By Bethany Booth
Donít feel good about contributing to the tooth decay and blood sugar bouncing of the neighborhood children this Halloween? There are plenty of fun alternatives to candy.
Halloween themed stickers or temporary tattoos
Try some of these age-appropriate doodads:
Glow in the dark worms, spiders or other creepy crawly animals
Holiday pencils, pens, crayons, or shaped erasers
Hair clips, hair bands, plastic bracelets or rings (for girls)
Party favors such as balloons, whistles, noisemakers, key chains, and minigames.
Still want to hand out edible treats? Here are a few tasty ideas that will fill kids with some nutrients:
Small packages of almonds or peanuts, shelled sunflower or pistachio nuts
Small boxes of raisins or dried cranberries
Snack size crackers with cheese, pretzels, or granola bars
Fruit snacks or roll ups (made from real fruit)
Mini-bottled waters or fruit juice boxes (this is a great one because kids are bound to get thirsty during all that trick-or treating)
Search for these items at your local grocery, dollar, or party store or save time and money by ordering online with great sites such as: Oriental Trading and Dollar Days.
You will be able greet trick-or-treaters with out any guilt and other parents will undoubtedly appreciate your consideration and creativity. Have a happy and Healthy Halloween!
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