Hello everyone! Nature Nerd here. Halloween is TODAY! I am busy preparing to trick or treat. I have my costume, my trick-or-treat bag, but most of all, a strategy. A strategy is vital if you want to get the most candy. If you don’t have a strategy, then, you are in luck! Here are my top five tips on how to get the most candy on halloween:
Have a good costume! Having a good costume is important if you want to get lots of candy. Go for an original, homemade costume. According to U.S.A. Today, the most popular boys costume of 2019 is spiderman and the most googled is also spiderman. The most popular girls costume is Elsa from Frozen and Harley Quinn is the most googled. IT chapter two costumes and inflatable T-rex costumes are also popular (But people love inflatable T-rexes). Do something original like a bubblegum machine or some kind of food. You can make something to hide your legs and you can make fake legs, that way it looks like you are flying. You can be flying in a hover machine or maybe even a hot air balloon. BUT don’t be too original. You don’t want people to ask, “So, what are you supposed to be?” Characters you create yourself can be cool, but I recommend not doing that, because people want to see their favorite characters or something they can connect with. You can also go as twins such as peanut butter and jelly or salt and pepper. You can go as groups of more than two as well. People will love it! Older folks will also love old cartoons such as Popeye, the Addams Family, or Scooby Doo. Although, the most important tip on a costume is to have a costume. Almost one hundred percent of the time, you will not get any candy if you don’t have a costume. Even if those hats that say “this is my costume,” look like a good joke, it depends on who you go to and who will think it is funny enough to give candy to that person.
Keep the number of group members to a minimum! One of my pet peeves is slow walkers. If you want to invite ten people to trick or treat then you can, but you won’t get as much candy that way. Too many people means that people are most likely going to walk slowly which wastes a lot of time. Also, to many people means that it will take longer at each house. CNN claims that over 172 million Americans participate in Halloween every year. That is a lot of people and a lot of time to take up. I would suggest no more than four or five people. If you’re parents are coming with you they might walk slower or start to talk to other adults. If you come across a pipestem or another fork in the neighborhood road, then you can tell your parents to stay at the top of the pipestem while you go fast to all the houses and meet them at the top. Ta-da! More candy.
Don’t take too long at each house! Yes, I know. We can all be picky when it comes to candy. Although, taking more time at each house means that you will not cover more houses. Which in result, means you won’t get as much candy. If someone answers the door and says, “Pick what you would like?” Most people would take around a minute to pick out their candy. Just pick the first thing you see, then later you and your friends can trade your candy around to see who wants what. If you want to pick something you like, then give yourself around 5 seconds. Now listen, I am a huge animal-lover, if they have a dog or a cat don’t take the time to stop and pet it. You may pet it quick, but don’t start a conversation about what breed, where the owner got the pet, what the pet’s name is, etc.
Don’t take just one! I know some people will say that this is mean, but there is a solution. Don’t be too mean and take the whole bowl, unless it is past eight-thirty at night. That way most of the small children are going to bed, so you don’t have to worry about the house not having enough candy for everyone. Take around one or two handfuls. Maybe three if they have more than one bowl of candy out. My family always puts around four or five bowls outside so we don’t run out of candy for the trick-or-treaters. Get as much candy as you can, without being mean, because we need our stash to last until June.
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS…to use your own money to buy a huge bag of candy at a grocery store. Just Kidding! The most important thing is to have a set route. You don’t have to map out the whole neighborhood, but you can if you want to. Try your best to get to the houses with the king-sized bars as soon as possible, but don’t skip houses. If you think it will save time to skip an area and came back to it, then you are wrong. You are most likely not going to come back to that area, because you will probably forget about it or be too far away to come back. Don’t waste your time on houses that don’t have decorations or don’t have their indoor lights on, because most of the time they won’t have candy. Make sure you walk fast, but don’t run. If you run a lot then your feet will start to hurt and it will be harder to keep going. Make sure you have a big bag that can fit a lot of candy or you can have a smaller bag and leave a bigger bag with your parents if they are coming as well.
Those were my tips on how to get the most candy on Halloween. Here is a bonus tip: Have a good hiding spot for your candy. You don’t want your parents or other people to steal your candy that you worked hard to get. Make sure to measure your bag after you go trick-or-treating or count the pieces of candy you got. Tell me, what is the most amount of candy you have ever gotten? Write your answer in the comments. Also, tell me some of your Halloween stories and what you were for Halloween this year. I am interested to hear from you. Please leave a link to your blog in the comments as well, so I can repay the visit. Thanks for reading. I wish you a Happy Halloween. Go and get that candy, troops! Nerd out! 😛