Last week I showed you how to make a Cauliflower Head centerpiece for your Halloween veggie platter using an upcycled styrofoam head. Today, I'm going to show you how to use the same head to display your trick-or-treat candy.
But first, the back story...
A few years ago, I bought organic lollipops to pass out to trick-or-treaters. It's not that I have issues with sweets or treats...in fact, it's quite the contrary. I have a serious sweet tooth. It's more about the quality of what I buy and knowing where it comes from. (I'll save that rant for another day.) Suffice to say, I ended up with these Yummy Earth organic lollipops.
No offense to Yummy Earth, but I didn't feel they were the most exciting treats ever. They were flat and lacked the flash of all the candy bars from the drug store. I felt good about my choice, but was still feeling conflicted about whether or not I was being a candy scrooge. I wanted to stay true to my values but still offer the kids something fun.
So this is where the head comes in. Wanting to prove to myself and the neighborhood that a healthy, ethical, green Halloween doesn't have to be lame, I came up with this lollipop head display....to shock and amaze my trick-or-treaters. It worked. Everyone loved it.
The head came from the thrift store and was already painted this weird green. After a quick rinse, all I had to do was poke holes in the head with a BBQ skewer and stick in the pops. The kids all thought it was hilarious when I held out a head full of candy instead of the usual bowl or tray.
I guess the moral of this story is that you should always stick to your morals and...presentation is everything. LOL. In the end, I also realized I was projecting my own perceptions of what is cool and fun onto the poor lollipops. I have never met a kid that didn't like a lollipop, so who am I to judge?
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you found some inspiration here. Please feel free to share your comments. I'll have a few more Halloween posts coming up before the 31st, so I hope you'll check back often. You can follow along at any of the links below so you don't miss a thing.
Until then... XOXO, Cindi