There are two things my kids LOVE. 1. Candy, and 2. Presents! And these tissue paper pumpkin favours fall beautifully into both of those categories! Wrap up your favourite Halloween treats, and then open up the pumpkins like presents to get to the candy inside. Wouldn’t these make adorable favours at a Halloween party? And I’m so tempted to make a bunch of them to send to school as treats on Halloween! As for the ones I made, I gave them to my girls as a special after-dinner treat last night.
Am I a terrible mother for bribing my kids with candy in order to get them to eat their dinners? I feel guilty and a little bit embarrassed for admitting it, but almost every day I use the parenting cliche “If you’re hungry enough to eat candy, then you’re hungry enough to finish your dinner!” Without it, my girls would barely eat anything! So when I pulled these out last night, my girls got SO excited that they immediately gobbled up everything on their plates! (Score for me!) They were like a little present, sitting on the table, silently calling “eat-your-dinner-so-you-can-open-me-up!”