Monday, October 5, 2015

The Sugar Goblin A fun Halloween Family Tradition

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The Sugar Goblin A fun Halloween Family Tradition 

Like most kiddos, mine look forward to Halloween each year.  They get to dress up, have a Halloween movie marathon and they get free candy!
When they were little I would go through their candy and give them each a small amount.  Quinn is still 4 so I can do this without much notice.
Brandon Jr on the other hand is 7 and he notices.  Last year I tried to do this and got caught!!  Do you know how funny it was to my hubby to see me with a mouthful of snickers trying to explain to a crying 6 year old why I was eating his candy.
I don't do it to be cruel, but I don't want my boys to consume all that sugar.  When I was a kid I was lucky to get 10 pieces.  I lived in the country so the houses were really far apart.  We worked for that candy lol
I still live in the country, but now drive my boys into town.  And they can fill an entire grocery bag with candy by the end of the night.

"Taking" their candy proved to be disastrous.  So this year we are going to try something new.  We are going to invite The Sugar Goblin into our home.
Wondering who The Sugar Goblin is?

Well he is a Goblin of course, a Goblin who can only eat candy.  There is an entire village of little Sugar Goblins, but sadly kids no longer want to share their treats :(  and the poor Sugar Goblins have run out of candy!
In order to save the Sugar Goblins kids need to start sharing their candy again.  You simply say the words Tricks for Treats and every night a Sugar Goblin will come into your home and play cute little tricks.
He hangs photos upside down, puts tape on the light switches so you can't turn them on, dyes the milk green!!  He may have took it a bit to far one night when he put pink lipstick on my sleeping hubby though!!

Every morning my kiddos would dash around trying to find what he did.  And each time they would giggle and laugh and thought it was the coolest thing ever.
Now as you know Halloween hasn't yet come.  So our little Sugar Goblin has a few more weeks of tricks yet.  On Halloween night though in payment for all his tricks the kiddos are going to leave a bag of treats by the window for him.
He will take the bag and leave a gift in its place (I plan to get stickers for the kids)

I love it!  The kids can't wait to see how much candy they get so they can share it with The Sugar Goblins!  For once they are willing to give up their treats.
And I have the peace of mind knowing they won't be consuming so much sugar!

The Sugar Goblin comes with a sweet book and the cutest little Goblin plush I have ever seen.  Just look at those puppy dog eyes!

It isn't just fun for the kids, my hubby and I have a fun time thinking up cute tricks to play.  And in the morning we love seeing the boys faces when they find the tricks.
So far our Goblin has hung photos upside down

 dyed our milk green, put lipstick on my hubby

 taped our light switches, hide everyone's shoes

 hung up our Christmas lights (In October!?!?!), moved our hermit crab 

and he even hid our car keys!  Okay this trick was by accident, my hubby lost them.  The kids are convinced it was our Sugar Goblin and he wanted them to go into school late!! lol 

The Sugar Goblin is fun!  The plush is cute and fun to move around, the story is sweet and the tricks are always cleaver and make my boys laugh.

I hope you will join me and my family and invite The Sugar Goblin into your home this Halloween!
  It is sure to become a beloved Halloween Tradition and a easy hassle free way for us parents to limit the sugar!


  1. My kids are all grown so I don't think we need the Sugar Goblin. :) But it's a great idea for kids who get piles of candy. I used to dole it out a little at a time, but there was always so, so much.

  2. Love the idea of a sugar goblin! I will definitely be using this idea when I have kids :)

  3. It's an interesting idea to let the Sugar Goblin come take your candy. Our dentist pays the kids money to take their candy. They like that money, lol.

  4. Ha, this is a cute idea to manage sugar consumption. I tend to hide it and give them one piece a day. I'm worried that they will catch onto me once they are older!

  5. The Sugar Goblin is such a cute idea! I don't have kids but this is a fun idea I'll keep in mind for the future. It's nothing better than fun family traditions <3

  6. This is such a fun idea! It's a great way to moderate the amount of sugar the kids wind up eating! I might incorporate something like this into our Halloween plans! :)

  7. What a cute idea!!! I have a feeling my kids would want to see more mischief if we got one. Perfect time with the holidays coming up!

  8. That is a really cute idea. We live out in the country also so the amount of candy is not usually nuts. But this year I am taking the kids to St Louis for Halloween. I expect tons of candy.

  9. That's a cute idea! We usually let the kiddos indulge the first night, then put the candy up for situations of bribery. ;) probably bad parenting, but then after awhile it's thrown out.

  10. This is a really cute idea to encourage sharing! I don't know if our house is ready for another troublemeaker as our elf seems to cause quite a bit in December, but it is definitely a cute and fun little critter!

  11. What a brilliant idea. I don't do elf on a shelf, it seems to take up so much time and the holidays are just too busy, maybe I could manage it in October!

  12. Ihave never heard of the "Sugar Goblin". Its a cute idea but my tween daughter might not think its such a cute idea. I may try this out and see what she thinks.

  13. This is such a cute idea for young kids. Great way to encourage sharing amongst kids.

  14. Oh neat! Is this kind of like Elf On The Shelf?

  15. I think everyone should implement a sugar goblin! What a great idea h

  16. I am not sure how I will handle it when I have kids as I myself am addicted to sugary foods. I have so much candy its no joke.