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Non-Candy Treat Ideas for Trick-or-Treating

Children typically get more than enough sugary treats from trick-or-treating. Some parents prefer that their child receive a non-candy offering. While those goodies may make parents happy, youngsters aren’t usually very exited about toothbrushes and similar items. Take heart, there are a number of alternatives to sugary sweets that can be given out at Halloween – and trick-or-treaters will like them. The following are some non-candy treats that can be purchased with a Halloween theme that youngsters will actually play with after the candy is gone. Be aware that some items are inappropriate for very small children. Use caution and common sense when choosing non-candy alternatives.

  • Halloween crayons
  • Mini puzzles
  • Squishy toys
  • Zipper pulls
  • Bead necklaces
  • Magic Fortune Telling Fish
  • Pokémon Halloween trading
  • card packs
  • Glowing fake bugs
  • Mini book of find the hidden objects
  • Bookmarks
  • Halloween scented pencils
  • Silly straws
  • Whoopee cushions
  • Light up rings
  • Glow sticks and jewelry
  • Slime
  • Magnets
  • Foam mask
  • Vampire teeth
  • Witch fingers
  • Stampers
  • Mini Slinky toys
  • Stickers
  • Novelty eyeglasses
  • Bubbles
  • Play-Doh
  • Mini stuffed toy
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Bouncy balls with Halloween themes
  • Slap bracelets, from the 80s and 90s
  • Rubber duck toy
  • Scary keychain lights

Prepackaged Options

Halloween can be a busy time for parents, taking their youngsters trick-or-treating and attending children’s parties. If you discover that you’ve run out of time or don’t have time to order non-candy treats, there are still options.

Consider prepackaged items such as individually packaged Goldfish crackers, popcorn, pretzels, granola bars, trail mix bars, sugar-free candy, fortune cookies, and similar goodies. Another good choice is hot chocolate or apple cider drink packets.

A number of companies offer goodies for Halloween trick-or-treaters in mini sizes or individual bags. Try giving out some mini boxes of raisins or fruit roll ups. Another good option that’s also healthy are mini oranges, apples or bananas.

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