All the neighbors are handing out Halloween candy - that's a given. So why not stand out from the crowd and give kids something that isn't packed with sugar? These options are just as fun, give allergy parents peace of mind, and are guaranteed to get children excited long after they've taken off their costumes and are ready for post-trick-or-treat adventures.
1. Glow sticks.
Here's a not-so-fun fact: Children are most at risk for being hit by a car on Halloween night, according to TODAY. While you can't control what costumes other kids wear (though light-reflecting options are ideal), you can toss glow-in-the-dark accessories into their bag to help them stay visible. Plus, who doesn't love a glow necklace?
Speaking of stickers, what kid doesn't love decorating their notebooks with fun adhesives? Sheets of festive stickers make for fun treats that won't weigh down trick-or-treaters' bags.
In a happy coincidence, Nature Nate's Raw & Unfiltered Honey comes in cute orange-and-black packets that pair perfectly with your Halloween decor. It'll give the kids an energy boost that won't keep them awake later - some evidence even suggests consuming raw honey before bed can help induce the production of tryptophan, an amino acid that makes people sleepy.
4. Snack bags.
If you don't have a ton of time to shop, prepackaged individual servings of pretzels, fruit snacks, and Goldfish are all great non-candy Halloween treat options.
5. Pencils, erasers, and pencil toppers.
School supplies in fun shapes and patterns give them something to enjoy after Halloween ends.
7. Spooky accessories
8. Mini bottles of water.
Walking from door to door can be a workout, so help the kiddos stay hydrated while they make the rounds. Slap on a festive label and you're ready to go.
9. Play dough.
Whether you hand out a mix of shades or opt for Halloween colors only, kids will love playing with the goods inside these iconic canisters long after the holiday has passed.
10. Temporary tattoos.
Halloween-themed tattoos are safe for the kiddos, easy to press on, and they'll have a blast showing them off at school the next day.
11. Bouncy balls.
12. Key chains.
Whether they slip it around their jeans in the coming days or add it to their backpack, the kids will love bouncing around with a pumpkin, vampire, or ghoulish key chain.
13. Slap bracelets.
You loved them in the '80s and '90s, and now your kids will know the joy of a slap bracelet too. These festive versions keep the Halloween spirit alive.
14. Activity pads.
Instead of a treat that'll last for all of five seconds, hand out 48 pages worth of assorted coloring sheets, puzzles, and games that'll keep them occupied for hours.
15. Drink packets.
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