Every year on October 31 one thing is certain: kids will don costumes and stroll through the neighborhood in hopes of scoring some Halloween goodies. But why limit what you hand out to just sugar-filled yummies? Stand out from the crowd and give kids something that will last them longer than a week (or less). These non-candy Halloween treats are just as fun, give allergy parents peace of mind, and are guaranteed to get children excited long after they've taken their costumes off and are ready for their post-trick-or-treat adventures of the night.
Though the neighborhood kids may look forward to indulging their sweet tooth after hours of trick-or-treating every year, there’s no doubt they’d enjoy these non-candy Halloween treats just as much but in different ways. Instead of eating their favorite candies first, they can add awesome Halloween supplies to their pencil bag to show their friends or decorate the fridge with their new, festive magnets.
If you want to combine your love for DIY projects and Halloween, these magnets are the best of both worlds and are the perfect trick-or-treat bag stuffer when you're looking for a non-candy alternative.
2. Vinyl bears
Not everything about All Hallows' Eve has to be spooky. Oriental Trading's mini vinyl Halloween bears make for the sweetest keepsakes.
It's never too early to get kids interested in arts and crafts, and these Halloween stampers are bound to do just that.
Slinkies are fun for everyone, and Halloween-themed slinkies serve as great candy alternatives for all the kiddos who ring your doorbell on October 31.
6. Mini skateboards
Before the fidget spinner, there was the Tech Deck — the miniature skateboard every single person played with in middle school, and Oriental Trading has the cutest Halloween mini skateboards.
7. 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.
10. 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.
11. Pencils, erasers, and pencil toppers
School supplies in fun shapes and patterns give them something to enjoy after Halloween ends.
13. Spooky accessories
14. 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.
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.
16. 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.
17. Bouncy balls
18. 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, skeleton, or ghost key chain.
19. 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.
20. 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.
21. Drink packets
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