My husband and I both enjoy taking our daughter around the neighborhood to trick or treat. We live in a great community full of families and children that also love trick or treating on Halloween. Last year we joined all of our neighbors and left a big unattended candy bowl on our porch while we were out trick or treating. I used my daughter’s chalkboard easel to make a fun sign to set out next to the candy.
I remember growing up my brothers and I were always excited when neighbors gave more than just one piece of candy. I was sure the first group of children that discovered our unattended candy bowl would dump it all in their bags and run. I was pleasantly surprised when I came home to discover we still had leftover candy to hand out for the rest of the night.
Do you leave a bowl of unattended candy on your porch while you are out trick or treating on Halloween?
3 thoughts on “Unattended Candy Bowl on your Porch for Halloween”
That looks so great. Perfectly Halloween without being too scary.
Of course, I never trust the kids to take just one… so maybe something scary would be better. Hmm… 😉
This is super cute! The one time I left a HUGE bowl out unattended, it was completely gone in 20 minutes when I went back to check. Now I just leave a sign that says “we’re out trick-or-treating. Come back soon for treats.” Maybe with something as cute as what you did, kids would feel too guilty to take more than their share!
For years we left a bowl of candy with a sign and for years there was always left over candy when we returned. Until the one year they took everything including my favorite Tuperware bowl! No more bowl, no more candy!