Prevent sugar overload by handing out these goodies.
All the other neighbors will be giving them sweets—why not hand out these healthy, non-candy ideas instead this year? It’s not like the detrimental health effects of consuming sugar are unknown, so give your conscience a break by doling out one of these fun candy alternatives.
1. GLOW STICKS.
Children are most at risk for being hit by a car on Halloween night. Light-reflecting costumes, and glow-in-the dark accessories, can help them stay visible.
Pick up Halloween-themed party-sized bottles at a party supply store or grab packs of plain white ones from the dollar store and decorate them with Halloween stickers.
3. STICKERS AND TEMPORARY TATTOOS.
Speaking of stickers, what kid doesn’t love decorating their notebooks with fun adhesives? Sheets of brightly colored stickers make for fun treats that won’t weigh down trick-or-treaters’ bags.
4. DRINK PACKETS.
Give the kids a treat they can look forward to savoring later—a mug of warm apple cider or hot chocolate, for instance, on a cold winter night.
5. SNACK BAGS.
We’re talking prepackaged individual servings of pretzels, fruit snacks, Goldfish—you get the drift.
6. PENCILS, ERASERS, AND PENCIL TOPPERS.
School supplies in fun shapes and patterns give them something to enjoy after Halloween ends.
7. SPOOKY ACCESSORIES.
Think plastic vampire teeth, plastic spider rings, temporary tattoos (like the Creepy Crawly designs from Tattly), and other age-appropriate goody-bag fillers you can pick up at the party supply or dollar store.
8. MINI BOTTLES OF WATER.
Walking from door to door can be a workout! Help the kiddos stay hydrated while making the rounds.
9. POCKET CHANGE.
Yep, that’s right. When you need a really, truly last-minute treat, turn to the ol’ change jar. We bet the kids will be delighted to have something to add to the piggy bank that didn’t come from mom and dad.