Candy! Candy! Candy! That’s what my kids LOVE about Halloween. I, however, am not the biggest fan of the stuff. I allow my kids to have their fair share, but I refuse to hand out your typical “Halloween Candy” to all the neighborhood kids. Here are a few ideas that are still fun and cool, but not filled with all that bad stuff like high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, artificial flavors, and hydrogenated oils.
- Play-doh: A few years ago our Costco sold mini containers of play-doh. The kids (and teenagers) loved them!
- Mini bottles of water or organic juice boxes: Everyone gets thirsty trick or treating and these are great to receive when you are thirsty! Costco sells organic juice boxes for an affordable price!
- Temporary Tattoos or Stickers: You can get Halloween themed ones or regular ones. Everyone loves temporary tattoos!
- Glow Sticks: Last year our neighbors gave out glowstick necklaces to all the kids! Kids like them and it helps make everyone visible. They were all ready to go and she put them on each and every child as they came to their door!
- Coins: Who doesn’t love free money?
- Halloween Toys: Assorted Halloween toys can be found at craft stores and sites like Oriental Trading.
- Fruit Leathers or Raisins: Choose fruit leathers made with 100% fruit. Trader Joe’s has them! Also, most stores sell mini boxes of raisins for a decent price.
- Toothbrushes: Seems a little silly, but my kids love getting new toothbrushes! Plus, its useful for those eating all their candy.
- Organic Fruit Snacks: We did this one last year! It was easy, cheap (once again, Costco) and although still full of sugar, there are no artificial flavors or colors.
- Books: Most kids enjoy books! You can pick them up at the dollar store, yard sales or thrift stores.
- Crayons: If you stock up at back to school time, you can get a great deal! We love getting new boxes of crayons.
- Mini Coloring Books: Major stores sell mini Halloween coloring books with in their holiday displays.
- Bouncy Balls: Who doesn’t love playing with a bouncy ball?
What’s your favorite non-candy Halloween treat?