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27 Scary-Good Halloween Treats Kids Will Love
Halloween is just almost here and every year, the same questions come up: What are you going to be this year? And what are you going to hand out? I’ve rounded up multiple ideas that aren’t your standard candy treats but kids are sure to love.
Below are 27 Scary-good fun Halloween treats that aren't candy. I recommend shopping around online first, to compare the number of pieces you’ll get before purchasing. You can get pricing and details from DollarTree.com, Walmart.com, Amazon.com, Groupon.com/goods, and OrientalTrading.com. As you compare, don’t forget to factor in shipping if your best prices are online, rather than in-store.
- Individual bags of pretzels.
- Individual bags of crackers (like Goldfish).
- Little bottles of water.
- Small drink pouches or drink boxes.
- Individual microwave popcorn bags.
- Mandarin oranges.
- Treat coupons for places such as Burger King, Wendy’s, McDonald’s, and more. (But buy these treat coupon books early – they sell out of them!)
Non-food suggestions (be sure to choose age-appropriate items and avoid potential choking hazards for small children):
- Small cans of Play-Doh.
- Swirled or themed crayons. (Or make your own.)
- Put-it-together airplanes
- Small stuffed animals
- Large novelty erasers.
- Bouncy balls.
- Mini bottle bubbles or bubble wands.
- Fake mustaches.
- Glow in the dark items, such as stickers, bracelets, wands or sticks.
- Spooky themed plastic rings or necklaces.
- Themed pencils.
- Small yo-yos.
- Mini flashlights.
- Small notebooks or notepads.
- Mini-game and puzzle books.
- Small rubber ducks.
- Whistles (parents love this one when the kids bring them home!)
And if you do want actual candy to hand out, it’s out there in abundance, as always. Just be sure to hit a good sale and use coupons. If you want to save even more money, you can wait until the very last minute to buy your candy. Stores often slash prices starting just before treat-or-treat day to move more unsold bags. Whatever you do, avoid buying your candy at places like the dollar store. Not because the candy isn’t good but because you’ll actually pay more per piece for most candies.