Adventures of Darth Daddy

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Please don't eat the Play-Do

I mentioned in passing something that warrents more Blog-time. A while back, when I myself was trick-or-treating, a lady had made address labels, and stuck them to the miniature candy bars that she was giving out. That way, should there be a problem, she could be contacted. (OF course, anyone can make false labels for poinsoned candy - it's not foolproof, but seemed like a grand idea). When we bought of home, I decided to do the same. But didnt have stickers, but had bunches of business card for my Kids Party Entertainment company. So, for the last 5 years, we've handed out sealed sandwich bags containing a hard cany, a chocolate candy, a trinket and a business card. Never got any business off the cards, but people can always link the bag back to me, and hopefully have more confidence that the candy is safe.

We were at Costco last month, and saw a huge bag of playdo (very small containers). The bag held 80 individual containers, and was $20. I thought "THAT'S IT!" No more worrying about what candy to get, should be get more cheap candy and have kids think we were cheap, shoudl we only get candy that we ourselves like (in the event of a post holiday surpluss)? No more worrying about all that shit. A piece of hard candy for the "older" kids, and PlayDo for all the little ones.

And whatever is left on November 1st goes to our kids. (Well, most will - the house always gets it's cut ).


  • At 1:38 AM, Blogger Phil said…

    Be careful about the age cut-off... Some of those 8-year-olds can be real SOB's. You might find Play-Do stuck all over your front yard!

  • At 8:09 AM, Blogger Publisher, The Whited News said…

    You know, kids will really dig the PlayDo...great idea. Also, thanks for the comment about our church situation. You're right, church staff come and go but God ain't going nowhere. Thanks, Shannon.

  • At 9:10 AM, Blogger Mike said…

    When I saw your first post, I washoping you had seen the bag at Costco.

    Cool idea, DD

  • At 9:23 AM, Blogger Margaret said…

    That is an awesome idea! We've been buying the "Play Doh Party Packs" for awhile now. The bigger packs just get ruined and dry out faster, Plus the little ones have neat new colors to choose from.

    Savannah seems to have banned Trick or Treating for kids. For Adults there is a lot of things to do, but the kids are shuffled over to private parties, church fall festivals and both of the Y's have some sort of activity.

    What are the little guys dressing up as? Looks like Katie will be TinkerBell this year although she is really pushing for a Spiderman costume.

  • At 11:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    more candy for "the house" is always a good thing!!!!!

    - Jon
    - Daddy Detective

  • At 11:14 AM, Blogger Chip said…

    hmmm,my first thought: my kids would be SO mad if they got playdo in their trick or treat bags. Of course when they were very little they probably would have just eaten it. Not sure what we'll do for candy this year, usually we just go to the bulk section and then give each kid three pieces: smarties, little chocolate bits, etc.


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