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Because after your kids have eaten 37 Kit Kat bars, there’s nothing to do but dance! Halloween begins with good intentions and a few ground rules. The goal is to minimize our children's sugar intake while they enjoy a holiday that, anecdotal evidence suggests, is one of their favorite days of the year. There’s a lot of good advice out there on making Halloween more about tricks than treats, turning candy into currency that kids can trade for special privileges at home (one package of Sour Patch Kids will buy 15 minutes of electronics or an extra book at bedtime), or sending a candy care package to the men and women serving in the armed forces. We do all of those things. But still. Somehow the kids still manage to eat a boatload of chocolate, lollipops, and all manner of gummy shapes by the day's end (and with Halloween falling on a Monday, it’s a weekend long extravaganza of parties, wigs, make-up, and a diet rich in artificial color). Plain truth - the kids are getting amped up on sugar. And they’re gonna need to work it out. We’re bringing a small crowd back to our place after Sunday afternoon Trick-or-Treating to share a nice meal, some classic apple-bobbing, and a quick dinner-time dance party. The playlist, the current hit parade, is compiled by my daughters and their friends (including a mellow cool down, all available on itunes). A great way for the kids to work off the excess energy and excitement of a day filled with joy and m&ms. And don't forget to brush!

INSTANT DANCE PARTY PLAYLIST

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Calling All the Monsters  - China Anne McClain
Dynamite - Taio Cruz
Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO
That’s Not My Name - The Ting Tings
Tell Me Something I Don’t Know – Selena Gomez
Pocketful of Sunshine  - Natasha Bedingfield
Rolling in the Deep - Maddi Jane
Baby  - Justin Bieber
Who Says - Selena Gomez
Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Party in the USA - Miley Cyrus
Holiday - Madonna
Our Song - Taylor Swift
Never Say Never  - Justin Bieber
Our Lips are Sealed - Go-Gos
Everything's Going to be Alright  - Bob Marley
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