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Great Ideas for Non-Candy Halloween Treats

Unconventional treats for Halloween that's more than just candy.

This is for people who want a different treat for Halloween or want to change it up a bit when you don’t want to hand out candy for Halloween. Candy may not be for everyone but it is a stable for celebrating this one day.

I would like to think I would like to change it up a bit for Halloween like crayons, yo-yos or puzzle books. This list below are some samples of what you can try for next Halloween.

Erasers / Pencils / Stamps

Halloween-themed pencils, stamps and erasers are nice treats as stationary like this can be used for school time work. You can give these out in any quanitity. Either one per treater or three per treater. You can find Halloween-themed pencils, stamps and erasers at a dollar store or local art store.

Mini Activity Books

This is a fun activity as an after Halloween is over (yes, it does happen.) This could be a dollar store book or illustrations you drew and copied for kids. They are many colouring books for kids available online. But it doesn’t have to be a colouring book, it could be a game of sudoku, crosswords or a word search meant for kids with a Halloween theme.


Glitter stickers, bubble stickers, neon ghost stickers. It’s stickers there cool.

Temporary Tattoos

There are multiple novelty temporary tattoos that are usually available in party stores, dollar stores and art stores. Most of them are Jack-o-lanterns, bats, ghosts, witch hats or cats.


Even though it is fruit you’re handing out, not candy, it’s not unheard of. Some people really do hand out fruits has an alternative to candy. In grocery stores, there’s single serving wrapped fruits that can be used to hand out fruits. Popular fruits handed out are apples, oranges, bananas, raisins, prunes, etc. You can even draw a Jack-o-lantern face on them to make them more spooky.

Glow-In-The-Dark Toys

This can be fun but with most glow-in-the-dark toys this is referencing solid toys that do glow-in-the-dark not liquid filled toys with glow-in-the-dark substances. If you want to give out liquid glow-in-the-dark products, like glow sticks, make sure you give this out to the older kids. This is fun and since you would be giving these to kids at night when they would be using them. These could be cat shaped, bat-shaped or ghost shaped toys. They are fun to play with when they glow so charge them up during the day.

Arts and Crafts

You can hand out watercolour paints, crayons, or make your own toy kit. There are mini watercolour kits available at dollar stores and craft store depending on how much you want to hand out and availability of the product. Make your own giveaway craft kit can be fun and filled with personality.

Halloween Cookie Cutters

This is pretty easy to do so pairing this with a recipe of a great cookie recipe when giving these away should be considered.

Mini Beverages

There is a variety of mini soda pop cans available to give away to trick or treaters and mini water bottles available too. A 48 pack could supply some people a whole night at a similar cost to pack of mini candy bars. Furthermore, mini water bottles now come in novelty Halloween themes that glow-in-the-dark. And if soda pop isn’t your thing, juice boxes carry the same methodology.


Due to overstock and the end of summer, some stores do carry freezies. The freezies that have the flavour and instructions laser printed on the side of the bag are usually the best ones that can be given out. There’s a variety of flavours that can be given out one or two at a time. Furthermore, there are sugar-free, fruit juice flavours that exist.

Dollar Store Toys

I might have mentioned a bit about the availability of somethings at a local dollar store already, this is about toys actually there at a dollar store like yo-yo’s, Jax, playing cards, mini no-battery arcade games, funny face Groucho masks, Slinkys and Play-ohs. A great way to give this out is letting the kids pick there own toys from a mixed-in container with everything in there so that they get something that they really like. Novelty Halloween toys can be found here as well.

Mini Flashlights

This is another fun and practical tool for the night when giving out a mini flashlight for Halloween. This can be a basic flashlight or festive. Either one this can be used when needed. Or glow sticks if available.

Hopefully, you found this informative and try out for Halloween one of these ideas… with candy. Remember to address that there are small toys, stickers or other items when giving out these treats.

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