A Clever Idea for Candy-Less Halloween Treats (Teal Pumpkin Project Approved!)
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Skip the sweets and give out this treat instead.
Halloween is synonymous with candy, but it’s not always the best food group to have kiddos stock up on. Hip2Save reader Nancy has a more beneficial alternative to pass out come October 31st!
The Teal Pumpkin Project was created by FARE with the idea to give out non-food items so kids are able to participate in the fun holiday, but not receive things that can make them sick. By setting out a teal pumpkin, you tell parents it’s safe for children with allergies to stop at your home and trick or treat
I like to offer something other than just candy for Halloween. A friend of mine cleaned out her bookcase and gifted me a box of beginner reading books so I put the books out in a bin for trick-or-treaters on Halloween last year. That said, I also did offer candy as well. By the end of the night, almost all the books were taken! – Nancy
How sweet and smart!
If you aren’t fortunate enough to have a neighbor like Nancy with a stockpile of books on hand, you can check out gently used children’s books at the thrift store, yard sales, or even in listings on Facebook Marketplace.
Thank you, Nancy, for sharing this Trick-or-Treating idea with us! While some kiddos may think of this as a trick rather than a treat (and maybe even some parents who like to sneak into the candy stash 😆), books are such a great alternative (or in this case, addition!) to the traditional sugar-filled sweets. And even sweeter, they’re Teal Pumpkin Project approved!
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