25 Non-Candy Halloween Alternatives

Halloween Alternatives

With less than a month until Halloween, (holy hell, how did that happen?) it may be time to start prepping your treats! Perhaps you love nothing more than stocking up on the Costco – size bag of chocolate and candy. Or, as seems to be the growing trend, perhaps you’d rather hand out an alternative to candy. No, you don’t need to be the dentist who hands out toothbrushes! Maybe one of your kids has a food allergy (check out the Teal Pumpkin Project), or you are trying to avoid excess sugar, or just maybe you’re interested in trying something new. Perhaps your trunk or treat requires a non-candy option. Maybe you’re a teacher who is hoping to put together a goodie bag for your students without chocolate or candy. No one knows better than a teacher that kids around Halloween have way more energy than usual!

Whatever the reason, we’ve got you covered.  Here are 20 great alternatives to candy as Halloween treats!

Think of Your Budget

Some of these options are very cost-effective, while others may be more of a splurge purchase. It, of course, depends on your budget and how many trick or treaters you expect. Some of these treats can be DIY’ed, which would more than likely really help stretch your dollar. Buying in bulk is also a great way to get more for your money! If you’ve bought a gross unit of bouncy balls, for example, you can save them for party favors, stocking stuffers, or even for next year’s Halloween!

  1. Temporary Tattoos
  2. Notebooks
  3. Glow Sticks
  4. Lip Balmlip balm
  5. Pencils
  6. Vampire Teeth
  7. Play-doh play doh
  8. Halloween Masks halloween masks
  9. Bouncy Balls
  10. Drinking Cups
  11. Coloring Books
  12. Crayons
  13. Finger Puppets
  14. Stencils
  15. Stamps stamps
  16. Yo-yos
  17. Jewelry
  18. Clappers
  19. Sticky Hands
  20. Bubbles
  21. Pretzels
  22. Goldfish goldfish
  23. Eye Patch
  24. Puzzles puzzles
  25. Whistles
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Tom and Lauren Tate met each other in college and fell in love (there may or may not have been alcohol involved). Years later, they got married, had a baby and now live happily in Southeastern PA with their little boy. Lauren manages the home, while Tom manages projects at a software company. While their interests range from cooking and working out (her) and playing guitar and video games (him), together they manage to maintain a blog, Little Old Home (www.littleoldhome.com).

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