13 Things to Do With Leftover Halloween Candy


Kids eating Halloween candyWhat are you going to do with all that candy from Halloween? Your kids can’t possibly eat all that candy! Well, they can!

So here are some fun (and resourceful) ways to use those sweets!




Fill up in yada with leftover Halloween candy

  • STUFF a birthday (or holiday) piñata
  • FILL goodie bags for classroom parties, Teacher Appreciation days, etc.
  • ASSEMBLE a candy charcuterie or candy kabobs


  • SHARE with grandparents or elderly neighbors.
  • BRING IT to the office. Your co-workers will love the treats.
  • SHIP IT to soldiers. Groups like Operation Gratitude, which support our troops, will gladly take the sweet donations.
  • MAKE A SNACK BASKET of treats for the nurses or families at local hospitals. Trust us… families in the waiting rooms on the ICU floor will appreciate your thoughtful gesture!
We also won’t judge if you decide to Netflix and chill after the kids go to sleep and eat their candy.
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Christy is Co-Founder and Owner of Gulf Coast Moms Blog. She was born in Costa Rica and moved to the United States when she was 6 years old. She vividly remembers flying into New Orleans and knew, in the moments to come, her life would change forever. She grew up in Moss Point and moved to Hattiesburg to attend college at Southern Miss, where she received her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She met her love, Matthew, and they have enjoyed married life for 13 years. They live in Long Beach with their precious children, John Salem and Ann-Michael. Prior to co-founding Gulf Coast Moms Blog, she had a successful 10+ year career in higher education administration, where she developed and spear-headed campus-wide student initiatives and events. Christy is now spending her days as a stay-at-home mom and serves her community through several non-profit organizations. She enjoys making Costa Rican tamales, a fresh margarita from El Aguila, annual sister spa day, collecting random owl things (Hootie Hoo to my Chi Omega sisters), words of wisdom from Irish priests and pool days. She is passionate about connecting women and creating a supportive, nurturing community to empower moms.