Today I wanted to share this free printable please take one sign that you can download this Halloween and place outside by your candy bowl. Great for those who may not be home that night.. or those who just don’t want to answer the door!
Now, I wouldn’t go so far as to say I’m the Halloween version of Mr. Scrooge, but I’m definitely not one one to go all out for the holiday.
Don’t get me wrong, I have a blast trick or treating with my kids. And I most definitely have a grand old time eating the majority of their candy for the little while I still can before they are old enough to notice.
Growing up, there were a bunch of parents in my neighborhood that would be all dressed up in costume when they opened up the door for trick or treaters on Halloween night. They would be wearing capes, have fake blood on their face and spider webs would be lining the front door.
However, me as a parent… I’m the one who would much rather sit at home in my pajamas after the kids are in bed, turn off all the lights and go through whatever measures I have to to make it seem as if no one is at home. Okay.. so maybe I am the Halloween version of Mr. Scrooge after all.
In my defense, I live in an odd area that’s between a few major roads. Unless the kids happen to live on my street, we tend to not get too many trick or treaters around my house anyway. My dog also goes absolutely crazy with barking when as much as the wind blows, let alone the door bell ringing. The dog barks, the baby cries, mom and dad have a headache… Having strangers ring our door bell all night is just not good for anyone in my house.
This sign would be great for anyone who will be out at a party Halloween night, trick or treating with their kids or are just planning on a late night Target run.
All the neighborhood kids can still get their candy even if you are not home. Alternatively, even if you will be home all dressed up in costume and ready for those trick or treaters; at some point you may run out of candy. If that’s the case, and you’re not in the mood to make a trip out to the store, you can always place the sign in an empty bowl right outside of your door. This will let all of the tick or treaters know that you’re out of candy for the night.
But from personal experience, don’t leave your candy out in your good serving bowl. You never know if someone might just take the whole bowl to themselves and run. You can find super cheap and super cute candy buckets like the one in my photo at a dollar or pretty much any store around Halloween.
Free Printable Please Take One Halloween Sign
Simply print out this trick or treat sign on a piece of standard paper or cardstock and you’re ready to go out for the night!
This free printable please take one Halloween sign features the words “Please take one, just to be fair. Or maybe two… if you dare!” Don’t ask me how long it took me to come up with a cute saying that actually rhymed! I should probably write a blog post with all of the rejects I had come up with before settling on this saying. You would all be in for a big laugh.
The sign is sized to print on an 8.5×11 inch page. Once printed, you can trim the bottom of the page to create the 8.5x5x5 inch sign.
While you can print on regular printer paper, I’d definitely recommend using white cardstock for the best quality print.
Next, you can either simply tape the sign to an area near your candy bowl, or even to the candy bowl itself.
Another option would be to tape the sign to a large popsicle stick, a wooden paint stick, or an old ruler like I did. Place the stick inside your candy bowl and you’re set!
Feel free to download and print as many signs as you would like. However, please do not edit or redistribute the sign in any way.
Favorite Printable Supplies:
These are a few of my favorite supplies that I use for printable games and activities:
- White Cardstock: For most projects, I recommend printing onto cardstock. It is much more durable than standard printer paper and often produces a higher quality print.
- Crayons: A staple in any crafting household. Crayola is always the top notch choice!
- Kid Friendly Safety Scissors: These are perfect for little kids learning how to use scissors. They cut paper but not fingers or hair!
- Glue Sticks: These disappearing purple glue sticks are by far my favorite! I love buying them in bulk since we use them so often!
- Lamination Machine: Laminating printables are a great way to make them last longer. If you are planning on laminating to make games reusable, be sure to get a bunch of dry erase markers as well.
- Dry Erase Pockets: Dry erase pockets are a great alternative to using a lamination machine when wanting to make printable games and activities reusable.
- Printer: A high quality printer is always recommended for the best results. If you are in need of a printer this Brother Wireless Printer is a great choice.
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