My boys love Halloween. What’s not to love about dressing up and scaring people, or showing your love for your favorite TV or Movie character? They even love making people laugh, like with our 7 Punny Halloween Costumes. They go up to people, open a bag (or pillowcase if you are old school) and random strangers give them free candy! Sugar Rush FTW!
The downside? Having a kid with food allergies/sensitivities who can’t eat 90% of the candy that’s given out. Or having three boys hopped up on sugar going crazy for an entire week/weekend. Or having a cauldron of candy laying around that you might dip into when no one is looking and slowly break your diet. Just thinking out loud here. 😉
Well now author Audrey Kinsman has come up with a great way to solve everything by bringing the newly popular Switch Witch to life. Have you heard of the Switch Witch? She’s a witch who takes all the candy (or most, I mean Milky Way Midnights are NOT going to her from this house!) and exchanges it for a toy or a few small treats. In the book Switchcrafted, the witches use the candy to make everything in their world work. From cauldron warmth to broom fuel.
Switchcrafted has a great boxed set where you can get your own witch to watch over the children, making sure they are behaving along the lines of Elf on a Shelf principles, and a bag to collect your candy in to switch with her.
Since Brady can’t eat most of the candy, he’s already making sure the witch knows that he has his eyes on a talking Peppa Pig doll or new model car. Carter has high hoped of getting some violent video game (nice try kid) and Thomas, well, he’s a teenager so he probably wants iTunes gift cards.
We will be patiently waiting for November 1st to see if the witch came to visit the night before!
Some great buzz is out about this book. Celebs like Aida and Food Network chef Melissa D’Arabian tweeted. Pop Sugar announced it’s a “MUST HAVE” for October & Parents Magazine declared ” It’s fun way to welcome the fall season and buoy everyone’s spirit!”
The author, Audrey, is even having a local book signing in Denver. Saturday, October 25th from 2-4pm — The Bookies (4315 E Mississippi Ave, Denver, CO).
disclosure: I was given a sample of the book and boxed set to complete this review. No monetary compensation was made.