Halloween Candy Alternatives for Trick or Treaters


Halloween will be here before we know it. I get tired of all the sugar my kids come home with on Halloween and a few years back I decided it was time to be apart of the change I wanted to see. Why can’t we hand out something that is inexpensive and not candy on halloween night to the trick or treaters? I decided I wanted to make a change.

Just because it is not candy, doesn’t mean it can’t be fun! Plus, some of these are bulk buys too and because it’s not candy, if you don’t use it all this Halloween, you can use it for party favors or more throughout the year. Think ahead to birthday parties, Easter and maybe even Christmas stocking stuffers! Here are some of my favorite items to hand out instead of candy!

Fun Things to Hand Out on Halloween INSTEAD of Candy

Glider Planes

These are awesome! Girls and boys alike will love to throw these. They are more of a hit with the younger generation, but that is perfect for trick or treaters. These are totally worth it and extremely affordable.

  • 24 Pack: $5.86 ($.24 per plane)
  • 48 Pack: $8.96 ($.18 per plane)

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50 Assorted Stamps – $5.95

These are perfect for all ages. Everyone love stamps! All kids will love these little gifts as they come knocking on your door on Halloween night.

  • 50 assorted stamps for both boys and girls.
  • $0.11 each

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72-pack of Kid’s Coloring Books – $12.13

All kids love to color! And plus, if you have extras, these make perfect add ons to birthday presents, stocking stuffers, valentines gifts, or even items to put in an Easter basket. Kids love to color, and a fun little coloring book will always be a hit.

  • 72-pack of books.
  • 4 different book designs.
  • 6 pages per book.
  • $0.16 each!

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 12 Pull Back Racer Cars $7.49

This one is one of the priciest options, but this would be such an awesome gift! Everybody loves these old fashioned friction powered cars. Kids can entertain themselves all day with these things! My thought is to buy these for my son’s classroom and go with a more bulk option for the halloween night hand outs. Buying just for his class will only require us to get two packs, which is completely affordable!

  • 12 count
  • Made of Plastic
  • Friction powered pull back and go style
  • $0.62 each

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Stretchable Flying Frogs 

Although this could be a tool to allow kids to be completely obnoxious, kids will adore these! I would suggest getting the 4 Pack of Twelve because you save almost 50% on each one compared to buying just the 1 pack!

  • 1 Pack of 12: $4.30 ($.35 each)
  • 2 Pack of 12: $5.55 ($.23 each)
  • 4 Pack of 12: $7.22 ($.15 each)
  • Stretchable green frogs measuring 3 1/2″ 

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 144 Mini Insect Erasers – $4.70

Every Pre-schooler through third grader would adore this! These little erasers are super affordable, practical, and a fun addition to any halloween night!

  • Set of 144 pieces
  • They measure 3/4″ and made of rubber, shaped like cute bugs, butterflies, bees, ladybugs, dragonflies
  • $0.03 each

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Zoo Animal Pencil Top Erasers (12 dz) – $7.98!

zoo eraser tops

These bright little pencil toppers will be a huge hit! No matter their age, all kids love these! These would also be awesome to through in party favor bags or for gifts for kids in your student’s class! These are an awesome thing to just have on hand for any gift you need to throw together.

  • Neon Zoo Animal Pencil Top Erasers
  • All different designs
  • 144 count
  • $0.05 each

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 100 8″ Light-up Glow Stick Bracelets – $8.24

This is such a great option for a cheap, candy alternative hand out. Everyone loves glow sticks and you can get these for less than $.10 each! I think this might be what I do this year for the handout at my house!

  • 100 Count
  • Glows for 8-12 Hours
  • Assortment of 5 Different Colors
  • $0.08 per glow stick!

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Vinyl Glitter Sticky Hands 1 1/4″ (6 dz) $6.39

Every child has had their experiences with sticky hands. I remember as a kid how excited I would get when we got these! So, why not pass that joy on to kids today! These are super affordable and with this deal you will pay once again less than $.10 for each one! That is awesome!

  • Individually wrapped
  • Each hand measures 1 1/4″ on a 7″ string
  • Assorted colors
  • 72 count
  • $0.08 each

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Finger LED Lights 40-Piece

These are so much fun! Especially on halloween night! Just hand out one to each child and they will go around the neighborhood on a high because they can have a light constantly connected to their fingers!

  • 40 Piece: $7.95 ($.19)
  • 80 Piece: $12.95 ($.16)
  • 160 Piece: $19.95 ($.12)
  • Fit all sizes
  • 4 different colors with batteries included

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Mini Skateboards – 3 Dozen – $6.03!

Okay, this brings the fun 60s girl out of all of us! Little girls would adore this fun little gift. These would be an awesome pair with the airplanes above. You could let the girls have a skateboard and the boys have a plane!

  • 36 Pack: $5.95 ($.16 each)
  • 2 Pack of 36: $9.56 ($.13 each)
  • 4 Pack of 36: $17.25 ($.11 each)
  • 2 inches long
  • Assorted styles

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Punch Balloons – Mega Pack of 50 Balloons – $13.99

These are another one of the priciest options, but how awesome are these? Maybe just give these out if you don’t have too many trick or treaters or maybe at a halloween party or a crowd where there will be less people. All kids, all ages will love this gift! It would be the perfect halloween basket filler!

  • 10″ balloons!
  • Assorted colors
  • Rubber band handles
  • $.27 each!

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Vinyl Paratroopers 

These are adorable! This could entertain kids forever! And the best part is that it will require them to be active! This is the opposite of candy so that makes me happy!

  • 1 Pack of 72: $11.99 ($.16 each)
  • 2 Pack of 72: $19.95 ($.13 each)
  • 4 Pack of 72: $33.89 ($.11 each)
  • Assorted colors

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Mustache Lip Whistles 

The mustache craze is a good one! These are super cool. But my advice is don’t buy the 96 Count option. For some reason they are more per count by $.5! So if you are needing to buy more than 48, just by multiple 48 packs to save some cash!

  • 48 Count: $6.45 ($.13 each)
  • 96 Count: $17.95 ($.18 each)
  • Black whistle
  • Perfect for parties, halloween, or any other occasion

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There You Have It

Those are just a dozen of the best ideas I had, what ideas do you guys have? I am sure I am not the only mom who hasn’t handed out candy on halloween night? We don’t want kids to think that is lame or that candy is better! We can make LESS SUGAR = MORE FUN! Plus, halloween candy often gets super expensive right before halloween so this could save you money! So, get to buying and find the perfect item for you!

 

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