Friday, October 31, 2008

Trick or Treat!

Happy Halloween, friends! I hope y'all have a fun, spook-filled day! I, myself, am celebrating by limiting myself to one, hopefully very short, PTA meeting this afternoon. After that, we plan on meeting some new friends for dinner before we head to our church's Trunk or Treat. I'll post some pics of the kids tomorrow.

I've been doing Weight Watchers for a little over 6 months now. Tomorrow is my official weigh in day, so I won't tell you how much I've lost, but I will say that it starts with an "f" and rhymes with shorty. If you figure it out, keep it to yourself, we don't want to ruin the surprise for everyone!

Anyway . . . my point this morning is that since starting the weight loss journey, I've become very aware of how much my world revolves around food. Especially at the holidays. And Halloween? It's pretty much a holiday that you can't do without candy.

If you know me well, you know that I don't respond well to someone telling me I can't do something. So, I was on a mission this month. I tried really hard all month to give only gifts that didn't involve candy. My secret pal at work and the people that I Booed at work all received gifts that didn't have anything to do with candy. I know, I'm a rebel.

I thought I'd share with you one of my more creative gift ideas, in case you're as sick of the candy as I am.

These are the gifts I sent Bubba to school with this morning. He has two teachers this year and I love them both. Once again, God was faithful and matched Bubba with the perfect teachers. (His principal, Mrs. E, also had a hand in making such a perfect match.) Anyway, we were at Target this week and I picked up some cute plates, napkins, and cups. I wrapped them all together and attached a note that said,

"It's no trick, treat yourself
to a dishes-free night!
Happy Halloween!"
I know I would LOVE a night with no dishes, and I figured they would too. It's not something that I would normally buy for myself, but would love to have. I think those are the best kind of gifts. If you were really in to it, you could add in some plastic ware and a disposable casserole pan. But I was on a limited budget.
So now it's your turn. What are some of your non-candy Halloween gift ideas?


Jenni said...

what a fun idea!

I am jumping back on the WW train tomorrow. I lost about 15 lbs last fall and have gained it all back. Ugh. So, I'm starting over with a new goal! My good friend Heather hosts an Oscar party that is just like the real thing - dress up and all. So, to keep from having to buy a new formal dress, I need to get into my bridesmaid dress from my sister's wedding - which means I need to lose about 25 lbs in 4 months. You are an inspiration to me!

Jennifer said...

Let's see....

You can do a cute halloween picture frame as a gift!

Or you could make them Halloween coasters!

Misty said...

adorable idea! Clever... :)

Sunny said...

What a cute gift idea!

And congrats on sticking to your guns on this candy holiday. I'm so impressed!!

Oh and hey, I tagged you for 7 random "bookish" things over at my book blog! I've got a couple of reviews posting soon, so here's the link to the tagged post in case it gets lost.

Have a fun evening!

creative gal said...

I love that idea!!

Monogramchick said...

As a teacher in my past life i would have luh-ved you! So sweet. :)