 200 pieces are gone). My problem was I hated running out of candy just when the little children I knew would come to the door. My solution was to make special bags for those children with their names on it and a few with no names (incase they came with a friend). Halloween has gone much better.
  12. HouseElf

    HouseElf Well-Known Member

    I second that Cathymac ! Great idea!
  13. Lets see, yesterday I bought two bags of the Brachs Autumn Mix. You know the kind with the candy corn and the chocolate candy corn and the little orange pumpkins? Yeah, well now I only have one bag! Yep, I can't believe I ate the whole thing!

    We don't have trick or treaters (too far into the country) but I make goodie bags for the girls in the office and for my son and a couple of his friends, I don't buy it until about the day before because of the reason stated above!
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  14. Twinkle

    Twinkle New Member

    We talked about this the other day, we get about 200 kiddos so we want to start picking up bags now. My husband wants to give out airheads this year.

    ChristmasCheerleader- I want to make the candy corn/peanut mix for us but that is exactly why I want to wait :slap: It would be eaten quickly!!
  15. VeronicaM

    VeronicaM New Member

    I don't usually buy much candy--we live so far out in the boonies that we never have trick or treaters and we usually take DD to the church with my nephew to play at the carnival and trick or treat there. But I'm sure I'll use some of my extra care bucks at CVS for us to enjoy during the Halloween season
  16. Cinnamonstix

    Cinnamonstix New Member

    I buy as soon as the first week of October hits, seems to be the time the canned pop goes on sale.
  17. wantabe

    wantabe New Member

    I start buying candy the first week of October, when I start decorating for Halloween.
  18. aggy

    aggy Santa's Elves

    While out at the stores yesterday I saw tons of candy. I picked up my ingredients for my fall mix (peanuts, m&m's and candy corn) but I put them back, because they would probably be gone by this morning. :rotflol:
  19. rachelw713

    rachelw713 New Member

    I tend to start buying my candy around now...in fact, I will probably pick up a bag or two today. I like to give out two kinds-suckers and chocolate. I can't buy the chocolate until close to Halloween, or DD and I will eat the whole thing in a few days!
  20. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    We do not get any trick or treaters---live in the country. My sister does bring her 3 over.

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