It’s that spine-chilling time of year again when ghouls and ghosts roam the streets and children don their most fearsome (or adorable!) costumes for the age-old tradition of ‘trick or treating’. While this age-old pastime is filled with fun and candy galore, it’s also important to have a plan in place. From the most popular sweets to safety tips, we’re here to make sure this Halloween is spook-tacular!
1. Ready Your Halloween Party Bags Early
No last-minute scramble this year! Duncan’s Sweet Shop offers pre-made Halloween Party Bags, meticulously packed with the latest and most delightful Halloween-themed sweets from top brands like Haribo, Vidal, Cadbury, and Swizzels. These bags are an excellent choice for those wanting to offer treats without the fuss of putting them together.
2. Diversify Your Candy Offering
Variety is the spice of life, especially during Halloween. From sour sweets, gummy spiders to traditional toffees, having a diverse selection is essential. Brands like Haribo offer themed gummies, while Swizzels brings fun-sized packs of their iconic Parma Violets and Love Hearts. Don’t forget to explore the full spectrum of Halloween delights on Duncan’s dedicated Halloween Sweets page.
3. Embrace the Spirit with Traditional Pick N Mix
For a truly nostalgic Halloween experience, opt for Halloween Pick N Mix. Think back to your childhood and the joy of entering a candy store with jars upon jars of sugary delights. Duncan’s offers everything from sweet jars, tubs, lollipops, chocolate bars, to truffles. It’s a trip down memory lane, with a spooky twist!
4. Safety First
While collecting candy and treats is fun, safety should always be the priority. Ensure children are always supervised, wear reflective clothing or accessories, and inspect all candies before consuming. Homemade goodies, though given with the best intentions, should be checked thoroughly.
5. Consider Allergies
It’s important to remember that some children might have allergies. Keep some nut-free or gluten-free options on hand. Many brands offer allergen-free candies, so it’s worth taking a quick glance at the ingredients list.
6. Make It a Social Event
Why not team up with other families in the neighbourhood and go trick or treating together? It’s a great way for children to bond and parents to catch up.
7. Dress for the Weather
As the UK weather can be unpredictable, ensure that costumes are comfortable, weather-appropriate, and safe for walking.
8. Respect House Rules
If a house is dark or has no decorations, it might be best to skip it. Some might not be participating or could have run out of candy.
9. Think Outside the Candy Box
Sweets are fantastic, but sometimes, offering alternatives can be a hit. Think Halloween stickers, pencils, or other fun, themed items.
10. Have Fun!
Lastly, Halloween is all about fun! So, whether you’re trick or treating, or staying in and indulging in Duncan’s sweet treats, remember to enjoy the moment.