Halloween is coming! I don’t know about you but my typical course of action is to find a great deal on Halloween candy, buy it, eat it myself, then have to replace it. It’s a vicious yet tasty and calorie-laden cycle. Seriously. Peanut Butter Cups don’t stand a chance in my house.
For the last few years, I’ve bought candy AND these finger flashlights and the lights were gone before the candy. The kids LOVED them! A heads up that you shouldn’t be surprised if not every single one turns on. I think we had maybe 5-7 duds in our batch. This is still cheaper than candy and really, really fun! My kids still have a couple that they play with (a light to read by after lights out, of course!).
In the last couple of years you may have heard about the Teal Pumpkin Project, too. Homes that are passing out something other than candy, things that are safe for children with food allergies, can identify their home with a teal pumpkin out front. I saw a couple of friends say that they bought one at CVS. Here’s a flag you can get on Amazon, or just paint your own pumpkin teal and put it on your porch.
Amazon has a great list of non-candy Halloween items in support of the Teal Pumpkin Project, (this mix right here is pretty awesome!) and I’ve got a list of some of my favorites below.
Finger Lights Bright LED, Pack of 48
These finger lights are what I buy every year, and the neighborhood kids love them! I always go through these faster than the candy. Super easy and fun (plus they are great for keeping the kids visible out there on the roads!).
Motivational Silicone Wristbands Multicolored, 8 Styles, 48 ct.
These are a little pricier than some of the other options but they are really cool. Check out the motivational quotes on these wristbands.
Neon Rope Woven Friendship Bracelets Adjustable, 144 Bracelets
Friendship bracelets are back in style. This 144-ct. set is really inexpensive and an easy treat for Halloween.
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 50- Value Pack Case of Colors , Non-Toxic , Assorted Colors , 1-Ounce Cans
These colorful little Play Doh tubs are always a hit with kids.
What do you hand out to trick-or-treaters at your house?