Non-Candy Treat Ideas for Halloween!

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Imagine going trick-or-treating and not being able to enjoy any of your treats because you have a sensitivity to what is in the candy or snacks.  Every year many kids have to give up their treats because of their food allergies.  Here are some Non-Candy ideas for this years Trick-Or-Treat festivities.

Halloween Themed pencils are perfect for this years ghosts and goblins.  Not only are they colorful and share the holiday spirit, they are also useful in the next few days at school.  If you have more toddlers coming through your neighborhood, then a small pack of crayons is a great alternative.

Glowsticks are a great treat for Halloween.  There are a variety of styles: ranging from bracelets to necklaces to pendants.  Not only are these fun to play with, but they are great during the dark hours of Halloween!

What child doesn’t like bubbles? These are a great Trick or Treat alternative for kids of all ages.  Don’t be surprised if mom or dad look a little jealous of their kids goodies.

Another great idea for non-candy treats is coins.  If you know you have a lot of really young children coming around, you can always wrap a few coins in a little pouch made from cellophane tied with a ribbon.  Otherwise, just dropping a few coins in the bottom of the Trick-Or-Treat bag works just as well!

Spider Rings and Vampire Fangs are always a hit with your elementary age Trick-Or-Treaters. These may not be suitable for children under age of 3, so make sure to have a back up treat for those little ones.

If you’re looking for something unique or something that you can make yourself, you can create sensory bags. ParentingChaos has a great tutorial for how to make Glow In The Dark Sensory Rice.

Will you be giving any non-candy treats for Halloween?


  1. These are some great ideas for candy alternatives. I know many kids who cant have candy because of allergies and things.
    When i was younger i would get pencils and coins and stickers and always thought that was cooler than the candy

    • I completely agree. I wish more parents would give something other than sugary treats for Halloween. Last year, my kids didn’t go trick or treating because I didn’t want to deal with sorting through the candy that was okay to eat versus not.

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