Halloween is fast approaching and if you’re like me, you’re not especially thrilled to contribute to the expanding waistlines of our children by passing out candy.
It’s no secret that there’s an obesity problem in America. Parents and children both are eating more and more junk food while exercising less. This of course results in a society where people are getting fatter.
And along comes Halloween, where children are allowed to go from house to house collecting candy. It’s ridiculous! No wonder we have a weight problem in this country.
But are you worried that if you don’t pass out something then perhaps you’ll get “tricked” instead?
Never fear! You can still participate in the Halloween fun by passing out one of these non-edible Halloween treats to your trick-or-treaters. All of these items can be purchased quite inexpensively from your local party supply store. They should cost about the same as it would cost to buy candy.
- Halloween pencils
- Small tubs of playdough
- Temporary tattoos
- Halloween erasers
- Coloring books
- Silly Putty
- Small toys
- Glow sticks
- Pencil toppers
- Super bounce balls
- Origami paper and instructions
- Small decks of cards
- False vampire teeth
- Plastic jewelry
- Tooth brushes
These goodies are great because they are all fun to play with and last a lot longer than a candy bar. Many kids will also appreciate the novelty of receiving something that is not candy. By handing out these non-edible Halloween treats, you will still be able to celebrate the holiday without the guilt that comes from giving trick-or-treaters even more candy.