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27th Oct 2023

This idea for getting rid of leftover Halloween candy is so sweet

This is actually genius.


We’re preparing ourselves for the influx of mini Crunchies, Haribos, and Tayto this Halloween.

Our house is about to turn into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory and we’re not mad about it.

But what do we do when we’re tired of eating nothing but chocolate-covered food?

Well, one mum has come up with a clever idea for dealing with leftover Halloween sweets.

Cara Vie is a US mum to two young kids, and much as she loves Halloween (who doesn’t?), she is, like us, not too keen on all those piles of leftover sweets come November 1st every year.

Her solution? Vie made up a story about an elf who collects all the extra Halloween sweets to take with her to the North Pole – to help energize Santa’s elves in the busy run-up to Christmas. Halloween Holly, as the elf is called, loves sweets (all elves do, of course) and will make sure all the other elves also get their share of the treats she brings back.

And guess what? Vie’s kids loved the story and how they would actually help Santa’s elves – and Vie herself was delighted to rid the house of excess sweets.

In fact, the craft mums have now designed a book and special candy bowl to accompany the book, where kids can place their Halloween haul leftovers they want to send to the North Pole.

Clever, no?

And once the sweets are in the bowl, you can do with as you wish. You can bin them, share them with your friends, or drop them around at a local nursing home for the residents.