Worried about allergies or dietary restrictions this Halloween? Here are some fun replacement ideas for candy!

It seems that more and more families are realizing that their children have special dietary needs, and that can make a holiday like Halloween hard. You want your kids to have the same fun as everyone else, but most homes don't offer alternatives for your little ones.

A lot of parents are going around to the houses they know they'll be hitting up for candy and leaving little gift bags for families to give to their children when the time comes. Maybe that's you - or maybe you're just a considerate neighbor. Whatever the case, here are some ideas for fun things to put in your gift bags to make sure that no one misses out on any fun.

  • Glow sticks, bracelets, or necklaces
  • Pencils, pens, crayons or markers
  • Bubbles
  • Halloween erasers or pencil toppers
  • Mini Slinkies
  • Whistles, kazoos, or noisemakers
  • Bouncy balls
  • Finger puppets or novelty toys
  • Coins
  • Spider rings
  • Vampire fangs
  • Mini notepads
  • Playing cards
  • Bookmarks
  • Stickers
  • Stencils

Hopefully, parents or children will let you know if there is an allergy present - but if you're concerned, you can always ask every little ghoul who comes to your door. You may also want to avoid non-food items that have latex or or wheat, as these can be allergens, as well.

Don't worry about children being less excited - just remind them that while candy runs out, these fun toys are going to last a lot longer! 

And lastly, remember to put a teal pumpkin prominently displayed in your yard or on your porch. This lets other parents know that you have non-food items for their kiddos with allergies!

 

P.S. Jones is hosting two Trunk or Treat events this year - head over to our events page to RSVP!

Happy Halloween!

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