M&M Candy Corn Treat Bags
Today is my son’s classroom Halloween party. It’s actually a Fall party because Halloween parties were banned in the 80s or something like that. I am a child of the 80s and I turned out alright growing up celebrating Halloween. Let’s be clear here- children don’t care what you call it. They aren’t *celebrating* anything. They could probably even do without the costumes. Call it a Fall party. Call it a Fall Festival. Call it a Friday party- just please don’t take away the candy. My youngest son actually hates dressing up. I’m already prepping him for this weekend by telling him that Grandma won’t give him candy if he doesn’t wear his Yoda hat. That’s a pretty good message to send, right?
Kids these days don’t even know how good they have it. When I was little you only got to go trick-or-treating on October 31st from 6:00-8:00pm. Snowing? Too bad. Raining? Even worse, but suck it up. Sick? Try not to let your mom know until you are at least 20 minutes into the venture because even if she makes you turn around and go home you can still hit up all of the houses on the other side of the street. You got ONE chance at free candy.
Enter 2012. My kids went trick-or-treating at church last week. There is trick-or-treating at the elementary school tonight. The mall has trick-or-treating. We’re off to Grandma’s neighborhood this weekend for trick-or-treating. And all of this before we even get a chance to trick-or-treat in our own neighborhood next week! It’s insane [-ly awesome!]. If you are a kid living in America in 2012 you can’t even walk out of the house in October without people throwing candy at you. Even my toddler was given candy the other day and he knew it had peanuts in it and said, “Noooooooooooooooooo! Peanuts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” I think that was pretty much his way of swearing. The injustice! Thankfully my purse also doubles as a Wal-Mart Super Center and he swapped out the offending candy for a pack of Smarties.
These treat bags are impossibly easy. You’re going to get some candy corn M&Ms and layer them into frosting decorating bags. You could use any plastic baggie of course but I liked the shape of the frosting bags. So make these treat bags and throw them at children leaving their houses. But do it before October 31st because if you try to give free candy out in November that’s just weird.