Looking for new, exciting, non-candy halloween treat ideas for your trick or treaters this year? Sick of handing out the same old candy that everyone else does year after year? Search no more and treat your visitors to one of these fun, fresh, different, non-candy halloween treat ideas!
Reasons to Give a Non-Candy Halloween Treat
- Kids get way too much candy at Halloween. This includes getting too much sugar.
- End up throwing some candy away. There is so much candy after trick or treating that the entire family can’t even eat it all. So it either gets tossed in the garbage or brought to work to set out. Besides, there are plenty of other holidays where kids get candy. The candy is never gone by Christmas when the kids get more, plus there is Valentine’s Day and Easter where the candy bucket gets restocked.
- Too much candy is bad for your health, teeth, and it’s high in calories.
- Sometimes it is just nice to give something different. And for the kids get something different. As a kid it is nice to get a variety of items.
- Good candy can get expensive. Some of these alternatives are actually cheaper.
Non-Candy Snack Ideas
Instead of giving candy, try handing out one on these individual sized snacks. You are still giving a treat to eat, just something different. Most of them are less calories than candy, less sugar, and take longer to eat. Plus, they can be good for your kids lunch, on the road, or before bedtime.
2.Popcorn (like skinny pop or a bag of microwave popcorn)
3.Crackers (like cheez-its or goldfish)
4.Rice Krispy Treats
Halloween Toy Ideas
Small Halloween related toys are always a hit. All of these items come in Halloween colors (orange, black, purple, green) with Halloween related objects. It is fun to get something that lasts more than 1 minute or less like a piece of candy.
7. Individual Halloween Playdoh containers
8. Stamps Click here for mini stampers example.
10.Glow sticks (something they can use that night if trick or treating is in the evening)
13.Finger puppets Click here for example of finger puppets
14.Halloween figurines See sample here
Hand out a small game instead of candy. A game can keep a child occupied for awhile. Plus, it is something they can potentially play with others – maybe the friends they are trick or treating with. There are many games to choose from and for different age levels. The prices vary quite a bit as well.
18. Small handheld game. (Oriental trading company has lots of small game options perfect for handing out to your trick or treaters.)
Play a Game
19. Even better (Depending on how many tricker treaters you receive as might not work if they are nonstop) is having your trick or treaters play a simple game to get a treat. Some examples of quick games are ring toss, pin the pumpkin, mini obstacle course, and the fishing game.
20. Another non-candy Halloween treat idea that your visitors would enjoy if you have a polaroid camera is a Halloween photo booth. Create a fun background with props they can use to make a silly photo. Then take the photo and give it to them.
It is fun as a kid to get items on a holiday that have to do with the holiday. Halloween is no exception. It could be an item they can still use that day or to continue to celebrate Halloween. Alternatively, it could be something they use next October for Halloween.
21. Halloween cup
22. Swirly Halloween straw
23. Halloween pencil
24. Halloween figure erasers or pencil toppers
25. Halloween notebook or notepad
Final Thoughts on Non-Candy Halloween Treat Ideas
Try one of these non-candy halloween treat ideas this year and be the “cool” house on the block. Instead of handing out candy, treat kids a with a less sugary snack, a small toy, a game, or other Halloween memorabilia. Give your trick or treaters a new, memorable experience this Halloween!