Candy and treats are an inevitable part of Halloween. The boys like sweets but luckily not a crazy amount which saves on expensive trips to the dentist. While candy typically steals the show on Halloween, some kids find it fun and exciting to receive a toy or gadget while trick-or-treating instead. Toys are a fun alternative for children who have allergies to certain food items – that way they won’t feel discouraged by not having something they can grab from the candy bucket. Since Halloween is just a couple weeks away, I wanted to share a few tips for not only having treat awareness, but making the holiday a little easier as well.
HALLOWEEN TREAT AWARENESS & TIPS
A teal pumpkin signifies a child may have allergies or a learning difference which could affect their speech ability.
Teach kids not to eat any candy until you are home so you can check to make sure everything is safe to eat. Here are a few things to check for: unwrapped or spoiled items, tine holes or tears in wrappers.
To be safe, homemade treats or baked goods should be discarded unless you personally know the person who gave them.
If you have little ones, remove choking hazards such as gum, small hard candies and small toys.
Customized bags make Halloween special and prevents kids from arguing over whose trick-or-treat bag is whose. This is the one we got for Cashton, here’s the link for Calvin’s, and this is the one we got for Cyrus.
CANDY ALTERNATIVES TO PASS OUT
As I mentioned, small toys or gadgets can be a fun alternative to passing out candy. These light up rings come in a pack of 50 for just $16.
This goodie bag set is a good filler and comes with pencils, stickers, notepads and more.
These mini bubble wands are always a crowd favorite and make the night a little more fun.
These goodie bag stuffers are super fun – comes with maze toys, witch fingers, various squishy toys and more hot Halloween toys.
You could also go with this play-doh set – kids love it and keeps them entertained for hours.
I’d love to know how you plan on spending the holiday this year. Hope you all a fun and safe Halloween!