Who among us doesn't enjoy getting a special package in the mail? Especially full of treats just for YOU! Kids are no different.
I often send my grandkids Halloween treats--either in the mail or hand delivered to their doorstep as a surprise. I patterned it after "You've Been Booed," a Halloween tradition that plays out in neighborhoods across America. Perhaps you've been booed or have booed a friend or neighbor. It goes like this--someone puts a package/bag at your door with a couple of Halloween-themed treats. You keep the treats and send the bag on with two more treats for your neighbor or co-worker. I thought it was such a great concept, that I do it with my grands. Only it ends with them--they don't have to boo anyone else.
I call mine a "SCARE" package. I try to deliver to their back door when they're gone to school. This year I'm mailing a "scare" package to my grandson in another city. They get so much candy that I often don't include candy in my package--just other fun treats. Here's a list of suggestions:
I just think it's a great way to participate in your grandchildren's Halloween goings-on. Even though three of my grandchildren live in town, it's difficult to come to my house for treats. They are eager to join their friends for all the Halloween fun in their neighborhoods. So I came up with the concept of delivering a SCARE package to them! And certainly for my grandson in another city. I even try to deliver it early so they are able to wear the Halloween tees to school before the actual holiday.
This blog is about the joys of grandparenting through the SEASONS. I would love to hear from you about what you have done with your kids for this holiday. Please share.
A friend sent me this website that has a GREAT list of Halloween treats that doesn't include candy. It's really good:
One more note:
Don't be telling me that your grands are older--too old for a SCARE package! You're never too old for a care package. If they're in college, you'll be a rock star if you send them some homemade treats! They are on their own and in an apartment? Same deal--they would love to get a treat from you--perhaps some pumpkin bread. I've even sent my sister an autumn treat bag. She loved it and ended up sending me a holiday treat bag at Christmas to reciprocate. No, one is never too old to get a care package.
Watch for next week's blog. I have another guest writer and she's doing a blog about her sensory table. It's fabulous and a wonderful activity with your grands for the fall.
Happy Halloween to you and yours. Stay safe!
Retired school teacher and now full time grandmother sharing ideas and looking for new ones about grandparenting!