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15 Ways to do Halloween without candy!

By Lisa Leake

Whoever said you “had” to hand out candy on Halloween anyway? Trust me kids will be getting PLENTY of candy this month regardless so it wouldn’t hurt, and it actually might help, if you break up the monotony by doing something a little different. I personally kind of like to be different (let’s just call it “unique”) anyway. And let’s face it…bags of candy aren’t exactly cheap either so some of these alternatives might cost the same or even less for your Halloween night handout. Most of them will last a lot longer, too!

Creative alternatives for trick-or-treaters…

  1. Packs of mini play dough containers
  2. A mix of inexpensive Halloween-themed toys from a place like Michael’s, Oriental Trading, Target or Wal-Mart (pictured)
  3. Miniature bottles of water or all natural juice boxes (love this idea because we are always thirsty when we’re out and about trick-or-treating)
  4. Spooky collection of Halloween “frights” like plastic eyeballs, rubbery rats, and fake fingers
  5. Light-up glow sticks, which can usually be found in a pack of 15 at Michael’s or Target for only $1 (that’s what we’re going to give out this year!)
  6. Halloween pencils and mini activity books or pads of paper
  7. Toothbrushes (big kids might turn their noses up to this, but my children happen to think new toothbrushes are fun)
  8. Mini Lara Bars and/or packs of raisins
  9. Inexpensive little books from thrift stores, garage sales, or the dollar store
  10. “Birthday landfill” as one facebook fan called it, which is basically a collection of all the little gizmos and gadgets from party favor bags throughout the year
  11. Temporary tattoos and/or stickers
  12. Small bags of microwavable popcorn
  13. Fruit leathers (made with 100% fruit)
  14. Homemade crayons made in muffin tins in the oven (google it)
  15. Local apples…they are currently in season so why not!


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3 responses to “15 Ways to do Halloween without candy!

  1. renee October 29, 2012 at 10:15 am

    I would like to remind you that the reason no one hands out apples anymore is because a long time ago a child brought home an apple laden with razor blades and pins. Was it true? Who knows. Now it sounds like an urban legend made up by an industrial food complex marketing executive. So, nix to the apple.

    • docakilah October 29, 2012 at 11:00 am

      It was indeed an urban legend. If you really think about it. How can you get a shinny red apple and not see that a slit was made into it for the razor blade? How can you get an apple and not notice pin holes in it? Does that make sense to you?

      When I was a little girl I use to pick crab apples from a tree in our yard. I always………ALWAYS inspect the apples for worms holes and bugs before eating them. Children are not stupid (but adults are). They inspect whole fruit before eating them.

      So give out apples and learn to use common sense instead of believing old folk tales.

    • KhleSmizth November 6, 2012 at 2:54 pm

      I agree!

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