It’s that time of year again…my kids are excited, planning costumes, decorations, make up – yes, even the boys, and are on a mission to find the largest goodie basket so they can fill it up with lollies …Whoa!!!
I am all for letting them partake in what is a growing cultural event here in Australia, not so new to our friends from the UK and United States.
The problem I have with Halloween is it can be all about the lollies. While a few sweets and treats are fine, it’s not uncommon for the kids to end up with bucket loads of cheap, poor quality crap that commonly leads to meltdowns, tantrums, sleep disruptions not to mention the chemical load and blood sugar spikes.
Here are some budget friendly non food ideas you can offer your visiting witches and ghouls, which the kids will also like, so shouldn’t create too many tricks.
They are allergy and intolerance friendly too!
- Glow stix
- Mini bubbles
- Plastic spiders
- Bouncy balls
- Glow in the dark eye balls
- Printed Bandaids…perhaps not for the older kids, but my kids loved them when they were younger!
Perhaps slightly OTT and I think my kids may disown me…but mini toothbrushes & toothpaste – for after all the lollies that they do eat!