We've been over this a few times: I love me some Halloween. But I'm pretty quirky about how I like to celebrate it. I really don't like the scary gore-y stuff much...I prefer a sugar coated version of the holiday focusing on pretty pumpkins, fun costumes, and festive parties. Just because it's not scary, doesn't mean it can't be fun!
And if that's not enough...truth be told, I'm not actually a huge candy fan either. I mean, it's ok, and I have been known to gorge on 100 grand bars if I'm left alone with the stash....But as a kid it just really wasn't my thing. I would break my neck running around the neighborhood hitting up as many houses as possible. I would sift, sort, count and catalog my haul. I would store my treasure in a giant bowl inside a cabinet in my desk. And there it would sit. 98% untouched, until the next year when my mom would force me to dump it all. I think I just liked having the candy, not so much eating the candy.
So even though I'm not candy crazy, I don't want to get a reputation as the Weird House That Hands Out Toothbrushes, so we happily dump mounds of candy on all our little visitors each year. But when I began thinking about what to make to hand out to Piper's class this year, I realized...candy's not really an option for babies. What to do? I didn't want to make some lame healthy treat (and embarrass her in front of her friends?!) but I also couldn't make popcorn balls for the poor little toothless wonders. So I was ecstatic when I found these babies:
Tiny halloween ducks! Piper has a growing collection of these little guys, so when I spotted a pack at the party store, I knew they'd be the perfect treat for her daycare friends.
I wrote out a little poem, and mounted it to old Halloween paper I still had in my scrapbooking stash, and tied each card to the little duck's neck.
Couldn't be simplier! And since we had a few extra, Piper has been toting her ducks all around the house...I think it's safe to say they'll be a hit.
If you're interested in making your own, feel free to repurpose our note!
Ghosts, goblins and monsters
Can be quite a scream,
But spooky duck wishes you:
A Squeaky Clean Halloween!
xo, boo! piper
(and her mummy and daddy)