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Repost: Unattended Candy

Cause dudes can be crafty too, you know...

From Dude Craft:

I am entirely delighted to close out the Halloween Stories series with the extremely talented and ever generous Cathe Holden from Just Something I Made. In keeping with the style of her own blog, Cathe has included a super-cool, free piece of art for you to copy and use for your own trick-or-treaters. Here is her story:

Cathe Holden from Just Something I Made. In keeping with the style of her own blog, Cathe has included a super-cool, free piece of art for you to copy and use for your own trick-or-treaters. Here is her story:

Although we live in a sleepy country neighborhood, our children love working our area for treats rather than driving to town for more action. Sympathetic to the great effort the kids must go to for their loot, walking from acre parcel to acre parcel- down long and sometimes dark & creepy driveways, our neighbors treat the kids with full size candy bars, loot bags and one gentleman even brings out his change jar for the each child to reach into and grab the most they can with one good scoop.

My husband, a firefighter, has somehow managed to be on duty during more of the kids’s Halloweens than not, so I have had to leave behind a full bowl of unattended candy many times as I walk our own children house to house. I leave the porch light on and a nice stash of popular candy bars on a small table or stool just below a sign on the door that welcomes visitors to help themselves. So if you need to leave your candy unattended while escorting your children, and your home is in a safe enough area for the honor system, here’s a free PDF download to print out for your door!


  1. Awesome! Thanks for sharing :-)

  2. How fun to find this post over here on your blog!! Thanks for passing on the Halloween fun!

  3. I'm Wendy's mil and this blog brings back so many memories of the way things used to be.
    It would be wonderful for our children to know a simpler time.
    We have also left candy on our porch while trick or treating with our children. how great that you can do this. A

  4. Wow...what a great idea :)
    I love it!

    I checked out her Thta's for the link :)
    I'm a rookie-her blog is cool.

  5. What a clever idea!!! I always write a crummy little note on legal paper. Thanks for sharing :)


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