Non candy Halloween treats for kids will not only make you the hit of the neighborhood with allergy-free families, but with all parents who try to limit candy consumption.
Let’s be honest for a second. Parents really only take their kids trick-or-treating to be able to snag candy for themselves. And also to take pictures of their adorable kiddos dressed up in their costumes. But, no parent really wants to go home, late at night, after a long day of working and then feed their kids pounds of candy before bed. And for the next 3 weeks.
Because of this parents internally jump for joy when their kids knock on your door and they find out that you’re giving out non candy Halloween treats for their kids. They are forever grateful for your house.
But even more than most parents are the parents whose child has a food allergy. No one wants their children to feel left out and when all that’s being handed out for halloween treats are candy, it’s a bit of a bummer. Did you know 1 in 13 kids has a food allergy? That means roughly 2 kids in every class.
How to Be An Food Allergy Friendly Halloween house?
It’s really simple actually!
Step 1: Buy Non Food Halloween Treats (see below)
Step 2: Just place a teal pumpkin outside your house. What’s a teal pumpkin? Over the last few years, the teal pumpkin project has really been gaining traction. Essentially, it’s a way for parents with children that have food allergies to know that they can go to this house and find safe options for their children. You can either DIY paint a pumpkin teal or buy one! This year, many big-box stores are making it even easier to find teal pumpkins with their store bought reusable options.
Want to know what candy is dairy free in case your kid gets it? Check out our Dairy Free Halloween Candy Guide!
Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of Non Candy Halloween treats for kids that you can grab and have on hand.
Don’t worry! You can still have fun Halloween treats to give out while still having teal pumpkin project treat ideas. Here’s a list of ideas!
- Activity Pads
- Bouncy Balls (Large Ones are great for the under 3 crowd)
- Coloring Books
- Crazy pens
- Finger puppets
- Glow Sticks
- Glow Necklaces
- Goofy Glasses
- Grow a bug
- Grow a washcloth
- Key chains
- Maze games
- Mini Prisms
- Mini Puppets
- Pencil Toppers
- Porcupine Balls
- Porcupine Ball Characters
- Rope Bracelets
- Rubber Ducks (perfect for under 3)
- Sidewalk Chalk
- Silly Putty
- Silly Straws
- Silly String
- Slap Bracelets
- Spin Toppers
- Stress Ball
- Stretch Doll
- Temporary Tattoos
- Vampire Teeth
- Wind Up Toy
Non Candy Halloween Treats But Still Food.
Everything listed above is a non candy halloween treat, but also doubles as non food Halloween treats. If you truly want to have allergen-friendly options, I highly suggest having one of the options above available. There are still some great food Halloween treats, that aren’t candy.
- Apple Cider packets
- Bottles of Water
- Fruit (Bananas or Oranges)
- Honey Sticks (Not Suitable for Kids Under 1)
- Juice Boxes
- Mini Boxes of Raisins
- Popcorn (pick a vegan option to ensure dairy-free)
- Veggie Sticks (box stores have individual mini bags)