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3. Limit the number of desserts and candy.

Six to eight sweet items should suffice – anything more is overwhelming for kids. "I would have a nice mix of homemade and store-bought desserts and candies. Cute little cookies, ghost cookies, maybe pumpkin-shaped cookies, brownies, and cupcakes. Cupcakes that say ‘boo’ on them, pop ups on them. Fill [the table] up with lots of orange, black and white candies – M&Ms, jelly beans, pumpkin shaped candies, and lots of spooktacular desserts!"