Use these 6 tips to make the most of Halloween night and wake up the next morning with a happy tummy, and happy kids too!
- Have your children eat a balanced meal before Trick or Treating. If they haven’t already eaten dinner, they may be more inclined to have a few pieces too many.
- Even if it’s cold out, don’t drive from house to house. Make sure your children bundle up and are wearing comfortable shoes. All those extra steps can help burn off excessive calories from candy.
- Buy candy the night of Halloween. That way, you and your children are less likely to eat it beforehand.
- Be sure to keep your receipt so that if you have unopened bags leftover, you can return them to remove the temptation from the house.
- Remember that candy is full of preservatives and has a long shelf life. There’s no reason to finish it all right away. Store candy out of your children’s reach, and give them a piece now and then over the next few months.
- Plan a party that’s focused on fun activities, like pumpkin carving, scary stories, and face painting, instead of food. Keep the guests active with a Monster Mash dance marathon!