9 Cute 'Please Take One' Halloween Signs For Your Candy Display

Because no one wants to run to the store for more candy.

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As a kid, there are few things more disappointing than running up to lit-up house on Halloween, only to find the candy bowl ransacked and empty. And no adults wants to be the neighbor that runs out of candy and is forced to give away random items, or worse, make a mad dash to the store for tiny bars of chocolate that will be on sale in a mere 12 hours. Fortunately, these “Please Take One” Halloween signs will help your trick-or-treaters go easy on the candy so it lasts all night, and you may even score some leftover candy.

Whether you’ll be out trick-or-treating so you won’t be able to monitor the candy bowl, or you just want to admire cute costumes without having to be the candy enforcer, these signs have you covered. A “Please Take One” (or two) Halloween sign is a great way to make sure latecomers don’t miss out. Plus you won’t have to suffer the embarrassment of me last year, handing over Kind bars to kids in Bluey and CocoMelon costumes who didn’t think it was so kind, because I ran out of candy (and yes I did eat some beforehand).

From free printables, to digital downloads, to framed signs you can use year after year, these “Please Take One” Halloween signs are a helpful and polite way to encourage sharing, because there’s nothing scary about that.

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A skeleton-themed Halloween sign

Let this skull be the candy enforcer for you (because it’s hard not to listen to someone in shades this cool). The “Please Take One” sign feels solid because it’s made from aluminum with rounded corners; there are also two pre-drilled holes in case you want to permanently attach this to a candy box (which could be use year after year). Otherwise it’s easy enough to lean it against something or stick to the house or bowl. The price shown is for the larger 18-inch tall sign, but there is a smaller 14-inch sign available for $23.


A free, printable Halloween sign

This fun witch sign is totally free to print, and you can laminate or frame it if you want to use it year after year. You can print this one straight from the website, or download the image and print it at a copy shop so the colors look super vibrant. I personally love the oversized witchy shoes, but there are other images to choose from too including a witch turned upside down in cauldron or a bat with some retro-feeling colors.


A cardboard ‘Please Take One’ Halloween sign

It’s sweet that this sign emphasizes taking just one piece of candy so everyone can get it on the fun. This cardboard sign will ship to you; it’s 17 x 23 inches so it’s big enough to see from far away and is a good size to hang on the door. This sign has total Halloween vibes without being scary or the wording is light and community-minded.


A Halloween yard sign

This Halloween yard sign has stakes so you don’t have to worry about where to hang it up. It’s fun and cheeky, and the witch isn’t scary looking which keeps the message light. One reviewer said, “This was just as described, and great quality. Super fast shipping was unexpected plus. Highly recommend.” For an extra $10 you can get a double-sided sign which can be read from any angle.


A monster-themed ‘Take One’ Halloween sign

It doesn’t get much cuter than these friendly trick-or-treating monsters. The sign is a generous 12 x 19 inches, so it’s easy for even the littlest monster to see. Just note it does not come with a hanger, so be prepared to use tape or sticky tack to get this one to stay up.


A ‘Please Take Two’ Halloween sign

I like that this trick-or-treat sign allows for two pieces of candy, which feels a little more spirited than one and should still allow enough to go around, especially if you have one of those giant bags of Costco treats. This is an instant download, meaning nothing will be physically shipped; instead, after you pay on Etsy, the file will be sent to your inbox for you to print at home. Trying putting it in an inexpensive black frame (the Dollar Store is good for those) to make it a bit sturdier.


A ‘Take One’ Sign for Halloween Party favors

If you’re giving out favors or candy at the end of a Halloween party, this sign tells guests what the expectations are (so you don’t have to). It’s also cute that this one isn’t traditional orange and black. Reviewers noted the speedy shipping and quality graphics from this seller. This is a print-at-home download, but it may make sense to get this professionally printed so it looks its best.


A reusable ‘Please Take One’ Halloween sign with frame

If you’re looking for a ‘Please Take One’ Halloween sign you can use year after year, this sign that comes with a frame is a good bet. It’s 12 x 18 inches so it’s highly visible, plus the frame keeps it protected from ghouls and goblins. This one is a little spooky without being scary, and it’s available with other illustrations too like friendly ghosts or a skull and crossbones.


A ghost-themed ‘Take One’ Halloween poster

Another framed option, this ghost trick-or-treat sign reminds everyone to choose just one piece I’s in an easy to read (script signs look great but it sort of defeats the purpose if a kid can’t read it). The poster is 10 x 18 inches and you can pick from a variety of paper types.

A “Please Take One” Halloween sign is a great way to make your expectations clear (and make sure you have enough candy to go around).

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