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Creative Trick or Treat Giveaways for Halloween

Updated on March 12, 2011

5 Creative Halloween Giveaway Treats

Want to share something a little more creative than traditional Halloween candy with the Trick-or-Treaters who visit your front door this Halloween?

While candy has long been the Halloween treat of choice, there's no reason that you can't make this year memorable by sharing a different type of goodie with the ghouls and goblins (and princesses!) who ring your doorbell on October 31.

1. Fruit Rollups – Instead of giving away candy, consider choosing another type of sweet treat that youngsters tend to enjoy. Visit the breakfast food aisle in your supermarket and purchase several packets of fruit rollups. These individually wrapped treats are sure to bring smiles to the faces of the kids in your neighborhood.

2. Juice Boxes – Many kids enjoy the sweet and fruity goodness of juice boxes. Consider visiting your local Sam's or Costco warehouse store and stocking up on a supply of these tasty treats to use as Halloween giveaways.

3. Crayons/Coloring Books – Young children often enjoy participating in coloring activities. Why not visit your local dollar store and stocking up on inexpensive packs of crayons and coloring books to distribute to the youngsters in your neighborhood this season?

4. Microwave Popcorn – The teens who visit your home on Halloween might enjoy receiving individually wrapped packages of microwave popcorn in their jack-o-lanterns. It'll be the perfect treat for them to enjoy when they return home to watch scary movies after an evening of going door to door in costume.

5. Snack Crackers – Several types of crackers are now available in individual serving packages, including the cheese and cracker sandwiches as well as just small packets of flavored crackers that can be enjoyed with slices of cheese or dip.

Safety Considerations

When deciding what to give away on October 31, it's important to keep safety in mind. The kids who ring your doorbell will have a much better time if they are able to use and enjoy the items that they receive, so be sure that you aren't handing out goodies that their parents might not feel comfortable letting them eat or use. For example, many children are allergic to nuts, so it's not advisable to choose individual packages of nuts as your Halloween giveaway of choice.

Additionally, while it may seem like handing out pieces of fresh fruit to Trick-or-Treaters is a healthy alternative to candy, this really isn't a good idea. Many parents won't let their children eat any type of food that is not pre-packaged that they receive while out Trick-or-Treating, out of concern that someone might have tampered with the items before distributing them.


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  • xmatrix profile image


    7 years ago from US

    I have been thinking of giving something different this Halloween. I will consider some of your ideas...thanks!

  • Calgarz profile image


    8 years ago

    Nice ideas. I'll keep these in mind. =)

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    Mona V 

    8 years ago

    Thank you so much for posting this. It gave me lots of ideas for the Halloween :D

  • judydianne profile image


    9 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

    These are some very good ideas! Good hub. I like the last paragraph because one year I went to a lot of trouble making popcorn balls and found out most parents threw them away!


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