When it’s time to trick-or-treat or host a Halloween party, these allergy-friendly, non-candy Halloween treats for kids will be a hit! With more than 30 cute, easy ideas you can buy or DIY, you’ll find the perfect treat for school, for work, or the neighborhood trick-or-treat event!
My seven-year-old son sat squirming in the dentist’s chair, eagerly awaiting the results of his x-ray. Unlike most kids, he actually likes going to the dentist. I chalk it up to the cool sunglasses he gets to wear during the exam and the free balloon on the way out.
But this time, it wasn’t a great visit. When the images of his teeth popped up on the computer screen, the dentist pointed out a little black dot.
My little dude’s first cavity.
Faster than I could think I am a horrible parent and will ban all sugary foods from my house the dentist explained that the cavity was likely not our fault. Rather, my kiddo has weak enamel.
Why you should consider non-candy Halloween treats:
Let’s be clear: I’m not a crunchy-granola, organic-only parent.
Okay, I do enjoy eating granola. But while we always make sure there’s a healthy selection of snacks in our house, there’s also a candy jar. If I banned candy on Halloween, there would an all-out rebellion in my house, and I just don’t have the patience for that.
This recent visit to the dentist confirmed that we need to add candy-free Halloween treats this year, but healthy teeth are just one reason to make this change.
Another, more important reason is that many kids in our neighborhood have food allergies – including my son’s best friend.
Halloween can be un-fun and downright dangerous for children who are allergic to common candy ingredients like nuts, dairy, soy, and more.
Whether you’re hosting a Halloween party in your home, school, or place of worship – or plan to trick-or-treat this year, please consider these ideas for non-candy Halloween treats your kids will love. You can even have a separate bowl for candy if you’d like to keep that tradition, too.
Whether you buy or DIY, here are 30+ ideas for a fun, candy-free Halloween! We’ll start with the easy ones you can buy. 🙂
12 Candy-free Halloween Treats for Kids You Can Buy
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As busy moms, we’re working on borrowed time, so there’s no shame in web-surfing your way to fun Halloween treats that come with free shipping.
So if the thought of DIY-ing for your kid’s entire class makes your cauldron boil, check out these easy, inexpensive Halloween treats for kids that you can purchase with a quick click of your mouse.
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1. Witch Broom Pens
2. Mini Paratroopers
3. Mini Flashlights on a Rope
4. Invisible Ink Spy Pens
5. Halloween Stampers
6. Whoopee Cushion
7. Wiki Stix
8. Notepad Set With Pencils and Erasers
9. Halloween Prisms
10. Crayon Packs
11. Sticky Frogs
12. Glowstick Bracelets
19 Cute DIY Non-Candy Halloween Treats for Kids
If you have a bit more time, why not try a little DIY? Most of these DIY Halloween treats for kids include free printables and simple, inexpensive supplies.
But don’t stress about it. If making more than a few of these treats will drive you batty, don’t do it. Remember, crafting should be fun! Consider making them just for your kid’s friends who have food allergies, or as a single takeaway at your little one’s Halloween party.
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1. Easy Chocolate Frogs
I made these chocolate frogs for my son’s Harry Potter birthday party goody bag, and they were so much easier than I expected!
2. Cauldron Bubbles
3. Necklace Kit
4. Vampire Teeth
5. Playdoh Monster Kit
6. Halloween Lip Balm
7. Glitter Slime Monsters
8. Monster Pencils
9. Mini Coloring Books
10. Joke Tellers (aka “Cootie Catchers”)
11. Balloon & Eraser Pumpkin Friends
12. Spooky Straws
13. Bat Rings
14. Creepy Bug Jars
15. Easy Bookmarks
16. Printable Bookmarks
17. Lego Pumpkins
18. Pumpkin-shaped Crayons
19. Monster Spray
Halloween Fun Without Cavities.
While candy will always be a special part of Halloween, there’s something to be said for adding a few unexpected surprises next to the Skittles in your candy bowl.
Not only will sugar-free Halloween treats for kids make your dentist happy, you’ll also put smiles on the faces of kids with food allergies.
So share some non-candy treats this Halloween, and have a ghoulishly good time!