It’s almost THAT time again . . . a magical, mystical and fun-filled evening of tricks and treats and a myriad of costumes! The happy kids are on their way, so you get ready for the big night with the annual candy-buying binge! Talk about sugar overload!
While all the neighbors are handing out Halloween candy, why not stand out from the crowd and give the kiddos something to enjoy after the costumes are taken off and are ready for post trick or treat activities?
Why not give out some non-candy treats? They will be a hit with the neighborhood kids!
Here are Halloween treat ideas for all different budgets that will provide hours of fun for kids.
Glow sticks are a particularly good choice, as they can be made into necklaces and bracelets and you can purchase a pack of glow sticks for less than a large bag of Halloween candy.
What kid doesn't love decorating with these fun items? And these festive stickers make for fun treats that won't weigh down trick-or-treaters' bags.
Nature Nate's Raw & Unfiltered Honey comes just happens to come in cute orange-and-black packets that pair perfectly with your Halloween decor. Honey gives 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.
Yo- Yos – you do not have to say anything else! Grab a pack of these mini Yo-Yo and provide kids with hours of entertainment.
Pencils, Erasers, and Pencil Toppers
School supplies in fun shapes and patterns give them something to enjoy after Halloween ends.
These glow in the dark vampire fangs are another one of our favorite cost-effective options. You could even pair these with a glow in the dark necklace and still have a very inexpensive Halloween treat!
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.
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.
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.
They were fun 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.
Each trick or treater will get three sticks of chalk with this particular sidewalk chalk party pack. What kid wouldn’t want that as a treat?!
One word that mean “childhood” – Slinky. Kids just never get tired of slinkies. Give parents a blast from the past and the kids entertainment with slinkies! These mini slinkies are the perfect size to hand out at Halloween or throw in gift bags for a class.
If you still want to give out food but not necessarily candy, check your local Sam’s Club or Costco for individually packaged snacks like pretzels, or fruit snacks. If you don’t have access to a warehouse club or store that sells these items, try the following products on Amazon.
Here is a not-so-fun fact from T's Learning Center, the top-rated childcare facility in Jacksonville and surrounding areas: 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.