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Halloween Treats To Keep—Not Eat

by Tiffany Doerr Guerzon

With childhood obesity and food allergies on the rise, many families are trying to find non-edible items to hand out on Halloween night. Unfortunately, candy is often the cheapest option. But, by shopping around and buying in bulk, you can find fun, inexpensive treats without the sugar rush. Piñata mixes sold at party stores may often have a good assortment of small toys—but, remember that no matter what you select, keep a few larger objects that are age-appropriate (and not choking hazards) for younger children.

Some ideas include:

  • Glow sticks, which usually can be found at craft, party and discount stores. These can be activated and then connected to make bracelets or necklaces to wear immediately for fun and visibility.
  • Halloween jewelry like spider rings, plastic bead necklaces, bangle bracelets and more are fun options.
  • Small notebooks or fancy pens, fall-themed pencil toppers or erasers, tattoos, stickers and small boxes of crayons.
  • Party-favor-sized Play-Dough.
  • Lip balm in fun flavors.
  • Bouncy balls or other similar small toys.

Happy Halloween!