If you’ve been following me on Instagram you would have seen that I was happy when I saw Halloween Play-Doh being sold at Costco (Yes, I know it’s August). I love Halloween and absolutely love the idea of people giving away “things” rather than candy. I know it’s still summer and my daughter is still very young, but I can’t help but think about what we’re going to do when our daughter brings home pillowcases FULL of candy after a night of tick-o-treating in a few years.
First of all, let me start by staying that I love Halloween. I love the tradition of going trick-or-treating, getting dressed up in a costume and carving pumpkins. I think the whole season is fabulous and I look forward to it every year
I’m not a big fan of candy. I get it though, it’s a kid thing… but I can’t see our family eating that much candy. It’s too much. I love the idea of her “things” or healthy alternatives (juice).
Here are a few ideas of cheap, fun things you could give away at Halloween instead of candy:
- Play-Doh (as shown above)
- Mini containers of bubbles
- Plastic creatures (dinosaurs, farm animals, monsters)
- Mini colouring books (with or without crayons)
- Mini note pads (with or without pencils and erasers)
- Costume accessories (vampire teeth, clown noses)
- Fake spiders and snakes
- Craft kits to DIY monster magnets (I’ll blog about this later in October)
Do you have any ideas? What have you done in the past?