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Consider brewing up non-candy treats
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Halloween slime makes a great non-candy treat that’s easy to make for parents.

If you are just now considering what treats to get for various Halloween festivities, you’re not alone. Although candy is the obvious go-to treat, parents and teachers alike may appreciate some sugar-free goodies. After all, kids on a sugar high can be scary.


So before you fill your giant candy bowl, you may want to consider these fun and affordable alternatives.


• Glow Sticks – Children love glow-in-the-dark accessories. Plus, kids can wear them at night while trick-or-treating to help them stay visible.


• Temporary Tattoos – Halloween-themed tattoos are easy to apply and you can get them in a variety of sizes that glitter or even glow-in-the-dark. For parents who don’t like tattoos, you can call them “skin stickers.”


• Bubbles – If you get these in party-favor sized bottles, they are perfect to hand out. In fact, there are free “Booo-bubbles” printable tags on Pinterest you can download. Simply add the tag with a ribbon if you’re wanting to add something extra for classroom treats.


• Halloween Slime – Kids love slime so let your own children help prepare this treat. Use an easy recipe, add an eyeball, and pack them into little plastic condiment containers. Here’s one helpful website: littlebinsforlittlehands.com/halloween-slime/.


If you’re leaning more on the edible side, there are plenty of healthier treat options for kiddos.


• Snack Bags – If you’re too busy for the cutesy homemade treats, prepackaged individual servings of chips, Goldfish, and Mott’s Medleys Fruit Snacks are all good options.


• Pumpkin Oranges – Pick up some clementines or tangerines and use a black marker to draw cute, spooky jack-o-lantern faces on the citrus.


• Mummy Juice Boxes or GoGo Squeeze Pouches – Wrap some crepe paper or use white vinyl electrical tape around it to resemble bandages and stick on the googly eyes. Voilà!


• Halloween Broomstick Pretzel Snacks – Place a handful of pretzels into a plastic bag making sure each stick is vertical inside the bag. Using scissors cut the end of the bag off, twist and tape the top of the bag around the end of a pencil or straw, and then add a decorative ribbon around the top.