Halloween candy alternatives -- trick or treat ideas

by tealmermaid

Give the neighborhood children a treat that will last longer than a sugar rush.

Tired of giving candy to trick or treaters? If you ae like most parents, you dread the yearly influx of candy when your child goes trick or treating. Why not give something that will not leave the youngsters on a sugar high? There are a variety of small items suitable for trick or treat giving such as small Halloween toys or Halloween themed school supplies. These seasonal items would also work well as party favors for a children's Halloween party. Choose an alternative to Halloween candy -- and all the area parents will thank you!

Plastic Halloween jewelry

Kids love plastic Halloween jewelry

Any Halloween costume would be enhanced by the addition of some well-chosen Halloween jewelry. For kids that means the perennially popular plastic spider rings. What kid would not be delighted by a plastic orange or black spider ring? Another option for Halloween trick or treat giving is to hand out glow bracelets -- not only fun, but also good for Halloween safety when trick or treating after dark. Anything that glows in the dark is automatically "cool" for a typical kid.

Think outside the box for Halloween
Think outside the box for Halloween

This assortment pack of spider rings comes with four colours: black, orange, green, and purple. Plenty of choices for choosy trick or treaters.

Kids love anything that glows in the dark, so these bracelets are sure to be a huge hit with your trick or treaters.

Halloween school supplies

Enjoy Halloween school supplies all year round

Kids love going to school after Halloween to show off what they received while trick or treating. Why not give out school supplies in their trick or treat bags? It would be a pleasant change from dragging the usual bag of candies to school, with an added bonus that they can enjoy Halloween memories for so long as that pencil or eraser lasts! Halloween bookmarks are also a great and educational Halloween party favor. It is of course always good to promote reading for younger children.

DesignWay Halloween Pencil, 48-Pack

These pencils are far better and more useful for kids than a bag of candies.

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Halloween party favors

Small toys are big Halloween fun

If a sensible party favor for your Halloween party or trick or treat giving is too boring, choose a variety of small Halloween themed toys to give. Temporary tattoos are always a big hit with children, as are stickers and rubber ducks. And what kid would not love Halloween Play-Doh or bubbles? Select several favors for your trick or treaters, and combine them into a convenient cellophane bag for easy giving.

6 Halloween Rubber Duck Charms - 1 of 6 Different Duckies

These adorable ducks would be a delightful surprise in any kid's trick or treat bag.

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Play Doh 36-Can Mega Pack (Amazon Exclusive)

Buy a couple of these 36 can mega-packs, and you have enough Play-doh for every kid on the block.

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Bubbles - 0.6 oz size - 24 per unit colors vary

These small but mighty bottles of bubbles are always a hit as a Halloween treat.

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Do you give out candy or treats for Halloween?

Updated: 02/16/2017, tealmermaid
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