I shared earlier this week one of the reasons I really don’t like Halloween. So in an effort to not totally hate the holiday and ruin it for my kiddos I’ve decided to devote our Halloween to the Teal Pumpkin Project. This is focused on providing kids with non-food Halloween treats.
We came to this point because it directly effects our family. My youngest son is allergic to corn – which is in almost everything! And, in general I don’t like giving my kids tons of sugar or GMO ingredients.
One of the reasons for the corn-filled candy is that is it cheap, which is why sometimes joining in offering non-food treats can be challenging – sometimes it can get pricy. Well, we are in a financially hard season so I have to be careful about extras like this.
All of these “trinkets” are non-halloween specific and fun for most of the year. These are all under 20 cents each – so depending on how many “trick-or-trinkers” you have you can decide which are best for you.
Non-Food Halloween Treats
These fall themed foam beads would be fun to have your kids help make up little baggies with a handful of “beads” and a length of string. This way your “trick-or-trinkers” will have a creative project to do with their parents and get a little quality time as well. These are less than $18 for both and could easily serve 100 portions.
Sticky Hands! My kids love these things and I love that they wear out pretty quickly so it doesn’t add to all the clutter. 72 for less than $6 or 144 for less than $14
Mixed bag of toys 100 pieces for less than $15. I love that there is a large variety in this mix and love of choices.
100 Glow Sticks for $9 – this is a great price, much better than I have seen in the stores. My kids love using these when we make forts in the living room!
These fun Glow in the Dark Temporary Tattoos are will be such a surprise for your ‘Trick-or-Trinkers”. This is an add-on item is 72 pieces for $4.50
This has to be one of my favorite cause I know my boys (and my girls) will love these! Glow in the Dark Critters. They are a little Halloweenie and great for any little kiddo. Less than $7 for 144 of them.
What kiddos doesn’t love bouncy balls – and how much better are they when they are glow in the dark?!? There are 144 of these for less than $15
This last one is a little more pricy than the rest, but I think probably the best one. These are those little lights that go on your finger. At some point we had a couple of these and my kids really enjoyed playing with them.
Our Bags Included
There are SO many more options – if you want an even larger selection team up with some friends to order a variety and split these “trinkets”. Don’t forget the add your house to the Teal Pumpkin Project map so kids with food allergies can be sure to visit your home!
My daughter and I filled our Non-Food Halloween Treat bags the weekend before Halloween. We also had some mini Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars for those kiddos who still wanted a healthy food treat. Here’s a little sign you can put on your door for those kiddos to know to ask for non-food treats. We also made this big pumpkin, from some pallets, to put in our yard.
Please consider joining the Teal Pumpkin Project this next year and providing Non-Food Halloween Treats for these kiddos who simply cannot have typical Halloween Candy. Just a handful of bags will help those children who may request them. The other great thing about these is they are non-perishable . . . meaning what we had leftover went in our Halloween storage to be used next year.