13 Non candy Halloween treats that make great allergy-safe candy alternatives for the Teal Pumpkin Project!
Each Halloween trick-or-treaters go out then return home with gigantic bags of sweet treats.
What if this year you offer trick-or-treaters non-candy treats instead?
Non Candy Halloween Treats
I am not saying that you have to cut the candy all-together, but giving trick-or-treaters a non-candy option would be very much appreciated — especially by kids with food allergies.
Food Allergy Awareness
Did you know that as many as 1 in 13 children have food allergies?
That’s about 5.9 million children under the age of 18, and 30% of those are allergic to more than one food!
That’s a really good reason to offer trick-or-treaters inexpensive non-candy Halloween treats this Halloween.
Plus, dentists everywhere will love you and Mom and Dad will be tickled pink to have one less piece of sugary candy in their kiddos’ treat bags.
Teal Pumpkin Ideas
Whether you decide to forgo candy altogether or you just have a stash of Halloween candy alternatives on hand, be sure to paint one pumpkin on your front porch a teal color.
It’s called The Teal Pumpkin Project and it lets parents know that your home is safe for all trick-or-treaters, no matter their food allergies.
You could also order an artificial teal pumpkin that you can use year after year.
They also have teal pumpkin signs available that you can hang in your yard so that others know you have candy alternatives available.
Whether you hang a teal pumpkin sign or put out a teal pumpkin, either option will get the message across that you have allergy-friendly treats to offer trick-or-treaters.
Read on for 13 cheap teal pumpkin project treat ideas that all trick-or-treaters will love!
Inexpensive Non Candy Halloween Treat Ideas
Light Up Glow Sticks
What could be better than something that glows in the dark on Halloween? Kids love things that light up and these babies stay lit for over 8 hours.
Even better? You’ll get 100 glow sticks per pack. Unless you are a home that gets hundreds of kids a night, you can afford to drop 2 in everyone’s treat bag.
Glitter Sticky Hands
These glitter sticky hands come in assorted colors and individually wrapped, perfect for dropping in Halloween candy bags. The kids will love flinging them against walls, ceilings, or windows. They can also hold the tail of the sticky hand, slap the hand on something that doesn’t weigh a lot, and pull it up. These sticky hands are so silly and fun!
You get 72 sticky hands in each package. If you get a lot of trick-or-treaters you can opt to order 2 packs which will be 144 sticky hands total. They come
Halloween Punch Balloons
All set to keep the kiddos busy, these 12” Halloween Punch Balloon toys come in an assortment of colors and feature images of bats, jack-o-lanterns, and skulls. Just blow up the balloons to reveal the ghoulish images.
They come 16 per package, so be sure to order a few packs if you get lots of kids ringing the bell on Halloween.
Light Up Rings
How about some fun light up rings? They are made out of a rubber material so they’ll stretch to fit the different finger size of all kiddos. Simply press the switch on the back of the ring turn them off or on! They come in assorted colors and designs, including ghost, pumpkin, skeleton, bat, spider, and more.
50 come in a pack, so order a few packs if you expect lots of trick-or-treaters this Halloween.
These foam airplane gliders are all set to soar! They come individually wrapped, making a fantastic non-candy Halloween treat. The gliders are small, only about 4 inches each, so they will fit easily in trick-or-treaters goodie bags. Plus, they are super lightweight.
You will receive 72 foam gliders in various shapes and colors per package.
Everyone loves bubbles, and these Halloween Bubbles make the perfect allergy-free treat for Halloween. The bubble wand is built right into the bottle’s cap, so the kiddies will have everything that they need to start blowing bubbles.
12 pieces come per package, so you might want to pick up a few packs to play it safe.
These assorted colored Halloween Stampers will be a perfect non-candy Halloween treat to hand out to trick-or-treaters. They come in 25 different styles, including pumpkins, mummys, spiders, Frankenstein, spooky cat, bat, witch, and more. They also come in 5 assorted colors.
The best part is, a whopping 50 come per order, so you might be able to get away with only one package.
Speaking of emojis, kids are guaranteed to flip for these emoji silicone wristbands. They come in 4 assorted colors and with different emojis: heart eyes, winky face, laughing tears, and sunglass. These are lots of fun, and last a whole lot longer than candy too!
With 36 in each pack, these emoji bracelets are a really inexpensive alternative to Halloween candy.
Plastic Brain Teasers
Colorful and about 2.5 inches in diameter, these Plastic Brain Teasers would be fun long after Halloween has passed. They come in 4 different varities. Some of the puzzles may be a bit challenging for younger kids, but that means other family members can help out. I am all for any toy that encourages family interaction!
Keep in mind that only 12 ball puzzles come per order, so ordering multiple packs might be smart.
Stackable Plastic Bear Pencils
These Stackable Plastic Bear Pencils are absolutely darling and make a great candy alternative for Halloween! Kids stack each little bear pencil on top of the other to create a colorful, larger pencil.
12 pencils, each made of 5 bears, come per package. In theory, that is 60 tiny pencils per order but it would likely be difficult to grasp and write with a pencil made with just 1 tiny bear. You should probably plan on handing out a couple bears to each trick-or-treater – 3 at minimum, or a full 5 bear pencil if you are feeling generous.
Halloween Temporary Tattoos
Why not hand out Temporary Tattoos this Halloween in lieu of candy? They wash off with soap and water, so Mom & Dad are as happy as the kids.
Each package includes a whopping 180 tattoos in lots of different designs. Some even glow in the dark!!
Inexpenvie but very fun, bouny balls are perfect treats for Halloween. The kids will love how they glow in the dark! It also helps that they are small and lightweight, making them easy for kids to carry in their bags or baskets.
You get 72 balls per order, which should be enough unless you get a ton of trick-or-treaters.
Mini Halloween Coloring Books
What kid doesn’t love to color?! Halloween-themed coloring books with bats, monsters, mummys, cats, candy corn, and jack-o-lanterns on the cover make a great alternative to candy.
With 72 books per lot, they aren’t too expensive either. And you most likely won’t have to order multipe sets unless you get a whole lot of trick-or-treaters.
More Candy Alternatives for Halloween
As a bonus, I wanted to share with you a few terrific Halloween toy sets that have popped up this year on Amazon.
These kits are a great way to get a variety of non-food treats with just one order.
There you have it!
Lots of great candy alternatives for Halloween. These would all make great classroom treats or Halloween party favors as well!
What about you? Do you hand out candy, non-candy goodies like these, or a combo of both?
Ellie Di says
This idea is very thoughtful and forward thinking! Kids with allergies should enjoy Halloween like everybody else and these little gifts, to me, are better than candies!
I don’t celebrate Halloween (I’m from Italy), but some neighbors leave a candy bag out of their doors for the kids to grab!
Lissa Crane says
All great ideas! Thanks for sharing!
Chelley Martinka says
These are awesome ideas! I try to do less candy here- I am definitely going to pick up a few items to add to our allergy free bucket from your list!
Adelina Priddis says
We just entered the world of Food Allergies this year. Lists like this and the Teal Pumpkin Initiative make my anxiety a little less. Thanks for the fantastic ideas!
Great ideas! I love non-candy treats. We swap ours out for the switch Witch but maybe I’ll think of some of these non-candy treats this year!
Sweet, a healthy alternative is always nice.
Stephanie Miller says
Very good ideas! And, I didn’t know about the teal pumpkin! So cool!