These Tricked-Out Halloween Buckets Take Your Kids' Candy Collection to the Next Level
In my day, we had two options for collecting our Halloween candy: a pillowcase or, if our parents were really into the holiday, an orange plastic pumpkin bucket. It worked for us, but there was definitely room for improvement. After all, if we're spending time and/or money getting our kids the perfect Halloween costume and turning our homes and yards into elaborate haunted house displays, we can probably put a little effort into this essential Halloween accessory, too. And a little effort is all it will take, since there are so many Halloween candy buckets and totes available that are fun, customizable, and perfectly suited to your trick-or-treaters.
Unlike in the dark ages of limited Halloween bucket choices, we parents have a few new criteria to consider for our kids' candy vessels. Are they going to be collecting several pounds worth of chocolate bars, lollipops, and candy corns? Then a light but sturdy trick-or-treat bag may be in order. Will it be getting dark as you walk through the neighborhood? Consider a bucket that lights up or reflects light. Does your kid's princess gown clash with orange and black? There are so many options with a more pleasing color palette. You may even find something that fits with their costume theme, like a Winnie the Pooh ″hunny″ pot or a Paw Patrol Chase head.
Sure, none of this is necessary—just like you can go without a pumpkin spice latte or an extra package of fake spider webs. But Halloween is a holiday to celebrate being expressive and over-the-top in the most harmless way. So help your kids do so with one of these trick-or-treat buckets or totes, and maybe they'll reward you with a Milky Way or two from their stash.