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Have a happy Halloween with the ideas in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- An awesome costume
- A small candy bucket
- A large durable bag, preferably drawstring
- A strong adult or a bicycle with a basket
- An extra mask or costume
- An extra bucket
Wear a great costume
Buy or make a great costume. No one likes to give candy to kids who think they're too cool to dress up.
Hit the streets early
Hit the streets early, when everyone is fully stocked. You'll also be first to the houses where people leave out bowls of candy for you to indulge in "on your honor."
Always say "trick or treat" with a smile. Sure it's cheesy, but it'll get you candy. Complimenting the homeowner on her decorations helps too.
Empty pail into larger sack
Empty your pitiful little pail into a larger sack every few houses. People are more generous if you arrive almost empty-handed. Stash the sack in your bike basket or with your adult chaperone.
Be excited! Tell everyone they're giving out your favorite candy; that way you won't seem greedy when you ask for more.
Don't eat as you go
Resist the urge to eat as you go. Serious collectors know they can't cover as much distance with a belly full of sugar.