Halloween Switch Witch

When my boys were small they enjoyed trick-or-treating but I didn't want them to eat all that candy. My friend told me about the Halloween Elf who takes away the candy and leaves a toy in its place. I thought that was a great idea. We let them choose a few pieces then put the rest out by the doorstep at night and in the morning a new toy would be in its place!

Since then I've heard about this tradition from many other parents. Some call it the Halloween Fairy or Switch Witch.

What does your family do?

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What a great idea!


We have always just eaten half of our kids candy! Hahaha! I have never heard of these awesome ideas! I’m excited to give them a go!


First, we only trick or treat on our street, so we don’t get tons, and then they get to choose a few pieces we spread out for the week. Then we give it away to our church or just toss it. Switch witch sounds fun! We were always just boring and said you only get a few pieces and they never knew any different haha


I am so excited to do the Switch Witch with my son! Last Halloween he was still so little and wasn’t really sure what it was all about. Now at 18m he is so excited for halloween! He funny enough has been enjoying the witch decorations more so than any others! He runs around the house with his wand and points it up to cast spells!! We’ve spoken about the SW a little bit already and I’m so excited to see his reaction with it! Already have a fun fall book as his little gift 🍁

Nicole Cliche

We switch witch money for the kids to put into their savings account! Double win in my book.

Jordan L

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