Our family is trying something new this year for Halloween: we’re handing out miniature Play-Doh tubs. What a delightfully messy alternative to candy!
We are not opposed to giving out Halloween candy, and in fact, we’ll still give some out.
This was a spur-of-the-moment decision. While at BJs wholesale club, we found this 80 pack of Play-Doh cans. It was relatively inexpensive and we thought it was fun.
Of course this supports healthy kids by eliminating some of the candy in their pumpkins, but more so, we wanted to hand out something that would last longer than a momentary sugar rush.
As we consider the tween set that may come by our house, we will likely supplement our Play-Dohs with candy bars. We are still figuring out the details.
Here are some resources if you are considering eliminating some, or all, of your edible treats this Halloween:
1. Mommy Poppins has some great ideas in this blog post for those too old for Play-Doh. The blogger recommends visiting Oriental Trading Company’s website, where you can find tons of Halloween novelty items in bulk. Check out these Halloween tattoos here. whoppee cushions or googly eyeballs are also recommended.
2. Check out 10 Ways to Wow Your Trick or Treaters Without Candy by Tip Junkie. What an amazing resource to create non-edible Halloween treats for kids of all ages. This site has quite a few DIY tutorials if that’s your thing.
3. The Jenny Revolution has 50+ recommendations for candy alternatives. I particularly like the idea of handing out glow sticks, mini koosh balls or mini slinkies.
Today we have so many options for Halloween treats. Our family will start this year by giving out Play-Doh and see how that goes. Luckily, any leftovers can be used for next year!