Forget the ghosts and goblins. It's the candy bars and packaged sweets that cause the most fright in our house.
Our rules for trick-or-treating are:
No eating anything until it is checked at home.
Let the giver drop the candy into the trick-or-treat bag to avoid direct contact with the candy.
I have special treats on hand to substitute unsafe candy with safe items. Most of these special items need to be ordered. With only 24 days until Halloween, the time to order is now. Check out:
Enjoy Life's boom CHOCO boom bars
Peanut Free Planet
Vermont Nut Free Chocolates
All the unsafe candy goes to a local homeless shelter, lest it wind up on my hips!