Halloween is right around the corner and if you’re still wondering what you can offer that the little trick or treaters (or your party guests) might like that doesn’t involve loads of individually-plastic-wrapped sugar bombs, we’ve got some great ideas for you!
When it comes to treats kids will enjoy, think treasure instead of candy. They’re going to get plenty of the sugary stuff elsewhere, and while that may be appealing in the here and now, a little trinket that lasts longer than a piece of candy will make a lasting, green impression. Most kids love little trinkets from nature – things like polished rocks, crystals and seashells. Think little stocking stuffer type items and try to avoid the mass-marketed, non-recycled plastic junk.
- Organic juice boxes
- Organic apple sauce snack packs, or fruit tubs
- Real fruit strips or rollups
- Mini LaraBars, Clif Bars, or similar snack bars
- Mini boxes of organic dried fruits
If you feel passionately about giving out candy, you’ll have to think outside the traditional candy box to find treats that are reasonably healthy and green. To be acceptable for handing out to trick or treaters, items generally have to be individually wrapped, which poses a green challenge. There are a variety of healthier candies available now, and many come in bulk bags of individually wrapped portions. While all that wrapping may not be super green, if you really want to give out candy, they may be your best choices.
- Adhesive bandages with cool characters on them
- Bean bags
- Coins (US or otherwise)
- Coloring books
- Crayon “rocks”
- Games for Your Brain Ocean Cards
- Glass beads
- Mini pumpkins
- Polished rocks, skipping stones
- Sea shells
- Seed packets
- Temporary tattoos
- Yarn bracelets
Have a happy and eek-o-friendly Hallogreen!