Here's how to be a Halloween superhero!
Here are 5 tips to make the kids grin when you open the door on Halloween:
1. Praise the costumes.
Seriously. These little (and not so little sometimes) artists in the making want to hear how cool or creepy their costume looks. Sure, they're there for the candy. (We'll get to that.) But they are just like you when you wear a new outfit to work... they want to be NOTICED. So notice. You might be surprised how much this means to kids of all ages.
2. Stick to candy or cool stuff.
To a kid, Halloween is like Christmas with costumes. So if you have a real need to not contribute to the tooth decay of the neighborhood kids, hand out something that's cool. So if it's not candy, (and that's ok)... spend a little more and make it cool.
3. Name brand candy only please.
This one night a year, throw caution to the wind and buy the best stuff for the kiddos. Sure it will set you back a few bucks. But the smiles will be worth it.
4. Be generous in ounces.
Make it many little bars or one BIG bar. For just one night a year it's ok to buy smiles with lotsa candy. Pretend it's their only treat that night. Splurge on the kiddos.
5. Be a "full-service" stop on their trip.
Are you thinking of putting the bowl of candy out on the porch with a sign? Maybe a sign that says "Just take one." Uhm... nope. Don't do it. That sign will get ignored quicker than a "Don't walk on the grass" sign. Picture a cute little "Elsa," all of four years old, walking up to your empty candy bowl that the previous kids just cleaned out 10 minutes earlier. So be a hero... meet them at the door. The smiles you get will be worth it!
Trick or Treat Rate Surprise?
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