I really do not like giving out candy at Halloween.
Yeah, yeah, I know…you think I’m the house that will get egged.
But it isnt like I am giving out toothbrushes and apples…
I just think that there are some great options to candy
that kids will LOVE
and that will save us money in the process too.
Seriously, Halloween Candy Is PRICEY!
And what parent is immune from eating more than their share?
Look at us, Steaing from our little children for a chocolate fix…
it is shameful.
it is shameful.
So, avoid it all together and create a win-win this season.
Here are some cheaper options for some fun that will
last awhile longer than a
Not so”Fun” Sized Something or Other.
Oriental Trading Catalog
is a Wonderful Resource for this type of thing…
Check out the deals I found there:
Glow in the Dark Vampire Teeth
72 pairs for $5.00
Ends up being .07 cents apiece!!!
And the added benefit to this is that when
you are handing out candy, you cant just give one piece
or you are being stingy…you have to give out a
few pieces or a handful to each child…with the fake fangs
each person only needs one pair so you save even more!
72 Glitter Sticky Hands for $7
These are .10 cents apiece…
but my children beg for these in the candy machines
in the front of stores and it costs me .50 cents apiece.
Kids LOVE these!!
22 inch Glow Necklaces in Assorted Colors
Kids LOVE these too…
50 for $20 = .40 cents apiece
50 asst. colors glow bracelets for $8.00
making them .16 cents!
and again you only have to give 1 out per child!
A friend of mine named Sara gave me one of these Pipe Cleaner Rings
for my birthday and I have
been making them ever since.
I LOVE these!
These would be a great Trick-or-Treat for Girls!
You can see the Martha Stewart tutorial HERE
What about the Boys?
How about Temporary Tattoos?
Here you can get varieties of themes.
This one is Pirates and you get 50 for $5.
Cut them up into individual tattoos and you are at .10 cents apiece!
This is good for girls too.
Kids LOVE temporary tattoos.
By saving money and being Unique,
you will be the “cool” house
and you will avoid giving out (Expensive) unhealthy Candy.
(and avoid eating it yourself!)
! Have a Fabulous Day ! – Jenny at Dapperhouse
Grumpy Grateful Mom
Love your ideas! I mixed some play dough in with my candy one year. Most of the kids went for the play dough over the candy because EVERYONE gives candy. It’s good to be different. 🙂
OK, I admit those are some great candy alternatives, but will they help when I am on a pms induced chocolate rampage? Maybe wearing the fangs would enhance my mood!
OK, I admit those are some great candy alternatives, but will they fit the bill when PMS strikes? Maybe the fangs would enhance the overall scene!
Mom of 12
I’ve done pencils and little toys before. The young ones like it and the big ones usually complain.
A Day in Candiland
What a great idea. I don’t like giving out candy either. I don’t even like being home. Always trying to find things for the kids to do.
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