Halloween offers so many opportunities for fun when you’re a small child. Carving pumpkins, drinking apple cider, and dressing up in costume are among the favorite activities. But when it’s all said and done, there’s one aspect of the holiday that reigns supreme among all kids: CANDY.
Going door to door to show the neighbors your awesome costume would still be fun, but without the prospect of being rewarded with candy it’s hard to say if very many children would even bother. After all, racing home to dump out the bag of goodies is awesome!
With that in mind, here is our playlist of 10 songs about candy that small kids will enjoy listening to while their sorting, trading, and eating candy. We’ve also included next to each song some of the most popular candies in history, so you know what to buy for the big night. You don’t want to be the neighbor with the awful candy do you?
Red Vines. “I Want Candy” by Bow Wow Wow
Blow Pops. “Sunshine, Lollipops & Rainbows” by Lesley Gore
Sweet Tarts. “The Lollipop Guild” by Harry Stanton
Nerds. “Oh The Good Ship Lollipop” by Shirley Temple
Snickers. “Candy Girl” by New Edition
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. “Candy” by Mandy Moore
Pixie Stix. “Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies
Gummi Worms. “Sugar Town” by Nancy Sinatra
Jelly Bellies. “Tutti Frutti” by Little Richard
M&M’s. “Yummy, Yummy, Yummy” by Ohio Express
If you plan it right you can use the songs to burn off the candy energy. Keep the room quiet while children sort their goods, gobble the candy, and discuss among themselves whose pile is better. When the sugar hits, crank up the music and let them dance like crazy! They’ll be ready for a pillow and a Charlie Brown movie in no time flat.