First, way back in September, there’s the hand wringing and endless debates over what their Halloween costumes will be. Once that dilemma has been resolved, we turn to the decorating, signing up to volunteer at their school Harvest Festival and figuring out where and with whom to Trick or Treat. It’s almost enough to take the fun out of Halloween. And then, of course, there’s the candy — to buy and give out, and the enormous bag of loot that comes home every year.
In New York City, where one apartment building can mean 50 doors knocked on and answered with big bowls of candy, the haul is considerable. So, I’ve been trying something new –- integrating tech in cheap and sugar-free ways that can make Halloween fun and maybe entice my daughters to trade in candy for coveted screen time instead.