83 Best Halloween Candy Alternatives For Trick or Treating: Popular Non-Candy Ideas

We can all agree our kids can do with a little less candy this Halloween. So, we gathered 83 of the best Halloween candy alternatives to contribute to your kiddos Halloween parties or pass out to trick or treaters.

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83 Fun Halloween Candy Alternatives

With your kids getting candy at school, the bank, other houses and almost everywhere they go, why not you be the house with fun candy alternatives that are also kid-approved?

I guarantee other mamas with thank you!

We compiled a list of non-candy ideas & fun things to give away….check it out below.

Non-Candy Halloween Treats

You can find tons of Halloween toys, trinkets, and other fun candy alternatives at US Toy’s Website.

Need to decorate your porch with pumpkins? Visit a Pumpkin Patch in Kansas City! We even have no-carve pumpkin ideas, so you can decorate without all the mess.

Extra candy around the house? Find Halloween candy buy-back options around KC. We’ve even got Halloween Pet Safety covered!


Toys are Great Candy Alternatives

Hello Dollar Store.

This is the best candy alternative in my opinion.

My daughter will be entertained with small toys for weeks after Halloween, so they make great non-candy ideas. Small and cheap toys can be found at any party supply store or craft shops, like the Dollar Store or US Toy. Check their page for the latest US Toy coupon.

  • Bubbles
  • Mini puzzles
  • Kazoos
  • Whistles
  • Yo-yos
  • Bouncy balls
  • Whistles
  • Wind-up toys
  • Spin tops
  • Glow sticks
  • Mini play-dough
  • Dracula teeth
  • Stamps
  • Plastic spider rings
  • Silly straws
  • Mazes
  • Plastic dinosaurs or other small plastic figures
  • Finger puppets
  • Grow a Bug
  • Whoopie Cushion
  • Bendables!
  • Sticky Hands
  • Inflatables
  • Hacky sacks & small balls

Dress-up Candy Alternatives:

Who doesn’t love dressing up? 

  • Plastic bracelets
  • Necklaces
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Sunglasses
  • Snap Bracelets
  • Plastic spider rings
  • Glow bracelets or necklaces
  • Mini crowns
  • Wands
  • Eye Patches
  • Bendables!
  • Gems or Sparkly rings

Fall/Halloween Candy Alternatives for School:

You know there will be Halloween parties at schoool…so bring something other than candy! You can find lots of fun school supply ideas to replace candy.

  • Pencils
  • Sticker
  • Erasers
  • Rubber stamps
  • Mini crayon sets
  • Bookmarks
  • Stencils
  • Rulers
  • Post its
  • Pencil toppers
  • Mini notebooks
  • Halloween fortune cookies
  • Halloween rubber ducks
  • Halloween masks (Craft)
  • Pumpkin decorating kit
  • Colorful Pens
  • Bookmarks
  • Cookie Cutters
  • Mini Hand Sanitzers
  • Water bottles
  • Glowing Balloons
  • Activity kits
  • Keychains

Healthy Halloween Candy Alternatives

If you are still looking forward to handing out treats, here are some yummy, healthy Halloween candy alternatives for your trick-or-treaters:

  • 100 calorie packets
  • Granola bars
  • Mini box of raisins
  • Cuties or clementines
  • Fruit
  • Low-fat packets of popcorn
  • Peanut butter or cheese cracker packs
  • juice boxes/pouches
  • Babybell cheese rounds
  • Trail Mix/Chex Mix
  • Swiss Miss (even though this isn’t the healthiest…its better than candy)
  • Goldfish cracker bags
  • Pretzel Bags
  • ….anything in prepackaged small bags. There are LOTS of options
  • Honey Sticks
  • Water bottles- they’re gonna get thirsty trick or treating!
  • Animal crackers
  • Sugar-free gum

Other Fun Halloween Candy Alternatives

If you plan on having a steady stream of friendly faces & trick or treaters at your house, here are some fun ideas for those close neighbor friends, schoolmates or family members that will be stopping by.

  • Hot apple cider
  • Caramel candy apples
  • Goody bags full of little treats, stickers, and anything else age appropriate
  • Draw a pumpkin face with a black sharpie on oranges
  • Homemade craft kits with crayons and a small coloring book
  • Homemade slime (for the older treaters)

I hope these ideas will make all the kids feel extra treated this Halloween!

If you are looking to make treats for your kid’s Halloween school party, check out these 12 fun & easy Halloween snack ideas.

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