Non-Candy Trick-or-Treat Ideas for Halloween
Here are over 50 of our favorite non-candy trick-or-treat ideas to give out this Halloween, along with links to where you can purchase some.
Nothing makes a candy holiday worse than kids who eat too much and have an upset stomach or are too wired.
Our oldests’s first Halloween that she was old enough to eat candy, she threw up in the middle of the night.
And then she threw up again the next year.
So whether it’s food allergies or simply not wanting your kids to get a sugar high, there are many reasons to not want to hand out sugary treats on Halloween.
Even though our kids don’t have any food allergies, we have several friends whose kids do. So every year at Halloween, we put out our teal pumpkin so that families can know we are passing out allergy-friendly items.
Read on to see our favorite non-candy trick-or-treat ideas. They make perfect fillers for our trick-or-treat alternative on the years you can’t go out!
And if you want to go as a family, check out this post with Halloween Costume Ideas for Families.
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50+ Non-Candy Ideas for Trick-or-Treaters on Halloween
Quarters, pennies, etc.
Fake coins for pretend play at home.
Redeemable tickets from the parents: “one day of not doing dishes” or “one vegetable-free meal” or “trip to the zoo”
Grow toys (the kind you put in water and they expand)
LEGOs (which would be a perfect fit with our fun LEGO activity ideas!)
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Great list! I honestly can’t remember the last time I had a trick or treater at my house, is that sad haha thanks for sharing!
Love that you gave so many alternatives to candy! Kiddos seem to have so many allergies and handing out non-candy items are an awesome way for everyone to enjoy the holiday. Thanks so much!!
Great list! thanks for sharing. It very useful resource of ideas during this holidays 😉
What fantastic ideas – candy is obviously everyone’s go-to treat, but games, crafts and toys are also so fun for kids!! Thanks for the list 🙂
As the mom of a child with allergies, I love these ideas!
This is an awesome list!
Your list is great. It actually costs more to get non-candy items even if you order from Oriental Trading Co. or the dollar store. Didn’t order early enough this year. I once used the plastic insect rings and the kids loved them. I get about 100 kids in my neighborhood. Parents drive them over.
Thanks for the great list! We don’t get many trick or treaters but I will use the list for parties and such.
“Halloween” is about way more than trick-or-treat… it seems like we have a couple of parties or celebrations every week this month! We definitely need some non-candy ideas to mix it up. We have many friends with allergies as well, so having plenty of alternatives is great. 🙂
Great post! These are some really cute ideas!
Great list! I really like the idea of the redeemable tickets. We might have to try that one!
What a great post with great ideas!
Love all of these ideas and will definitely e using them this year! Thank you!