Happy Halloween – Disney D-Lightful Challenge Week 8

by Janice

Halloween is officially over, but if your house is anything like mine, you’ve got buckets full of candy left from the holiday.

Jackson, Olivia and I adore Halloween, and I admit that we love candy as much as the next family. But buckets of candy? My teeth are starting to ache just thinking of all that we collected!

After the trick-or-treating bounty each year, I try to set limits, including letting the kids chose a handful of their favorite treats. Everything else goes into a pot that is controlled by Mom. Otherwise, I think I’d have two over-indulging kids.

We all know kids and sweets go hand-in-hand during Halloween. How do you help little ghosts and goblins find a treat balance during this scary season?

Once again, this week’s Disney D-Lightful Challenge is right on target. Learn the tricks to a happy, festive Halloween when you tackle this week’s video challenge and then check out these great Halloween treats from Disney:

  • Fan Stamp’s Instant Press-On Face Paint

These Disney Princess- and Disney·Pixar Cars-themed face paints allow you to create fun and unique designs perfect for any Halloween occasion. The face paint decals are easy to apply and easy to remove, making them a treat for kids and parents alike.

  • Frankford’s Halloween Candy Mix

A little candy is always a sweet thing. Who doesn’t love candy featuring favorite Disney characters?

  • I3 Flix’s Mater Teeth

For a quick costume change, bite down on these Disney·Pixar Cars Mater Teeth. Featuring a fruit-flavored lollipop, the Mater Teeth are bound to create a laugh just like fans’ favorite tow truck.

  • Brother-All-Natural Freeze Dried Fruit Crisps

These crispy 100% fruit snacks are available in an array of flavors, offering a great fruit alternative to sugary Halloween treats. And the Disney-themed packaging will bring a smile to small and big alike!

  • Kellogg’s Fruit Snacks

Fruit snacks, a longtime favorite of kids, meet up with Phineas & Ferb to bring a fun and tasty treat that comes in all shapes and flavors.

  • Utz Pretzels

These delicious pretzel snacks bring their favorite Disney·Pixar Cars characters to your kids’ plate. These snacks will be a hit in the lunchroom that everyone will be trading for.

Enter to win!

We’re giving away a prize pack from Disney featuring all of the products listed above. To enter, simply leave your best post-Halloween survival tip.

This giveaway will end on November 15, 2011 at midnight ET and a winner will be chosen at random and announced on Sunday in the weekly Around The Blogosphere. Please see our site’s terms and conditions for more information.


Please note that we are compensated Disney Brand Ambassadors, but as I said, our love of Disney and all of our opinions are completely our own!

Written by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom.

Wanna chat? Find me at: @5minutesformom, @janicecroze and Facebook.com/5minutesformom.

Halloween candy image from 123RF Stock Photos.

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1 Stacie November 1, 2011 at 4:42 pm

I take candy from their bags as they trick or treat so they do not realize how much they have! (I don’t think that this strategy is going to work much longer as now they are 4 and 5!


2 Melissa November 1, 2011 at 5:58 pm

This is so great! My son actually does not like candy, so we drop it off at a local dentist who ships it off to the Troops!


3 Barbara Manatee November 1, 2011 at 10:53 pm

I let the kids pick one thing from their bag the first night – anything they want as a special treat – but after that, we sort through it, take out what we don’t want them to have, narrow down the pickins’ and then save the rest for special treats when they have a good day or eat a good meal.


4 Terra Heck November 2, 2011 at 5:54 am

Have a glass of water after eating candy to wash away the sugar and neutralize the acid. Thanks.


5 tennille November 2, 2011 at 10:30 am

lots of tooth brushing! We ration treats over as long as possible! and we try not to give out anything we wouldn’t enjoy the left overs.


6 Elisabeth November 2, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Allowing only 1-2 pieces of candy a day, that way they will look forward to it and appreciate it!


7 June November 2, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Only a couple of pieces a night at our house, like when they are doing their homework. Perfect time then.


8 Kathy Stevenson November 2, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Hide the candy!


9 Idaho Jill November 2, 2011 at 1:58 pm

We let our daughter have 2 pieces a day. Also, I take most of it to work with me & put it in the communal candy jar!


10 Christine Jensen November 2, 2011 at 6:29 pm

This year we let the kids fill up a small sandwich bag with their faves from trick or treating and the rest went in a family bowl to share…


11 nan November 2, 2011 at 9:57 pm

i hide the candy and give him a choice of one a day if he has eaten healthy
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12 Sarah - PS Mom Reviews November 3, 2011 at 9:27 am

We reserve Halloween candy just for a quick sweet treat after dinner.



13 Amanda Ro. November 4, 2011 at 12:06 am

As a child, my mom would always pick through the candy bag to get what she wants, then she would keep the bag or put it in our “treat drawer” that we were allowed to pick 2 treats out of after dinner. Thanks!


14 Vickie Couturier November 4, 2011 at 8:56 am

I always put the candy up somewhere that they couldnt get too an dole it out slowly,,sometimes in their recess bag or after school snack,but not all at once or in their rooms


15 ShootingStarsMag November 4, 2011 at 3:07 pm

My post halloween survival tip is something I saw on Ellen. Take all the candy and put them in tiny bags for each day, so you don’t overdue it.


16 McKim November 5, 2011 at 7:40 am

Let your child know ahead of time what the plan is for the evening so they aren’t surprised when you say it’s time to go home.


17 kelley wood November 5, 2011 at 7:50 am

I know it ‘s sneaky but I give a huge bag to their teacher. Teachers are always in need of prizes & i know it really helps them out…besides, we dont need all that candy :)


18 Sara Phillips November 5, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Clean up the Halloween stuff before 11.5 (just because it sounds good), use a candy jar for the halloween candy – let the kids keep what they want, and then donate the rest to a shelter of some kind.

Thanks for the chance!!


19 Jennifer Jean November 6, 2011 at 12:10 am

I only let my daughter get one or 2 pieces a day. The novelty wears off after the first day or two. I also start taking the candy to school to giveaway to students. LOL Gets it out of the house.


20 Michelle November 6, 2011 at 12:21 am

My husband hides the left over candy so he can continue to sample it, but I am not tempted.


21 clarissa November 6, 2011 at 12:00 pm

buy candy on clearance after halloween is over!


22 Mama Zen November 6, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Snitch the Butterfingers for yourself!


23 Erica Best November 6, 2011 at 9:37 pm

all the candy goes in a jar and my nephew get it as a treat.


24 Kasey November 7, 2011 at 12:49 am

Trade the candy for pocket money – that way they can spend it on a movie or something not-food related!


25 Amy Brewer November 7, 2011 at 5:57 am

My kids don’t really go that many places trick or treating so I don’t really have a problem with too much candy but I just have them brush their teeth more so none gets stuck in the teeth.


26 Staci A November 9, 2011 at 11:16 am

After Halloween, we let our son have one piece of candy for a week. After that, he usually forgets all about it and mu hubby ends up taking it to work with him.


27 Melissa N. November 10, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Only allow them up to 2 pieces the night of Halloween, after that sort through the candy and pull out un-needed items :)


28 Liz November 11, 2011 at 11:27 am

I let my daughter have a piece at lunch or dinner every day for a few days. She should get to enjoy it. We then go through it a week out and toss a lot that we know we won’t eat.


29 Kelly D November 13, 2011 at 7:46 am

My best tip is to get rid of the candy in one way or another!


30 dollimama November 13, 2011 at 8:28 am

keep the candy out of site. Let them eat a piece every now and then, just brush their teeth!


31 ACMommy3 November 15, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Enjoy a few pieces of candy, then place each child’s candy in a big ziploc with their name on it, stash away some where safe to enjoy little by little. :-) creedamy [at] yahoo[dot] com


32 MayMay November 17, 2011 at 6:02 am

This has my sister written ALL over it she loves halloween . I would be surprised by look on her face when she get a haloween gift on christmas !


33 Angela E. November 18, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Only a few pieces a day for the little ones, do not want a huge dentist bill.


34 Chuck November 29, 2011 at 8:02 pm

The kids will have their Halloween candy for quite some time, we limit the amount they can have each day.


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