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The 10 Best Alternatives to Halloween Candy

Updated on February 9, 2015

Halloween Does NOT Have to Mean Candy

Halloween is just around the corner and it's time to start thinking about those cute little costumes, halloween get togethers and costume parties. It's also a time of year that many parents dread due to all that candy. Who says Halloween has to be all about candy? As we learn more and more about the dangers of a diet high in sugar, artificial food coloring, and high fructose corn syrup - dangers such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer - more and more parents are searching for fun and creative alternatives.

This Halloween, give simple yet fun and memorable treats that children are sure to remember but that are not harmful to their health. Your child will not feel they have missed out on any of the Halloween festivities and you will feel like you helped make a change in the right direction.

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Halloween Stickers

Small children love stickers and what could be more fun than spooky halloween stickers? Not only can they be used for Halloween treats at trick or treating time, but they have dozens of other applications including decorating gifts, rewarding good grades, trading, scrapbooking and more. You can even get free printable halloween stickers HERE

Halloween Pencils

Halloween pencils are super fun for kids to collect and useful for school too! Creatvie design choices abound from spooky sayings and pictures, to glow in the dark. Kids can even personalize their own pencils with Halloween pencil toppers. Click HERE for personalized pencil topper craft ideas and other creative Halloween crafts you can do with your kids.

Noisemakers And Goofy Sunglasses

Noisemakers are fun and inexpensive toys and you can find vintage Halloween noisemakers as well as instructions on how you can make your own Halloween noisemakers HERE. These are fun to customize and to use as party favors too. Halloween sunglasses are funglasses and another simple treat you can give at trick or trat time or halloween parties.

Temporary Tattoos

Let the fun last and last with Halloween temporary tattoos. Temporary tattoos dress up any costume and are easy to apply and remove. Glow in the dark tattoos are especially fun and unique, glowing under a black light or UV light. Another great idea is glitter temporary tattoos, super shiny and attention grabbing, they are sure to be a hit with trick or treaters or Halloween party goers.

Spooky Superballs And Goofy Ghost Putty

Choose from high bounce to low bounce, from glow in the dark to creepy eyeball bouncers, any way you look at it Halloween superballs are a great treat and last much longer than a few pieces of sugar filled candy would. Glow in the dark slime and putty is also a fun favorite.

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Halloween Rings And Bracelets

Kids love things they can wear and what could be more fun to wear than glow in the dark Halloween rings and bracelets? Glow in the dark bracelets and rings are non toxic and long lasting (8 - 14 hours). Spider rings are also always a bit hit.

Fake Blood and Vampire Teeth

Take a bite out of Halloween with vampire teeth and fake blood. With all the latest vampire movies and books out right now, kids are sure to love these as treats over candy. Vampire teeth can be found in all sizes as well as in neon colors or glow in the dark.

Learn More - About the damage sugars and refined carbohydrates have on your health

Sugar Shock!: How Sweets and Simple Carbs Can Derail Your Life--and How You Can Get Back on Track
Sugar Shock!: How Sweets and Simple Carbs Can Derail Your Life--and How You Can Get Back on Track

An excellent look at the negative effects of sugars and simple carbs and the impact this is having on millions of people.

 

Share Your Thoughts On Halloween Candy Alternatives - I would love to hear from you

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      TerriCarr 3 years ago

      It is so neat that you put this together. I am sure more and more people will be searching for alternatives like this. Good job!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great article and ideas! No candy will be handed out from our house this year. Love the tatoo idea!

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 4 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Love these alternatives to all that candy the kids get on Halloween--Nicely done ~~Blessed~~

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      Jillynn 4 years ago

      I love these alternatives to candy. Most of the candy my grandchildren get is recycled and given away or tossed. Wish more folks would consider these and other alternatives!

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      Angela F 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Nice alternatives for those that prefer not to give or get candy on Halloween.

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      Susan Deppner 6 years ago from Arkansas USA

      These are fabulous alternatives to sugary trick-or-treat treats. Love the tattoo idea and the super balls. In fact, I really like all these ideas. Blessed!

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      JFB91 6 years ago

      Much fun and much better treats to give those monsters who knock at your door!

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      June Campbell 6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      You surely have some great suggestions for candy alternatives. Great lens.

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      ShamanicShift 6 years ago

      Great, fun ideas, all.

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      Joan Hall 6 years ago from Los Angeles

      Great suggestions of candy alternatives! I especially like the idea of the tattoos and the teeth and fake blood.

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