With so many allergies popping up everyday, it’s hard to find treats that everyone can enjoy that you can pass out for Halloween. If you just take out corn, dairy, and gluten, you are left with pretty much no candy treats. Here are some ideas for Halloween goodies that you could pass out instead.
1. Clementine Oranges for “Pumpkins” – Use a marker to draw faces for Jack-O-Laterns. This could be a fun craft with the kids at a party.
2. Small Paper Dolls (Get the sticker paper dolls (for younger kids) or the traditional paper dolls, either way they will have hours upon hours of fun!)
3. Small Sticker Activity Books (These little Dover books are fun and can be used over and over.)
4. Containers of Mini Play Doh (Not gluten free though unless you make it yourself.)
5. Glow Sticks (These are very inexpensive and always fun for kids! – My kids get so excited about glow sticks! )
6. Fruit Leather (These cost around $0.50 each or less and you can get a variety pack!)
7. Stickers (You can probably find fun and cheap stickers at the dollar store.)
8. Plastic Animals (These are very inexpensive if you buy them in bulk.)
9. Applesauce Pouches (Unless a child has an apple allergy these would be a good “treat” for most.)
10. Organic Lolli Pops (If you do want to indulge in candy, these pops are GMO free, gluten free, soy free, dairy free, and nut free.)
11. Organic Juice Pouches (Another special treat but you can get these for under $0.40 each!)
12. Halloween Tattoos (What kid doesn’t love a fun tatoo? They have glitter and glow in the dark ones!)
From this list you should be able to find several inexpensive options, either for passing out at your front door to trick or treaters or to give out at a fall festival or Halloween party of your own.
Not only do these options protect kids from allergens but they will also keep them from the tooth decay and sugar highs that come along with eating candy.
What kind of gluten free halloween treats do you pass out? Do you prefer food treats or non-food treats?