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Halloween candy alternatives -- trick or treat ideas

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Halloween candy alternatives -- trick or treat ideas
If you are like most parents of allergic children, you dread the yearly influx of candy when your child goes trick or treating. Many holiday-size candies simply are full of allergens. Yes, there are lists of safe foods, but you need to check every candy every year due to changes in manufacturing practices. That also doesn't preclude your child reacting anyway.

It's a bit mean to expect children to collect candy they can't eat anyway, so why do it at all? Why not give something that will not leave the youngsters in Emergency with a bad reaction?

There are a variety of small items suitable for trick or treat giving such as small Halloween toys or Halloween themed school supplies. These seasonal items would also work well as party favors for a children's Halloween party. Choose an alternative to Halloween candy -- and not only your children but all the area parents will thank you!

Select several favors for your trick or treaters, and combine them into a convenient cellophane bag for easy giving.

Halloween glow in the dark

Anything that glows in the dark is automatically "cool" for a typical kid. Your kids will love having glow in the dark items in their trick or treat bag. They are not only fun, but also good for Halloween safety when the kids are trick or treating after dark.

Turn out the house lights, turn on the skeleton lights, and watch the glow in the dark things glow!

Other Halloween candy alternatives

Small Halloween jewelry

Any Halloween costume would be enhanced by the addition of some well-chosen Halloween jewelry. For kids that means the perennially popular plastic spider rings. What kid would not be delighted by a plastic orange or black spider ring?

Halloween school supplies

Kids love going to school after Halloween to show off what they received while trick or treating. Why not give out school supplies in their trick or treat bags? This will allow them to enjoy Halloween memories of being able to keep their trick or trick items for so long as that pencil lasts!

Halloween bookmarks are also a great and educational Halloween party favor. It is of course always good to promote reading for younger children.

Halloween party favors

Small toys are big Halloween fun. For your Halloween party, choose a variety of small Halloween themed toys to give. Temporary tattoos are always a big hit with children, as are rubber ducks. And what kid would not love Halloween bubbles?

Happy Halloween!

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