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Making Halloween Fun for All

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You guys,

If have you have never taken your kids or someone else’s kids “booing” it’s the BEST!

We had never even heard of this phenomenon until a few years ago. People would come to our door, ring the door bell and take off. When we got to the door there would be no one there, but a sack of goodies would be on the porch. I wanted to catch all those little boo people so bad, but never could. My kids loved the excitement of getting “booed” so this year we decided to do it ourselves. It was a blast. I think Grant and I may have had as much fun as the kids, plotting our “not so great” get away in the car.

Here’s how to do it:

✅Grab some candy, a bag, some little fun toys! Make a list of people, throw your black hoodie on, make a detailed getaway plan, and head to their door. Ring doorbell, drop off their candy and run like the dickens.

✅Make sure it’s not too late! And don’t wake sleeping babies.

✅We asked the kids to also include some kiddos who may have had a hard week, or having a hard time at school this year, or maybe someone they knew who would find joy in something as simple as a treat bag and some kids thinking about them!

Get your kids thinking of others even during Halloween.

Ask them simple questions:

Who at school would really feel special with a treat bag?

Is there anyone at school who is feeling lonely?

Who do you know that needs a pick-me-up?

You can get your kids thinking about others, even if it as simple as dropping off a bag of goodies on someone’s porch and fleeing the scene, stealthy like.

If you boo your friends tag us @bestrongstory we would love to see.

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Making Halloween fun and safe for everyone.

This year we asked our community how we could make Halloween fun and special for those with allergies. It’s such a bummer for kiddos to trick or treat, house after house, and not be able to enjoy any of the treats. We asked our community how we could make it special and here is what parents with kiddos with allergies came up with:

(PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CHECK LABELS, many are not just gluten intolerant, we are just mamas and daddy's giving advice on what works for our kids, but not medical professionals, so please make sure you check and ask those cute witches and goblins parents.)

*VAMPIRE TEETH

*TATTOOS, CLOWN NOSES, BUBBLES

*ENJOY LIFE COOKIES INDIVIDUALLY PACKAGED (NUT, DAIRY, SOY FREE)

*GLUTEN FREE PRETZELS

* BUBBLES, PENCILS, SNAP BRACELETS

*DUM DUMS, BLOW POPS

*FRUIT SNACKS THAT ARE NATURALLY SWEETENED

*GLOW IN THE DARK BRACELETS


The Teal Pumpkin Project is a great resource! CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF MORE IDEAS.

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