20 Candy-Free Halloween Treats That Won't Get Your House Egged

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20 candy-free treats for halloweenIt's hard for a dieter on Halloween. Skip the sugary c-r-a-p, and you're a goody goody who's about to get her house egged.

Ahem, let's talk you down from that sugar binge, shall we? There's a happy medium between packing on the pounds and being the freak who hands out toothbrushes with their own little tube of Colgate Jr.

Behold the candy-free treats that will make the kids think you're the coolest Mom and Dad ever:

1. Silly Bandz -- Get the pre-made Halloween packs or buy a few packages of 24 and dump them in the bowl.

2. Temporary Tattoos -- Cut up big sheets of different characters from the dollar store so everyone gets something fun.

3. Glow Bracelets

4. Play-Doh Tubs -- A 10-pack is under $7 and provides hours of fun.

5. Bouncy Balls

6. Jelly Bracelets

7. Funky Crayons -- Hit Etsy for Star Wars figures in colored wax, giant LEGO bricks, and alien scribblers that will blow the old box from the corner restaurant away.

8. Money -- Hit the bank for rolls of quarters.

9. Sticker Books -- Who wants one sticker when the dollar store sells entire pads full for a buck apiece?

10. Mini Puzzles

11. Vampire Teeth 

12. Flarp -- Buy a mega pack to save money and let the fart noises take over.

13. LEGO Minifigures -- Build your own at their new Pick a Brick Service.

14. Glow-in-the-Dark Rings

15. Wax Lips

16. PlayFoam

17. Slap Bracelets

18. Dinosaurs -- Buy a mega pack at Target and you'll have enough for everyone without breaking the bank.

19. Toy Cars

20. Crazy Straws

Do you hand out candy for Halloween?

 

 

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.scie... .science.mom.

Uh... I still think these will get your house egged (except the quarters).  Those stickers from the Dollar Tree are junk and won't stick!

nonmember avatar Christine

I hand out a combo of candy and little coloring books with a set of crayons. I originally thought of the candy alternative for the youngsters who would not even get to eat the candy that I gave them, but many older kids (especially the girls) requested the coloring instead of candy. Many parents thanked me for the candy alternative :)

nonmember avatar Gertie

I still remember when my mother tried to hand out pencils and raisins. They ended up thrown all over our yard.

qrex912 qrex912

Maybe we will do silly bands and flarp? If I were a kid, I would prefer that to candy I think. Honestly, I got sick of fun sized candy bars after a few days. And what child really needs that much candy?

Aj-Angie Jones-Freeze

Great idea! But the bouncy balls and money could be a choking hazard to the little ones. A separate bowl for certain age groups might be a good idea! Happy Halloween!

short... shortcake120

Aj-Angie Jones-Freeze made a valid point.  The bouncy balls and money could be a choking hazard to the little ones, and a separate bowl for certain age groups might be a good idea. 

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