I wanted to share with all of you a wonderful Halloween tradition that our family has. The idea came from one of my support group members several years ago and I am so grateful for it. It is called the "Peanut Goblin." At our house the "Peanut Goblin" is a creature that LOVES peanut-containing treats and candy and if you leave him some, he'll leave you a present in exchange. You may have the "Milk Goblin" or the "Soy Goblin" come to your house depending on your child's allergy.
This is how it works:
We allow my daughter and her little sister to trick-or-treat with their friends. When we get home, we dump their candy out and toss all those containing peanuts inside the "Peanut Goblins" bag. They then place the bag on the front door step just before bed. In the morning, the bag of candy has been replaced with a present for each girl. It is so much fun! It definitely takes the sting out of taking candy away and it allows my non-food allergic child a fun reason to get rid of her unsafe candy too.
Last year we went to an event where an unsafe but beautifully decorated Halloween
cookie was passed out to all of the children. Instead of getting upset, my daughter said, "Wow, the Peanut Goblin is going to love this one!"