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Do you think this is a good alternative to Halloween candy?

I don't really want to buy Halloween candy to hand out, but I don't want to not have anything. I thought instead about those fruit snacks (like Welch's has--do they make those in Halloween packets?) and maybe Halloween pencils and stickers. Would that be a good alternative, or would something else be better?

The reason I don't want any is because 1) I don't want my son to have a lot. We're going to take him trick or treating of course and get him a little bit of candy, but I just don't want him to have heaps of it available to him. 2) My own personal demons, LOL.


Asked by thatgirl70 at 10:13 AM on Oct. 4, 2010 in Holidays

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  • Sounds good... I order little prize items from give those out.  Last year I cleaned out my prize bucket at school and handed out all of the extra stuff no one had picked so that I could restock it and the trick or treaters loved it.  I had rings, stickers, bouncy balls, tattoos, wall climbers and all kinds of stuff.  The prize type things went even faster than the candy - I think kids like the variety.


    Answer by scout_mom at 10:33 AM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • That is a good idea, but how about packages of goldfish crackers, or pretzels?..... low sugar :) Im not a fan of giving out candy either. This year I'm going to give out pretzels and glowstick bracelets.

    Answer by Namaste17 at 10:15 AM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • I think that is a great alternative! I've been thinking about doing the same thing, except we live way out in the sticks and don't get trick or treaters here.

    Answer by QueenMomma2023 at 10:16 AM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • Sounds good to me!

    Answer by August07Mom at 10:19 AM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • I have been doing fruit snacks for years now, as well as little favors. Always has been a big hit.

    Answer by flcouple7577 at 10:31 AM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • I think that's a great idea!

    Answer by gogogirl79 at 10:14 AM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • this is a great idea, i think i'm going to do the same and find a healthy alternative.

    Answer by 24hourmom185 at 10:20 AM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • Go to the Halloween party supply aisle. There should be party favors for cheap. Kids will love those as much as they love candy.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:24 AM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • great idea and im sure other parents will be thankful for keeping the SUGARLOAD down with their kids also

    Answer by Ross2010 at 10:48 AM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • That's a better idea then what I thought you were going to say. Sweet treats of any kind are welcome to children, and the fruit snacks would be appriciated by the parents. I think it will be a good choice.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 11:05 AM on Oct. 4, 2010