Be a Halloween trendsetter when you skip the candy and give out toys to trick-or-treaters. The Teal Pumpkin Project, which raises awareness of food allergies and promotes inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout Halloween, encourages us to have non-candy items available for children with food allergies. But you don’t have to reserve the non-candy items for just the kids with food allergies. Everyone is better off with a mouthful of vampire teeth than a mouthful of sugar. To make Halloween shopping a little easier, we’ve put together a list for you of 8 perfect Halloween treats that aren’t candy (links to products are below the infographic). Have a healthy Halloween!
1. Glow Sticks
Glow stick bracelets will light up the night. Trick-or-treaters will be thrilled to add these to their costumes. They can even be a costume all on their own. A tube of one hundred sticks sells on Amazon for under $10. The manufacturer claims the bracelets will glow for 8-12 hours.
These glow sticks come with hooks so kids can easily hang them on treat bags or pails.
Minions, that is all. In my recent experience, anything minions makes kids happy. These minion-inspired goggles have holes for the eyes and make a perfect addition to Halloween loot. Sold in a package of 8. Other minions items include pencils, rubber bracelets, bouncy balls, and stampers.
Geddes adorable Halloween mini erasers are shaped like ghosts, goblins, witches, and more. They’re perfect for Halloween parties and for trick-or-treaters. The price is perfect, too. You can purchase 240 erasers for $12. If, however, you’re looking for eyeball erasers, these should do the trick.
If you don’t feel like erasers are enough of a treat, Geddes pencils topped with Halloween themed erasers definitely are. They come as a set of 36 pencils with six different designs.
Gnarly teeth (recommended for ages 12 and up) are likely to get a (gross) smile out of even the surliest of teens. Each vinyl set of teeth fits over your real teeth, instantly transforming you into a new creepy character. Nine different styles. They aren’t fit for chewing, so you’ll have to remove them to eat your candy. For a more affordable option (and for smaller mouths), check out these Glow-In-The-Dark Vampire Teeth. Plastic vampire fangs are the perfect accessory to spruce up any Halloween costume. Say cheese!
5. Bouncing Balls
It’s hard to choose between the glow-in-the-dark bouncing balls, and the eyeball bouncing balls. Maybe go with both.
6. Silly Putty
Everybody loves Silly Putty (especially grown ups!). It comes in a cute little egg, bounces, squishes, and snaps. And now comes not only in chewing gum-pink, but in a variety of awesome colors, including metallic and glow in the dark.
7. Icky Critters
What would Halloween be without icky critters? A big plastic spider, spider rings, fake roaches (horrible!), or just a general assortment of creepy crawlers, whichever you choose, you’ll be right.
From Mario Bros. to Charlie Chaplin, to the classic handlebars, mustaches are always funny. Make sure you’re wearing one when you open the door for trick-or-treaters. And then go ahead and offer up some lip fur. You can get just about any kid look just like your great uncle! Mr. Moustachio mustaches offer a variety of creative styles with a personality to match. When you peel the mustache off, you reveal a unique slogan that relates to a character description on the back of the packaging. Each mustache measures approximately 2-4 inches long.
P.S. Halloween wasn’t always about candy.