22 Non-food Treats and Treasures to Share on Halloween

A Guide to Non-Food Halloween Treats

Offering treats on Halloween that aren’t candy or food promotes inclusion for trick-or-treaters with food allergies or other conditions. It’s a simple act that means so much.

Do kids really like non-food treats? They love them! Your unique treats will be a fun surprise. Parents report that the non-food treats are often more popular than the candy!

Low-cost non-food items can be found at dollar stores, party supply stores, or online shops. You can hand them out to all trick-or-treaters or make them available in a separate bowl from candy if you choose to hand out both items. If you choose to hand out both, this “You Pick: Candy or Prize” sign may be helpful.

Here are 22 ideas for food-free treats:

  • Glow sticks, bracelets, or necklaces
  • Pencils, pens, crayons or markers
  • Bubbles
  • Halloween erasers or pencil toppers
  • Whistles, kazoos, or noisemakers
  • Bouncy balls
  • Finger puppets or novelty toys
  • Coins
  • Spider rings
  • Vampire fangs
  • Mini notepads
  • Playing cards
  • Bookmarks
  • Stickers
  • Stencils
  • Friendship bracelets
  • Silly straws
  • Mini Slinkies
  • Yo-yos
  • Hair accessories
  • Marbles
  • Jacks

Try to choose latex-free items, as there are children who have latex allergies.

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Submitted by Brycen (not verified) on Fri, 10/06/2017 - 15:24


Nobody thinks about it but erasers are a bad idea as well. Rubber allergy. Skip the erasers

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