Halloween Treats

It’s that time of year again. Where we all set our kids loose on a school night, and let them eat enough sugar to put them in a completely altered state of mind. I’m not gonna lie, it’s one of my favorite holidays. But if you you’re feeling a little guilty for contributing to the gluttony(or you just want to offer some good alternatives for kids with food allergies)here are a few ideas for healthier treats and non-food items.

A lot of these items can be found at dollar stores, bargain bins and party favor sections at places like Target.

  • Glow sticks
  • Stickers
  • Pencils and pencil toppers
  • Plastic bugs or animals
  • Bandaids with cartoon characters
  • Mini crayon packs
  • Mini Play-Doh
  • Hair bows, barrettes, clips
  • Erasers
  • Mini slinkies
  • Bouncy balls
  • Mini coloring books
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Spider rings
  • Mini bottles of water (Costco)
  • Mini nail polish
  • Applesauce or other fruit pouches (Costco)
  • Mini plastic army men
  • Hot Wheels
  • Mini coloring books
  • Plastic vampire fangs
  • Whistles
  • Mini rubber stamps
  • Mini water squirt guns
  • Mini notebooks
  • Whistles
  • Costume jewelry
  • Travel size lotions, soaps, etc.
  • Bubbles
  • Toothbrushes
  • Sacagawea coins (Okay, that last one only works if you’ve got way too much money, or only get a handful of trick-or-treaters)

This list could go on forever. Find a variety of things for different ages and tastes, and let the kids pick one thing. You'll be surprised at how excited they can get over something so small.

Happy Treating!