It is almost time for trick or treaters to begin ringing doorbells and delighting in the goodies you offer them! This year I have a few ideas about alternatives to candy that I think you are going to want to check out! Candy is great but standing out from the crowd on Halloween night is even better! With these ideas, your house will become one of the most memorable stops along the way for the neighborhood kids!
Pencils, novelty erasers and little boxes of crayons are always welcome to the kids! You can find them in so many fun prints for the occasion that it might be hard to pick just one style!
I don't know of a child that doesn't love a fun sticker! You can buy a few sheets and cut them into individual stickers to hand out or you can give a sticker without a backing for immediate gratification for the little ones.
I have noticed these fantastic boxes of stickers that come in packs of 18 and offer trick or treaters several festive stickers in a cute box.
These are just fun for kids! They love to apply them and show them off. One thing about a temporary tattoo is it lasts a lot longer than a lollipop!
Small Bottles of Water
Kids can get hot and thirsty as they make their way through the neighborhood. Draw a fun pumpkin face on the bottles or add a festive sticker. Kids and parents will be thankful for a cool drink along their way.
Many fast food places in my area offer coupon booklets for trick or treaters. You can generally get 12 coupons for $1. Grabbing a few packs of these will offer the kids a chance to get a special treat another day. My kids received coupons for ice cream cones last year and were thrilled!
I hope these suggestions help you to find a few non-candy ideas for trick or treat. If you have a suggestion, I would love to hear about it! Offering something different to the kids in the neighborhood is a great way to make Halloween safe for everyone, including kids with food allergies and makes your house stand out as one of the must hit places on the trick or treat route!