For years Halloween has always been about creepy crawlers, costumes and CANDY!! But, these days more parents are concerned about giving children candy. Childhood obesity is at an all-time high and we know that high sugar intake contributes to obesity.

Food allergies and sensitivities are also very common these days. Parents have to be diligent about making sure their child doesn’t receive a piece of candy that contains an allergen. And other parents just don’t enjoy dealing with their children on sugar highs after eating a bucket of candy on Halloween night.


Since there are so many parents concerned about the amount of candy their child receives, maybe it would be best to try and avoid giving candy this year! There are lots of fun alternative to Halloween candy that don’t involve food.


  1. Halloween Jewelry – There are many different Halloween themed bracelets, necklaces, and rings. Glow in the dark options are always fun.
  2. Glow in the dark toys – You can never go wrong with something that glows! These can also be a great safety feature for kids while trick or treating.
  3. Halloween Stickers – Little kids always love stickers! Get a variety and let the child choose a few.
  4. Halloween rubber duckies! Kids seem to love these little th
  5. Vampire teeth – you can also find glow in the dark teeth, which are always a hit!
  6. Bubbles – you can find bubbles in Halloween shaped containers
  7. Finger puppets in the shape of pumpkins, witches or ghosts
  8. Halloween Pens/Pencils/Erasers – every kid needs these for school!
  9. Halloween Tattoos are always a hit! Kids love fake tatoos
  10. Toy snakes, spiders, or bats – Anything creepy crawly is sure to be a hit!
  11. Whistles shaped like ghosts or pumpkins – What kid doesn’t like making a lot of noise on Halloween!
  12. Halloween bouncy balls – especially glow in the dark!

We hope you have a Happy, Healthy Halloween!!! Trick or Treat!!

Want more information to having a healthy and happy kid?  Schedule a consult with Dr. Kiera Smialek and get your little ones healthier. 480-361-5188