Happy Halloween, Calgary! Tonight is the night that your doorbell will be ringing and you’ll hear the voices of children all over the neighborhood saying, “trick-or-treat!” in their Captain America and Elsa costumes!
Halloween has got to be the most anticipated event of the year (next to Christmas, obviously) for children. It is a time for dressing up as their favourite character, person, or thing, eating as much candy as they possible can, and having fun staying up past their bedtimes! Halloween is truly what dreams are made of.
While Halloween itself is only a one-night affair, there is aftermath that parents have to deal with. We thought that on this beautiful Halloween night, we would give you some pointers!
1). Check your Children’s Candy! Even if it is in a package, candy can be easily compromised. Check all your kids candy for holes in the bags, dirt, or just generally anything that looks sketchy. If there is anything in a bag other than a prepackaged one, throw it away immediately. We know it can be tedious, but it is well worth it. (Bonus: take some candy as payment for being so thoughtful!)
2). If your child already has tons of costumes and will likely never touch the one they wore this Halloween, consider donating it to someplace like Value Village! They will be able to sell it at a very low cost to someone who can’t afford to buy a brand-new costime. In fact, go through all of your kids old costumes and add them to the pile!!
3). If your child has audacious amounts of candy, consider donating some to your local Mustard Seed or Samaritans Purse! Both options will give the candy to people who can’t afford any, or just need a little pick-me-up! In the same vein, consider putting little candy packages together for teachers, volunteers, etc. who have poured into your child’s life! It is a great way to say thank you.
4). Rather than throwing away your pumpkin’s and leaves, compost them! You can do this yourself, or the city will compost it for you! Check out the two pictures below for details on how you can do that. It is a great way to get everything off your hands, and help the environment!
We hope that you have a safe and fun Halloween, and that you have found these tips helpful! From your Calgary, Bowness, & Montgomery Realtor, Ken Richter!
Your Real Estate Professional,