They have taken the next street over and the block’s second cul-de-sac. They are coming! They are… they are trick-or-treaters, and they’re coming to your house or business this October 31! In just a few weeks kids everywhere will be dressing up and going door-to-door asking for candy, and with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hitting theaters less than two months after this Halloween, now feels like a good time to start off an All Hallows’ Eve promotional product blog post with a Lord of the Rings reference. (Ten points to you if you got the reference before reading the explanation.)
Halloween is coming, and with it so will the costumed candy-seekers. So when the little trolls, orcs, ghosts, goblins and clowns come banging down your business’ door this October 31 the question is: what will you be prepared to do about it? (Aren’t movie references fun? I think so. Thanks, Sean Connery.) You could give them what they want. You could throw a pile of candy at them and leave it up to children and their parents to enjoy it responsibly. If you run a business of any type then you know a little something about what your audience wants: sometimes, it doesn’t always want the right thing. Sometimes, it doesn’t know to ask for what’s best for it, because it doesn’t know what that is.
This just might be one of those times. But giving out candy is one viable option, and we’re certainly not saying it’s wrong. Who didn’t enjoy Halloween as a kid? And even as adults, most of us enjoy some sweets now and then.
Here’s the thing, though: not everyone can enjoy a Hershey’s bar. Halloween should be a fun time for all children, but it can’t be if those with allergies, celiac disease and those living sugar-free or low-sugar lifestyles can’t enjoy dressing up and “terrorizing” the neighborhood by going door to door. Wouldn’t it be great if you could include everyone in your Halloween giveaways? Well, believe it or not, you can! Promotions Now has several candy alternatives that your business should consider handing out to the little trick-or-treaters on October 31:
- Halloween Coloring and Activity Books
- Glow-in-the-Dark Candy Buckets
- Glow-in-the-Dark Wristbands
- Light-up Skull Stress Relievers
- Halloween Bags