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What do you do with vegan kids for Halloween??

This question is kind of random, as I do not personally have kids... But I walked into Target last night & saw their huge displays of Halloween candy for sale now (I love this time of year! :D). And I wondered for the first time... "What do vegan parents do with their kids for Halloween?" I'm just kind of curious. I'm not sure how many of you VegWebbers have kids, and of those, how many are raising their kids vegan, but I wanted to ask! I would think there would be a lot of fun veg activities to partake in leading up to Halloween (picking out a costume, carving pumpkins, etc.), but when it comes to the actual Trick-or-Treating... What do you do?

First of all, vegan or not what kind of parent lets their kid gorge themselves on pounds of candy??
 

um, my parents.  :-\

mine too... i remember gorging myself on halloween  :o.

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First of all, vegan or not what kind of parent lets their kid gorge themselves on pounds of candy??
 

um, my parents.  :-\

mine too... i remember gorging myself on halloween  :o.

same here. we were poor and didn't get a lot of candy or soda or treats so halloween was like "the day" to eat a lot of candy. the best houses were ones that gave out full sized candy bars.. but i always took pennies/quarters over candy. 

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First of all, vegan or not what kind of parent lets their kid gorge themselves on pounds of candy??
 

um, my parents.  :-\

mine too... i remember gorging myself on halloween  :o.

me three!  we'd eat a bunch that night after the counting/trading session and then take a few pieces to school each day with our lunches.. i don't remember EVER throwing any away.. it always got finished. :D

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Back in the dark ages (when I was a kid) trick-or-treating and Halloween weren't as big a deal as they are now. We lived out in the country and had nowhere to trick-or-treat. A couple of times we went "into town" where one set of grandparents lived and walked their neighborhood gathering goodies. They never lasted long with me, the sweet-aholic. They were lucky to last a couple of days. I had friends whose candy would last until Christmas and it drove me crazy to see the candy just sitting there calling to me. There was also something just wrong about seeing Halloween candy in its orange and black wrappers sitting around at Christmas.  :D ;D

When CeltKat was little, being health food nuts, we avoided trick-or-treating as long as we could (until she got out in the world, i.e. to school, and saw what she'd been missing) then the trick-or-treating began (what can I say, we were wimps). When we moved to our current town, the kids went with friends who lived in a well-heeled neighborhood and they raked in the candy. Fortunately for me, there were always a few treats they didn't like, and unfortunately, I ate them.  ::) I also snuck a few pieces they DID like (sorry about that, CeltKat)--you know, just trying to keep them from eating so much stuff that was bad for them.  ;)  ;D

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^ ha ha, bookmama. my dad would always take a 'chocolate tax' he said we had to pay 'taxes' to him bc he was out dad but we could pay in chocolate.  :(. that made me sad... i loved chocolate.

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^ ha ha, bookmama. my dad would always take a 'chocolate tax' he said we had to pay 'taxes' to him bc he was out dad but we could pay in chocolate.  :(. that made me sad... i loved chocolate.

:D  My dad did the same thing!  He would always tell us that the candy taxes were extra high because of the democrats.  :-\

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First of all, vegan or not what kind of parent lets their kid gorge themselves on pounds of candy??
 

um, my parents.  :-\

mine too... i remember gorging myself on halloween  :o.

me three!  we'd eat a bunch that night after the counting/trading session and then take a few pieces to school each day with our lunches.. i don't remember EVER throwing any away.. it always got finished. :D

Okay, so I did say I ate more than needed on halloween night (basically, it went like propinecone said) And did I forget to mention that by the time Thanksgiving came around only the old nasty candy was left? The bucket had been picked clean of the good ones. So that's why it ended up being throw out.
So, yes, my parents let me scarf a lot of candy, plus what they didn't know I was eating. But for those who responded, did your parents really let you eat an entire pillowcase full of candy in one night???? Why didn't I get your parents? Wanna trade mommies?!?

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First of all, vegan or not what kind of parent lets their kid gorge themselves on pounds of candy??
 

um, my parents.  :-\

mine too... i remember gorging myself on halloween  :o.

me three!  we'd eat a bunch that night after the counting/trading session and then take a few pieces to school each day with our lunches.. i don't remember EVER throwing any away.. it always got finished. :D

Okay, so I did say I ate more than needed on halloween night (basically, it went like propinecone said) And did I forget to mention that by the time Thanksgiving came around only the old nasty candy was left? The bucket had been picked clean of the good ones. So that's why it ended up being throw out.
So, yes, my parents let me scarf a lot of candy, plus what they didn't know I was eating. But for those who responded, did your parents really let you eat an entire pillowcase full of candy in one night???? Why didn't I get your parents? Wanna trade mommies?!?

well, i ate most of the good stuff. i distinctly remember my dad just telling us we had to eat a piece of cheese afterwards  ???

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well, i ate most of the good stuff. i distinctly remember my dad just telling us we had to eat a piece of cheese afterwards  ???

;D What?! Because it was so healthy that it would balance out all the candy? I love that! :D

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Thanks, JessaCita, for starting this discussion. I have a 4 1/2 year old vegan daughter, and have wondered the same thing. So far, we pretty much do the carved pumpkin thing (and toast the seeds, of course), and make some treats. I think having a party where all the treats are yummy and healthy is a great option. Popcorn balls are also a great vegan treat, and were my favorite Halloween thing as a child.

She is pretty good about wanting to be vegan, though. Just yesterday we were walking downtown, and she smelled bacon. "What is that yucky smell?" She wanted to know. She always tells people her food has to be "began" because she doesn't eat anything with cows milk. Kids are so great about that stuff when they really understand the reasons behind it!! :)

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well, i ate most of the good stuff. i distinctly remember my dad just telling us we had to eat a piece of cheese afterwards  ???

;D What?! Because it was so healthy that it would balance out all the candy? I love that! :D

i have no freakin' clue. i wonder if he still does that with my little brothers... my father is a very weird person sometimes  ::)

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well, i ate most of the good stuff. i distinctly remember my dad just telling us we had to eat a piece of cheese afterwards  ???

;D What?! Because it was so healthy that it would balance out all the candy? I love that! :D

i have no freakin' clue. i wonder if he still does that with my little brothers... my father is a very weird person sometimes  ::)

Is it just the pregnant me that thinks that a piece of cheese after a bunch of chocolate sounds like the nastiest thing ever?
LOL
I can't knock omni parents a lot of times they do try. You know? It's just the limited knowledge about dairy and meat that actually drags them down. You dad was trying!  ;)

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^ ha ha, bookmama. my dad would always take a 'chocolate tax' he said we had to pay 'taxes' to him bc he was out dad but we could pay in chocolate.  :(. that made me sad... i loved chocolate.

:D  My dad did the same thing!  He would always tell us that the candy taxes were extra high because of the democrats.  :-\

i miust have missed this the first time. omg, that is funny. sounds like something my dad would say.

well, i ate most of the good stuff. i distinctly remember my dad just telling us we had to eat a piece of cheese afterwards  ???

;D What?! Because it was so healthy that it would balance out all the candy? I love that! :D

i have no freakin' clue. i wonder if he still does that with my little brothers... my father is a very weird person sometimes  ::)

Is it just the pregnant me that thinks that a piece of cheese after a bunch of chocolate sounds like the nastiest thing ever?
LOL
I can't knock omni parents a lot of times they do try. You know? It's just the limited knowledge about dairy and meat that actually drags them down. You dad was trying!  ;)

i just want know where he got this information. i am going to call him right now. i'll report back.

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"in my opinion the sugar from the candy is balanced out by the dairy in your system." - my father. this is why: because once when he had some pure maple syrup he was feeling really shaky and not good then he had a glass of milk and it calmed his system down. and he read something about putting milk in maple syrup if it is bubbling over?  :o
i have no idea, i think he is totally wrong and weird but i could tell he was all embarrassed about telling me because i am a nutrition major. aww... poor dad  ;).

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well, i ate most of the good stuff. i distinctly remember my dad just telling us we had to eat a piece of cheese afterwards  ???

I remember hearing something about eating cheese after sugar prevents tooth decay? I remember using it as a justification to eat more cheese in my pre-vegan days  :-\ Here's an article talking about it:
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1200/is_n14_v134/ai_6723240

Could be total B.S. (I mean, why not just brush your teeth  ::) ), but your dad might not be totally nuts  ;D

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i was looking for a cupcake recipe and came upon this site - they are def not vegan (even though the banana one is pretty darn close)  but you could decorate some cute cupcakes like these for halloween with vegan kids.

*warning - spooky (and awesome) looking cupcakes ahead

http://cupcakerecipe.net/

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i was looking for a cupcake recipe and came upon this site - they are def not vegan (even though the banana one is pretty darn close)  but you could decorate some cute cupcakes like these for halloween with vegan kids.

*warning - spooky (and awesome) looking cupcakes ahead

http://cupcakerecipe.net/

Those are so cool! ;D

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i was looking for a cupcake recipe and came upon this site - they are def not vegan (even though the banana one is pretty darn close)  but you could decorate some cute cupcakes like these for halloween with vegan kids.

*warning - spooky (and awesome) looking cupcakes ahead

http://cupcakerecipe.net/

Those are so cool! ;D

Yeah especially the cupcake on top of the other to build it up tall!

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