34+ Fun Alternatives to Passing Out Halloween Candy

- - $20 or Less, Kids

There may be many reasons people want to pass out something besides candy on Halloween night.

fun-treat-alternatives-halloween-candyMaybe they want to be different from everyone else in their neighborhood passing out candy and chocolates to trick-or-treaters. Maybe they’re health conscious and don’t want to contribute to kids developing allergic reactions, sugar buzzes or cavities.

The Teal Pumpkin Project encourages households to provide non-food treats to create a safer, happier Halloween for trick-or-treaters with food allergies. Participating households are asked to place a teal pumpkin in front of their home.

Some people like to give kids a choice in their Halloween treats!

Please let me be clear though. Unless you’re a dentist, don’t pass out toothbrushes or floss. That’s just being a party pooper, and you may risk retaliation from the neighborhood kids and end up getting your house egged or toiled papered. Just saying.

Let me give you 34+ fun alternatives to passing out Halloween candy. Some of them are actually cheaper than candy!

Light-Up Flashing Toys

Light-Up Flashing Toys

Many of these items can be purchased with a Halloween theme in bulk at a discounted price from websites such as Oriental Trading.

  1. glow stick necklaces, bracelets or wands
  2. mini Play-Doh containers
  3. temporary tattoos
  4. stickers
  5. light-up flashing toys
  6. glow-in-the-dark slime
  7. glow-in-the-dark putty
  8. sticky eyeballs, skeletons, brains, etc.
  9. plastic vampire fangs
  10. plastic bugs
  11. rubber stampers

    Rubber Stampers

    Rubber Stampers

  12. bubbles
  13. party glasses or sunglasses
  14. rings, necklaces and bracelets
  15. bouncy balls
  16. balloons
  17. fake mustaches
  18. mini nail polish
  19. finger puppets
  21. mini squirt guns
  22. mini toy cars
  23. mini army guys
  24. pencils and pens

    Syringe Pens

    Syringe Pens

  25. quarters
  26. pencil toppers
  27. erasers
  28. whistles and noisemakers
  29. mini snack packs (Examples:)
    • crackers
    • fruit snacks
    • pudding
    • chips
    • raisins
    • cereal
    • popcorn
  30. mini crayon packs
  31. mini coloring books
  32. mini notepads
  33. mini activity pads
  34. mini bottles of water

Select any of the treats on this list and you’re set for Halloween night!

Halloween candy is dandy but treats don’t always have to be sweet.

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