This year we had planned on going to a Halloween fair at an old farmstead, where the kids can dress up, hang with the animals (feed chickens and stuff), and go trick or treating, but it was unfortunately cancelled due to weather. So instead we picked up some treats, carved a pumpkin, watched a movie - it was fun. And they're having a party at school this week.
I don't have kids but in Portland you can register your home as a vegan friendly house and give out vegan candy/treats. That way the families in the area can make sure to only go to those homes. I got candy to pass out that is "vegan friendly" but it is candy :( I guess Halloween is about a little indulgence.
I discussed this with my daughter age 9 and vegan for a month and a half. we've decided that she can go out for Halloween and sort through her candy and give away what's not vegan, (chocolate bars and such). PETA has a list of candy kids can eat. It still a lot of sugar but at least it has no animal products in it. I also have a few friends who asked for the PETA list and they're going to put together a little something for her :) Also I'm going to make the peanut butter cups and some cookies and maybe buy a few vegan chocolate bars. This is her first vegan Halloween and I don't want her feeling left out. So far she's really excited for it and say's she doesn't care about the chocolate bars, she just wants the peanut butter cups really bad! lol
My daughter is 10 and she keeps asking me to go buy Candied Corn, i dont know what is up with her this year with asking for that. I grimace everytime she asks cause i know its just pure HFC and "crap" and i keep saying no. This is my first vegan halloween so I am up in the air about halloween this year, i would really like to not go trick or treating. I hate the thought of having that stuff in my house where it is a huge temptation, i havent had a piece of candy since july and that for me is a huge feat, as sugar/candy was my "drug" of choice. My daughter isnt vegan although i have been trying to get her to switch, we have talked about everything many times and she seems to get it and she knows what candy and all that sugar does to your body.But she is a kid and maybe i should allow her to be one and have the childhood experience of trick or treating for just another couple of years. Cause in a few years she wont be doing it right.
Any canadians out there that have good recommendations for "vegan" candy?
Vegan candy corn!!! I would totally allow myself that for Halloween. Wish I could find that. I like what Vegetgirl's doing - take out all the non-vegan stuff and allow the other stuff, even though it's junk, and then have peanut butter cups. Yum. Why wouldyou want a Reese's when you could have those?
I found Yummy Earth gummi bears and lollipops at Home Sense, of all places! They make candy that is vegan AND organic. They have been in all 4 of the Vancouver area Home Sense stores that I have been to. I think Home Sense is Canada wide?