Sunday, 4 October 2015

Give Out The Best Trick-Or-Treat Bags This Halloween!

The countdown to Halloween Night has officially begun, meaning there are only a few weeks to buy candy and other goodies for the this year's trick-or-treaters.

Depending on the weather, there are between 120 to 145 trick-or-treaters that show up at my doorstep on Halloween Night. Instead of giving out a few pieces a candy to each kid, each and every year, I put together a little treat bags full of a variety of candies.

In the past, I bought a package of 40 paper treat bags around a $1, but it seems the bags have been discontinued as I can no longer find them anywhere. The only bags that I can find in the stores are in packages of 10 to 20 and costs between $2 to $4 per package. I don't care for the bags as they are way too tall and require twist ties.

Luckily for me, Oriental Trading has a big selection of goody bags to choose from, including the Mini Jack-O'-Lantern Drawstring Goody Bags. The 4-inch tall plastic bags retail for $11.99 per unit (144 bags), but is currently on sale for $7.78. The bags feature a printed Jack-O'-Lantern in the front, while the rest of the bag is see-through.

Now, you can't just give away an empty goody bag on Halloween Night or your house will be egged, so naturally I'm going to put several different sweets in it. I'm sure many of you have already seen gobs of Halloween candy in the stores. I don't just buy any candy as I want to make sure it has the right amount pieces (100 & up), so I'll have plenty to go into each treat bag.

Oriental Trading carries many bulk assortments of name brand candy. And I mean huge bags (1,000 pieces)! For this year, I was looking for something new that would standout to the trick-or-treaters and I found to different ones - Zombie PartyButtermints ($6.50 per unit/108 pieces) and Eyeball Sweet Creams ($6.50 per unit/108 pieces).

The Zombie Party Buttermints are your typical dinner mint, but they have a zombie themed packages that trick-or-treaters will freak over. The Eyeballs Sweet Creams are similar to a mint, but it has strawberry and orange cream flavors that taste really good. The packaging for the creams have a creepy eyeball on each one.

Lastly, I'm on going to put in a little toy in the treat bags this year. It will be the Halloween Spin Tops, which retails for $6.75, but is on sale for $4.38. There are 144 spin tops per unit, so there will be plenty to give away. The body of the spin tops are made out of plastic and the tops are made out of heavy paper that has printed images of either a Jack-O-Lantern, a witch, a ghost, Frankenstein's monster, a smiley face with fangs or a black cat. (Note: spin tops can be a choking hazard for younger kids.)

Both the Eyeballs Sweet Creams and the Zombie Party Buttermints taste heavenly. Plus, the packaging on them should standout in the treat bags on Halloween Night. While the are somewhat cheaply made, I do like the Halloween Spin Tops as they remind me of the ones I got at the Halloween parties during my elementary years. With a little practice, these tops do spin well! Despite the small size of the Mini Jack-O'-Lantern Drawstring Goody Bags, you can get several small pieces of candy, stickers and/or toys (like spin tops) in each one. Overall, I like all the these Halloween goodies!

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary samples in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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