Our Halloween Plan: Dinner Time Before CANDY Time #Treats4All
When Halloween falls on a school day, as it does this year, it can be a challenge to get the kids to sit down for dinner before heading out for candy. “We’ll just eat candy for dinner!” they say. “Not on my watch,” I respond. “It’s dinner time BEFORE candy time!” I remind them. I can usually get them to sit still for a few minutes to have a quick dinner. I remind them that this meal will help them maintain their energy to get through our entire neighborhood. It requires a lot of walking.
My son came with me to Walmart to select this year’s Halloween dinner. He chose Meatballs and Mozzarella Hot Pockets. Walmart has a great value pack of 12. This comes in handy for the after trick-or-treating munchies as well. Even if it’s just my husband and I with those munchies while the kids chow down on their candy.
This is a fun time for us to map out our trick-or-treating route through our neighborhood. There is one street in particular that tends to give out full size candy. The kids like to strategize about the best time to hit this block on our route. We often spend this time waiting for my husband to come home to join the festivities as well.
My little Harry Potter and Sleeping Beauty can’t wait to get going. I tell them to spend at least a few minutes letting their stomachs settle before we run out the door. “Don’t forget to double check our Trick-or-Treat Checklist Mom,” reminds my son. Here is ours:
What do you make at your house for dinner time before candy time?
Check out the fun ideas on the Nestle Flavorful Moments site. Find other ideas by using the #Treats4All and #CollectiveBias hashtags.