5 great Halloween care packages

If you can't be there to share the tricks, send the kids some great treats

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Dressing up as a vampire and swooping around the neighborhood collecting buckets of free candy is a truly momentous occasion for a kid. Throw in a couple of pumpkin-carving parties, a haunted-house tour, and a costume parade, and Halloween provides nonstop fun.

Get in on the action, even if you live hundreds of miles away, by sending your grandchildren a Halloween “scare package.” Following are a few fiendish theme ideas to get you started.