It isn't always easy to find healthier Halloween treats to hand out and it is even harder to find non-candy treats that won't get your house egg'd. Last year I got the last minute idea to hand out stickers instead of candy but couldn't find any individual boxes of stickers. Instead I bought sheets of stickers and a bunch of other small items to make treat bags. The total cost was less than 46 cents per bag with the lollipop making up half of that cost.
I made these bags for the kids and for the teenagers I handed out just candy. These bags works well for kids with allergies too as the main feature of the bag isn't the candy.
What You Need
2-3 items to put into the bag
Toy ideas - Dinky cars, rubix cubes, playing cards, bouncy balls, jacks, yo-yo's, finger puppets
(Tip - check out your local dollar store or party store for the best value)
Candy ideas - Florida Naturals, Yummy Earth Organics, Jason's PB Cups, Glee Gum, Annie's Bunny Fruit Snack, Surf Sweets, Equal Exchange Chocolate, Endangered Species Chocolate, Pur Fruit Bar
- Shake your magic 8 ball to figure out how many kids you think you will get this year. Typically it is the (Number of kids from last year * 2)/300 (if rain or snow expected) or 1.5 (if normal weather expected). Don't forget to add the co-efficient for Halloween falling on a weekend. In this case multiply by 7 million and then divide by the weather variable.
- Get your kids to work drawing random Halloween type objects on the front of each bag.
- Cut a the stickers and tattoo sheets into sections so that each bag is getting 3-4 stickers/tattoos
- Add everything to the bag, fold the bag down 2 times and seal shut with a sticker. If for some reason the stickers won't hold it shut, try stapling it instead.
What do you give out for Halloween? What do your kids typically bring home?
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