Halloween Candy and Decorating Tips

Halloween is just 11 days away! As you plan your trick-or-treating candy and decorations, keep these tips in mind to ensure your Halloween is as spooktacular as possible!

Stock Up on Candy Early

There’s nothing worse than running out of candy on Halloween. To avoid this pitfall, stock up on candy early! And don’t worry about overdoing it, as there are plenty of organizations that accept leftover candy, such as Operation Gratitude.

Think of Allergies

To be more inclusive with your candy offerings, pay attention to the type of treats you buy and avoid candy with ingredients like nuts that are linked to common allergies. Go one step further and place a teal pumpkin at your door, which signals that, in addition to candy, you offer non-food treats that are safe for all trick-or-treaters.

Buy Some for Yourself

Don’t leave yourself out of the Halloween celebration! Even if you don’t expect trick-or-treaters, partaking in some tasty treats is well within your rights. If you do expect them, buying some candy that’s meant just for you will prevent you from eating what you got for the kids, which means you’ll have plenty to go around!

Stick to One Color Scheme

Make sure you’re theming your decorations with a single color scheme. Either go for the traditional orange and black, or throw in some purple and white, but don’t go overboard with every color available. The more uniform your colors, the more seamless your decorations will appear.

Accumulate Decorations as You Come Across Them

Rather than buying all of your decorations at once, focus on one area of your home at a time. Starting with your porch and front door is best, as that’s where the trick-or-treaters will be stopping to collect their treats.

Less Is More

If you feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of Halloween decor available, stick to a “less is more” mentality and stick to a single theme. Whether it’s a haunted house, a harvest haven, or a murder mystery, make sure you’re keeping that theme throughout. Avoid mixing and matching, as it can come across as cluttered.

Increase Pumpkin Longevity

Pumpkins are holiday staples, but they don’t always last very long. Some people swear by a pumpkin bleach bath, suggesting it increases their longevity and preserves them so they’re ripe for Halloween and beyond!

It’s scary how great these tips are when it comes to decorating and preparing for this year’s trick-or-treaters! Your Halloween is bound to be frightfully amazing!

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