It's all about the candy on Halloween. Kids want to make sure they have the right bag or bucket to haul in their loot. Parents want to make sure the sugar gets doled out in semi-human doses and not devoured in one night! Here are our favorite sources for sweet stuff and super-cool Halloween bags.
Zazzle. Zazzle has a nice array of canvas bags at good prices (around $12 and up) - and you'll find a range of designs that work for kids from toddlers to teens.
Etsy. Naturally, Etsy would be on our list! Tons of talented moms and other artisans out there making cute Halloween candy bags. A few of our favorites are Monkey See Boutique, maker of personalized buckets (below) - and the monogrammed name bags from Aidille (also pictured below).
Looking for organic options? The online Natural Candy Store is the place to go! Everything from caramels to toffee, all organic.
If you're thinking of packaging candy into favor bags, we love these adorable canvas "boo" bags (below) from Life Is So Beautiful. And Etsy has some great options for printable bag toppers, stickers, and tags to dress up your treats.
Kids' Health has a nice article where children share their thoughts on safety rules, how to not overdo the sugar, and more.
For parents, About.com shares tips and suggestions on how to have a healthy holiday.