Looking for candy trade-in ideas for Halloween to help keep your kids from gorging themselves on sweets? Read on!
With Halloween fast approaching it is time to start thinking about what you will be handing out to the neighborhood kids. While candy is always the typical treat, that doesn’t mean it is a good choice for you to give them. As a parent, you want your kids to have the best they can to ultimately be healthier individuals. We have come up with a great list of Fun Candy Trade-In Ideas For Halloween. These alternatives to the traditional candy treats are not only fun, but safe for your kids. Don’t have unhappy campers arriving at your door. Surprise them with these great choices! After your kids go trick-or-treating, let them swap out their candy for some of the treats below!
FUN CANDY TRADE-IN IDEAS FOR HALLOWEEN
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Temporary Tattoos: These are tons of fun and very inexpensive. Grab a large package and cut them apart giving 1-2 to each child. Fun Halloween or classic prints are great, but look for glow in the dark for the most fun.
Costume Jewelry: Things like spider rings, necklaces and mini tiaras are fun and easy to find for cheap on sites like Oriental Trading or at your local dollar store.
Mini Puzzles: Great mini puzzles are fun for all ages. We love the ones that are small plastic puzzles shaped like animals, planes, etc. that you work the ball in and out of the maze to hit the jackpot.
Bouncy Balls: Cheap, fun and always a hit with kids. Grab a bag of a few dozen and hand them out to every kid that comes along.
Mini Slinkies: What’s not to love about slinkies? They often have great deals on mini slinkies when purchased in bulk.
Bubbles: Bubbles are another great hit with the kids that are easy to find in party favor sections at low costs.
Frozen Chocolate Covered Bananas: We love slicing ripe bananas and coating them in melted dark chocolate (use some of your candy stash). Place in a layer on a cookie sheet and freeze. They make great bite sized snacks that are healthier than your typical candy. These are perfect for serving at a party.
Popcorn: Always a classic snack at Halloween, this is perfect for making in large batches and bagging in fun Halloween bags. Sprinkle on some light seasoning for fun variety. If hosting a party you can set up a popcorn station with various seasoning for people to mix and match for their favorite flavor.
Other Non-Candy Trade in ideas for Halloween
This year you don’t have to serve up tons of candy to make the kids happy. Choose some of our fun candy trade-ins ideas for Halloween and set a new standard. Games, toys, fun trinkets and alternate treats are excellent choices this year. Think outside the box and provide your kids and the neighborhood children with healthier alternatives this year!