The day after Halloween

Guess how many trick-or-treaters we had last night?  Nope…lower.  Lower.  Lower.  Are you at zero yet?  Yay!  You win!

I don’t know what the hell I’m going to do with 8 pounds of leftover Halloween candy but apparently you can use it to make a pretty kick-ass chandelier:


This one’s made of hundreds of gummi bears and I’m pretty sure it smells like sugary fruity heaven except when it melts and short-circuits and you have to explain to your insurance company that your house burnt down because of gummi bears and they are totally gonna laugh at you.

And in other gummi-art related news, FuriousBall turned me onto this guy.  Apparently gummies are the new fruit bowl.

36 thoughts on “The day after Halloween

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  1. Hey…I didn’t get any either. Of course, we were out ourselves during prime trick or treating time, and our porchlight is out, but still… So I’ve got a ton of mini containers of Play Doh…let’s party!

  2. I’m sure the insurance company will laugh. Really hard, as they tell you that there is no way in hell that they will be giving you any money to pay for your burnt-down house. But still, it’s a pretty cool chandelier.

  3. For the last two years, we haven’t even gone through a whole bag of candy, and then this year, we went through two bags and H had to run out to the store for more!

  4. We had a pretty good bunch come through of all ages races and nations. Not a bad Halloween by any standards.

    Of course MY Halloween costume didn’t show off my Hoo-Hoo to all the kids, that MIGHT have something to do with it Jenny.

  5. That totally sucks that you had no trick or treaters. Maybe word has gotten out about you? (Just kidding!)

    Left overs aren’t exactly a problem in my book. I actually had to instruct my step daughter to hand out the snickers bars last. Did she listen? Nooooooooooooo! Now I am stuck with stupid candy. I envy you.

  6. I want one of those lights!

    We were out last night, so no candy in my house. Today, however? I’ll be hitting the 1/2 price sales for my OWN stash!

    (the kids got theirs, but I want my OWN) :).

  7. Very good.

    I’ll keep that in mind.

    Though I think Life Savers would be easier, as there is already a hole in the middle, and you’re not trying to bore through the gummi goodness.

  8. I wonder if it works for Skittles too.

    Hey – I only had 2 trick-or-treaters and they were my own kids!

    but I was smart and bought candy that I don’t really like….but, that didn’t stop me from trading it with candy from my kids bags that I do like.

  9. No trick-or-treaters at my house either. Which is just as well, since they might have been frightened by the chomping and gulping sounds coming from the darkened foyer as I stuffed mini snickers by the handful into my gaping maw.

  10. I can’t believe no-one said this…”And for the the weight conscious, a light snack”.

    You’re not the first I’ve read today that had no trick or treaters. I blame homeland security.

  11. I could live with a house fire if it meant getting to live with that thing first. (but I’d probably eat it before it could burn the place down.)

    wow. arty *and* delicious.

  12. gummi chandeliers. too much time on their hands. the only halloweenies i saw last night were adults. i man dressed badly as a woman. a rubenesque woman on a bike with bunny ears. a woman dressed like a deflated pumpkin.
    anyone knocks on my door, i turn the tv down and hide.

  13. JessicaC and Jenny, please send me the extra Play-doh and candy. I have plenty of time on my hands and room to “grow” into many of my pants.

  14. Zero? Wow…we had 40 and I thought that was incredibly low. I blame those who have sought to demonize Halloween, one of the best holidays out there. Who’s with me?

  15. Wow…that’s some dedication to make all that stuff. However, I keep thinking of that line in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – “Gummy bear? They’ve been in my pocket. They’re really warm and soft.” (eww) 😀

  16. I get cleaned out . . . every year. That’s why I go somewhere else now and make sure not to return until midnight!

  17. We had two kids. I have no idea what has happened to Halloween! I remember marching with what semeed like HUNDREDS of kids milling through the neighborhood! Now they just sit inside I guess! Leah was hilarious this year- she actually gave out compliments to the people giving her candy. She told one guy “you’re a nice guy” after he told her she looked cute. It was so funny. And she kept asking for “one more piece of candy…” from everyone. Of course, they obliged. How do you say no to a 2 1/2 year old dressed like a witch LOL.

  18. This was hysterical! I just loved that picture the first time around – but now – HAHAHAHA! What a great story. See ya.

  19. That’s cause they were all at my damn house. Nonstop doorbell ringing all night long. We emptied our giant candy bowl and then the kids filled it back up with their own loot.

  20. We live in the mountains, and I don’t think we’ve had a trick or treater once in the last 5 years.

    But I always make sure to buy a bag. ‘Cuz you know the one time you have no candy in the house, you’re gonna get one. LOL

  21. Oh my God, I just followed you over from Bossy’s place and this was so worth the trip. This is my favorite Halloween post of the season…you are hysterical. I’m coming back.

  22. Wow, a few years ago I went to a big art exhibit and one room was filled with gummi bear art. Up close I found it disturbing yet simultaneously delicious.

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