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Sunday
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Halloween is one the most exciting holidays of the year at my house.  The kids are thrilled with their pick of costumes, they have chosen their pumpkins and are counting down the days until they can hit the streets and collect all of that candy. 

As a Mom, the thought of all of those sugary sweets has started to send shivers down my spine.   I know that treats come with the territory, but this year I have started to think about ways that I can incorporate healthier alternatives into our Halloween habits. 

 

Healthy Snack Options

Snacks don’t have to be over the top and sugary. 

 

  • Packages of low-fat crackers with cheese
  • Single-serve boxes of cereal
  • Mini boxes of raisins
  • Single-serve packets of low-fat popcorn
  • Prepackaged fruits/vegetables
  • 100-calorie packets
  • Granola bars
  • Sugar free gum

 

School Supplies

There are many fun Halloween and fall themed school supplies in the dollar stores and craft shops. 


 

  • Pencils
  • Stickers
  • Erasers
  • Pencil toppers
  • Coins
  • Rulers
  • Stencils
  • Bookmarks
  • Mini crayon set
  • Mini marker set
  • Halloween rubber stamps
  • Mini paper pads
  • Small notebooks

 

 

Small Plastic Novelty Toys

Hit the dollar store and party supply stores to stock up on fun loot for trick or treaters. 

Plastic spiders

 

  • Yo-yos
  • Kazoos
  • Fake vampire teeth
  • Wax lips
  • Mini containers or play-dough
  • Silly Putty
  • Bubbles
  • Slide puzzles
  • Puzzles
  • Slime
  • Fake eyeballs
  • Spinning tops
  • Bouncy balls
  • Straws
  • Glow sticks
  • Whistles
  • Mini Slinky
  • Jumping spiders
  • Stress balls
  • Wind-up toys
  • Finger puppets
  • Slide whistles
  • Balloons
  • Kaleidoscopes
  • Mini koosh balls
  • Bendable plastic character figures
  • Squishy bugs

 

Dress up Accessories

Don’t let the dress up fun end clock strikes midnight. These fun dress up accessories are good for both boys and girls.

 

  • Plastic bracelets
  • Snap bracelets
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Adjustable rings
  • Disguise glasses
  • Glow-in-the-dark bracelets
  • Face mustaches
  • Bat/Spider rings
  • Vampire teeth

 

Ideas from my Facebook Fans

  • Tooth brushes
  • Dental floss
  • Homemade slime