Halloween is on its way, and that means it's time to start preparing for the onslaught of trick-or-treaters. If you're not sure how much you need, this handy formula will give you a good idea.
Photo by Sam Howzit.
Sure, you could walk into a store and just grab a bunch of bags of fun-size lollies, but without a little forethought you'll either be left with extra food or not enough. To give you a ballpark estimate, Taryn Williford at Apartment Therapy developed this formula:
- (Kids in your neighbourhood / Servings in a bag of candy) x (Quality of decorations in your neighbourhood on a scale of 1 to 5 + Quality of weather on a scale of 1 to 5)
- Now divide that number by 2
That's how many bags you should grab. It might seem odd, but the neighbourhood decor and weather are important factors to consider. Kids and their chaperones are more likely to trick-or-treat in neighbourhoods where it's obvious people are celebrating the holiday, and a wicked wind is sure to keep some young ghouls at home.
A Highly Scientific Formula for How Much Halloween Candy to Buy This Year [Apartment Therapy]