Are you looking for a different way to celebrate Halloween this year? This Halloween, try something different and ditch the traditional trick or treating. If you're looking for some fun and safe alternatives to trick or treating, here are a few ideas. Whether you're looking for something family-friendly or something a little more spooky, there's sure to be an option that fits your needs. So get ready to have some fun this Halloween season!
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Halloween Scavenger Hunt
This is a great option if you're looking for something that can be done both indoors and outdoors. You can hide candy and small toys around your house and yard, and then send your little ones off on a hunt. If you have older kids, you can make this Halloween Treasure Hunt more challenging by including riddles or clues along the way.
Trunk or Treating
Trunk or treating is a great alternative if you live in a neighborhood with a lot of kids. You can decorate your car trunk with a Halloween theme, fill it with candy, and then let the kids "trick or treat" from car to car. This is a great option because it allows kids to socially distance while still enjoying the holiday.
Kids will love playing this printable dice game as it involves yummy Halloween Candy. The perfect alternative to going trick or treating.
Pumpkin Carving Contest
If you're looking for a fun activity that the whole family can do together, consider holding a pumpkin carving contest. You can invite friends and family members to carve their own pumpkins submit photos of their creations. Once everyone has submitted their carved pumpkins, you can vote on a winner.
Make homemade Halloween candy and treats
If you're a fan of DIY projects, this one's for you! You can make your own Halloween candy at home using simple ingredients like chocolate chips, peanut butter, honey, and marshmallows. Not only is this a fun activity, but one the kids will love. Or try these fun Halloween Marshmallow Pops
Have a Halloween Movie Marathon
What better way to celebrate Halloween than by curled up on the couch with some popcorn and watching some classic horror movies? You can make it even more fun by turning it into a marathon and watching back-to-back movies all day long!
Halloween Pot Luck Dinner
If you are looking for something for the whole family, how about a potluck night and have everyone bring their favorite Halloween-themed food and serve halloween drinks. You can decorate your space with spooky decorations and make it feel like a real haunted house.
Halloween Costume Contest
If you're feeling creative, host a Halloween costume contest and give out prizes for the best, funniest, and most creative costumes.
Halloween Candy Alternatives
While Halloween may be the mother lode of the year for kids in terms of junk food, many parents cringe at the thought of their children dragging home those heaps of candy and chocolate. So in an effort to make Halloween a healthier time of year, why not hand out some non-traditional treats that aren't quite as bad for the children? To get you started, here is a list of treats that most kids will be more than happy to receive.
Granola bars are relatively inexpensive and come in a variety of different flavors. Something along the lines of chocolate chunk is sure to be a hit with the trick-or-treaters.
The great thing about these snacks is that they don't overdo it with the bad stuff. So if you buy bars with chocolate in them, you only get a few small chunks of chocolate spread throughout the entire bar.
Thirsty trick-or-treaters everywhere would love to be handed a juice box on Halloween. Remember when you were on the prowl as a kid? While probably not their drink of choice, a little apple, orange or grape juice most certainly won't go astray. Add these cute Halloween Juice Box wrappers and you have a spooky and healthy treat.
Single serving packs of dry cereal are a perfect Halloween treat. Lightly sweetened brands such as Honey Nut Cheerios and Frosted Mini-Wheats are both nutritious and low in additives, making them ideal choices for a healthy Halloween.
You may not think of fruit as a trick or treat alternative, but with a bit of creativity you can turn it into something special
Cheese and Crackers
Being a school lunch staple, cheese and crackers won't exactly elicit cheers from trick-or-treaters, but at least it's a healthier choice than candy. For an added dose of nutritional value, opt for whole grain crackers.
Sugar-Free Chewing Gum
From minty to fruity and just about everything in between, chewing gum flavors are endless. By handing these out for Halloween you're not only making their mouths water, but you're doing their teeth a favor as well. Chewing gum can help reduce plaque and prevent tooth decay.
Squeezable yogurt comes in a tube, which allows the desired amount to be squeezed straight into your mouth, making for a convenient, spoon less experience. Yogurt is of course, an excellent source of calcium.
Not all treats have to be edible. Things like Halloween notepads, pencils and erasers are always neat for children to receive. And as an added bonus, they can use them in school.
As you can see, Halloween treats don't necessarily have to be bad for the children that eat them. And while a few might turn up their noses at your less than decadent offerings, most trick-or-treaters won't so much as bat an eye at the thought of eating a granola bar or scoring a cool Halloween pencil.
No matter what you decide to do this Halloween, the important thing is that you have fun and stay safe! With so many options for alternative activities, there's no reason why you can't have a spook-tacular holiday.
So while trick or treating may be the go-to activity for many on Halloween night, there are plenty of other fun options out there. So get creative and have a spook-tacular time this Halloween!
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This spooky boo mix treat is perfect for handing out to trick-or-treaters on Halloween night! It's easy to make and can be customized with your favorite candies. Plus, it's a great way to use up any leftover candy from previous Halloweens. You could make an healthy alternative too.