Tired of your tot eating their weight in bite-size sweets every Halloween? This may be the year to introduce the Switch Witch!
We all know that the Tooth Fairy swaps baby teeth for cash. (How much? That’s a story for another day.) Like the Tooth Fairy, the Switch Witch leaves a present for a child in exchange for a significant portion of his or her candy.
To avoid a massive tantrum, be sure to discuss the Switch Witch’s visit in the days leading up to Halloween. Ask your child what toy s/he might like to receive in exchange for leftover candy. Make the reward roughly equivalent to the amount of candy traded. Prizes don’t have to be big, expensive items. Stickers, crayons, or decorative erasers all make fantastic trades, especially for younger children.
If the experiment goes well, you can even purchase your own Switch Witch plush toy for next year!
In the meantime, make a plan to get all that extra candy out of the house. Donate it to a food pantry or shelter; give it to the teenagers who ring your bell after your kids are fast asleep; find a store that collects candy for the troops overseas; or take it to work and share the wealth.
We wish you a wonderful Halloween full of new and healthy family traditions!
Aside from being centrally located, one of the best parts of having an office in Midtown Atlanta is exploring the ever-changing food scene. Next time you schedule an appointment make sure to reserve time to eat. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, there is a tasty meal around every corner.
Speaking of around the corner, Atlanta’s newest Shake Shack is under construction next to Willy’s at Piedmont Park. The space will even feature a covid-friendly walk-up window.
Another option for a quick meal near our office is Politan Row at Colony Square. This food hall includes outposts of Federal Burger; bubble tea bar Unbelibubble; Tandoori Pizza and Wing Co.; Bun Mi Vietnamese Grill; smoothie and bowl spot YŌM; Hibachi and sushi stall Gekko; Creole-Mexican street taco stall Pretty Little Taco; Neapolitan-style pizzeria Belli; and Caribbean food spot Locale Cafe. The final two stalls, Marrakech Express and Zaddy’s, open their doors in September. If you have time to stay for a drink, Politan Row also features a 40-seat central bar.
Slightly further down 12th Street, Epicurean Atlanta is now open on West Peachtree. This 16-story hotel is designed for food lovers featuring the ground-level restaurant Reverence, Aerial Kitchen and Bar on the ninth floor terrace, and a high-tech kitchen classroom called Epicurean Theatre. Each of the 178 rooms at Epicurean Atlanta come equipped with fully stocked pantries and mini bars and food-themed design elements, including artwork and butcher-block accents.
Finally, if you are celebrating a special occasion, head south to Lyla Lila for southern European menus that evolve seasonally. This Midtown newbie recently appeared on the The New York Times’ 2021 list of 50 restaurants they’re “excited about.”
From fast casual to foodie destinations, clearly our Midtown Atlanta location will offer something tasty that fits both your schedule and budget. Bon appetit!