Welch’s sent me a box of their Halloween fruit snacks to include in this post. All thoughts are my own.
While I just love watching my kids get dressed up as their favorite character for Halloween, I often dread the amount of candy that comes into my house as they go out trick-or-treating. When we get to houses that offer alternative Halloween treats I jump for joy. Sometimes it is a little trinket, toy, pencil, one time the kids even got a book. There are so many alternative Halloween treat ideas out there and I just want to share with you a few that I do.
There are lots of kids with food allergies out there so I tend to stick to treats that are either non-food or allergen friendly. Typically no nuts, chocolate, or gluten. The Target dollar spot is a good place to hit up for non-food Halloween treats and I even found some at Walgreens this year too. While I know most moms don’t want trinkets that will just go in the trash, I try to get a variety of useful and just plain fun treats. Did you know about the teal pumpkin project? Having a teal pumpkin out, helps kids with food allergies know that you offer non-food treats!!
Alternative Halloween Treat Ideas
- Mini Pens
- Silly glasses
- Fruit snacks
- Bouncy balls
- Bubble Gum
- Glow sticks
There are so many more I could add to this list. If you still want to have some sort of food Halloween treat, then consider fruit snacks. My kids probably have a pouch everyday with their lunch so if they get them at Halloween then one less day I am sending them. The Welch’s Fruit Snacks* Halloween-themed box and pouch have custom graphics with fun shapes including a bat, witch, ghost, haunted castle, and pumpkin – perfect for trick or treating, lunchbox treats or parties.
I can’t wait to see the kids faces when they get to choose either a tasty treat or a fun trinket when they come to the door. Pick up some Welch’s fruit snacks while you are at Target or the grocery store to add a little fun to your Halloween treat giving. What other ideas can you share of things to give out at Halloween that is allergen friendly?