Okay, treater is not technically a word (yet, maybe it will catch on) but if I were to define it: Treater-one who gives treats. That said, I am here to offer you a fabulous list of Halloween treats so that you can be the best Halloween treater on your block-with no-guilt choices, old-school favorites, and non-edible goodies sure to please even the pickiest trick-or-treater this year.
100 calorie snack packs-large variety to choose from at your local grocery store
Animal cracker packs
Nuts-peanuts, almonds, etc. (hand out with caution as some children are allergic to nuts)
Candy bars-buy the mini size (fewer calories) for varied selection-M&M’s, Snickers, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, etc.
Hard candy-buying hard candy in big bags will save you money and offer a larger variety for your trick-or-treaters
Pencils-buy in bulk and choose themed pencils (every school kid can use an extra pencil)
Erasers-to go along with your fabulous pencils
Mini activity booklets-may keep kids entertained for hours
Mini notepads-for writing mini notes
Mini animal figurines-can be bought in bulk at any party store
An extra tip for choosing non-edible treats:
Do visit your local party store and peruse their bulk toy section-those little grab bag hand-outs you pass out at birthday parties are perfect non-edible treats for Halloween-and the store may have a great selection of themed Halloween treats available for you to choose.
Whatever you choose to pass out this Halloween, keep in mind what parents appreciate too. As a parent I have two rules about Halloween candy-after the tricks-and-treats are over.
#1: The whole bucket gets dumped out upon arrival home from trick-or-treating and all candy is thoroughly checked for safety.
#2: Four pieces (depending upon size and choice, of course) may be eaten Halloween night but the rest is put away-in the cupboard above the fridge-and doled out sparingly until Easter when the bucket is emptied and the cycle resets.
Please view this complete list of Halloween Safety Tips to ensure a Happy Halloween for all!
Please Also Note: My daughter often forgets for days (and/or weeks) about her Halloween bucket above the fridge. I limit her sweets intake daily and as a result she neither wants a lot of candy nor does she get upset when she sees a half bucket of Halloween candy being thrown away the week before Easter. Limiting sweets and utilizing (over all) food portion control are just two good ways to raise healthy happy children.
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