Happy Halloween, everyone. Today is all hallows eve, the day that ghosts, ghouls, and goblins come to life, but not to fear, dressing up protects you, and candy gives you the energy to last all night long. MWAHAHAHAHAHA! *lightning and thunder*
Candy is the fuel that all kids, young and old, can live and strive off of, and Halloween is the motherload of candy cash-outs. Here are my tips on how to min/max your candy dps meters this Halloween.
Candy To Time Ratio
First things first. You’ll want to look for neighborhoods that have the highest density of Halloween decorations and porch lights on. That usually shows who has candy to pass out. You’ll also want to be on the lookout of sweet grandmas and people that pass out full-size candy bars instead of bite size. This will be your bread-and-butter of trick-or-treating.
Early Bird Gets The Gummy Worm
Time is of the essence. The earlier you hit the neighborhoods, the better chance you’ll get the larger grabs from the candy bowl. Bonus if you are first to the “Please take one” supervisor-less candy bowls standing outside the door. Those should say, “first come gets the candy, second come gets what the first didn’t want.”
Creativity Is Key
Finished the last house of the neighborhood, and still want more candy? Time to switch up costume pieces with your friends and family. Mix and match to come up with new horrors that the candy givers won’t easily recognize coming through a second time. This doubles your candy hoard.
Don’t have someone to switch costume pieces with? Go home and find last years costume. Problem solved.
The most important tip of all is to enjoy yourself. This is the one night of the year that it’s ok to play dress-up and be public about it. Well, unless you go to conventions, those are cool too. This is my favorite time of year, so I hope you all have fun as well.
Remember kids, listen to your parents, they’ve been through this candy war many times over the years. They have their own tricks up their treat sleeves.