As a mother, I am always looking for ideas on alternatives to Halloween Candy, not only to save money on treats, but to also encourage people not to give as much candy. Here are some of the ideas that I plan on doing this year. You can also check out some of the ideas that I shared on NEPA Family Times.
Coloring on the Go Packs-Print Halloween coloring sheets online or purchase a Halloween coloring book at the dollar store. Purchase a large box of crayons as well. Wrap 3 sheets of coloring paper with orange (or black) ribbon and wrap 4 crayons from the large box. These coloring treats are great for kids to just grab on the go if they are heading to a restaurant or a sporting event.
Halloween pencils and stickers can also be a fun and inexpensive treat for kids. My kids, like many, are also huge fans of temporary tattoos, especially if they are of skeletons. Tattoos are very cheap at stores like AC Moore and Michael’s (and don’t forget to use coupons at the craft stores).
Pre-packaged snacks like granola bars, fruit snacks, dried fruits, hard sugar free candy or bagged pretzels and they all have a long shelf life for storage and also make great snacks for lunch time.
Coupon Booklets- Wendy’s Halloween coupon books come with five Jr. Frosty coupons for just $1. Proceeds go to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption to help children in foster care find their forever homes.