Looking for alternative non-candy Halloween treat ideas? We get you and we can help.
As we all know, Halloween is just around the corner. As a parent taking the kids trick-or-treating, it basically means, an endless supply of candy.
That candy is usually still around come Thanksgiving, when you toss it into the trash can. That seems like such a waste of money to me. I’d rather give the kids a little something other than candy.
It is not even only my own kids I worry about. I know that many have allergies and so I would hate to hand out food that might make someone sick….or something they can not eat.
That is why I created this list of 40 alternative non-candy Halloween treat ideas. If you are like me in the way you plan Halloween, then this will be perfect for you!
40 Alternative Non-Candy Halloween Treat Ideas
1. Halloween bubbles. Lots of fun and something the kids will actually play with and use.
3. Freeze Pops. The kids can take them home and toss into the freezer to have a treat later on.
4. Halloween Erasers. These are VERY affordable (just under $7 for 144). So they not only cost less than candy, they last longer too!
5. Spider Rings. These give me the creeps, but kids love them! You can pick up 144 of them for less than $7!
6. Stampers. Lots of fun for the kids — and they can use them any time of the year if you get those that are not specific to Halloween.
7. Game and favor books. Something for the kids to do — which makes them use those precious minds!
8. Monster Tattoos. Kids LOVE these temporary tattoos!
9. Stretchy Flying Bats. These things are SO much fun (just make sure the kids play with them outside).
10. Caprisun. Skip the food and toys and go for a beverage instead!
11. Microwave popcorn. This is small and won’t take up too much space in those Halloween bags! If you buy closer to Halloween, stores often sell bags with fun Halloween decorations on them too.
12. Halloween Pencils. A simple idea which is perfect for any trick or treater.
13. Halloween Stickers. My kids LOVE stickers! Give kids 2 – 3 different stickers and they’ll be tickled!
14. Bookmarks. What a great way to instill reading for your guests!
15. Glow bracelets. These are fun for kids of all ages!
16. Whistles. My kids LOVE whistles! I found these fun Skeleton whistles which are perfect for Halloween.
17. Fun Bandaids. If your kids are like mine, they get a scratch and need a band-aid. These are fun! You can get a box and give 2 or 3 to each trick-or-treater.
18. Rubber Duckies. My kids still get a kick out of rubber duckies!!
19. Bouncy Balls. I don’t know what it is about balls, but my kids love them!
20. Glow-in-the-Dark Sticky Eyes. My oldest told me that this is perfect for 10 and 11 year old kids (so there you’ve got an expert opinion).
21. Mandarin oranges with faces. Instead of giving a sweet treat, give a healthy one instead. Draw fun pumpkin faces on your oranges to give to the kids.
22. Mini boxes of raisins. Still something for them to eat – but not nearly as sweet!
23. Mini crayons. Kids love to draw and color, so these are perfect!
24. Slide whistles. I mentioned whistles above, but these are a little different in that they are a slide whistle.
25. Spinning Tops. A fun toy for kids (ages 3 and up).
26. Mini slinkies. I still pay with these when my kids bring them home (shhh….don’t tell them).
27. Slap bracelets. These take me back to my own pre-teen years! Kids still love them!
28. Kids’ Mustache. These are a lot of fun for kids!
29. Silly Straws. Always a hit!
30. Wind Up Toys. These little toys are fun for kids of all ages.
31. Mini notepads. You could give one of these along with a pencil (see above).
32. Mini Yo-Yos. I still have yet to master a yo-yo — but my kids do great!
33. Vampire teeth. What is Halloween with out Vampire teeth?
34. Wax Lips. I remember these OH so well when I was young! (These are a bit more expensive, so might be better for a smaller gathering of kids).
35. Stretchy Skeletons. These are also a bit more expensive, but could be fun for the kids attending your party (rather than to hand out to trick or treaters).
36. Stress balls. These mini stress balls are a lot of fun (we have a large one and my kids love it).
37. Friendship rope bracelets. My seven year old is a HUGE fan of these kids of bracelets!
38. Porcupine Balls. Can’t go wrong with these!
39. Silly Bandz. These are not as popular as they once were, but kids still love them.
40. Finger Puppets. These are adorable!
What other items do you have to add to our list?