Thursday, October 30, 2014

Have a Healthy Halloween

Healthy Halloween Treats
I love the dress-up part of Halloween. When our son was young, I enjoyed coming up with fun costumes. One year I made a tyrannosaurus rex costume and my husband and I dressed as cave man and woman. We won best group costume at our community Halloween Festival as the Prehistoric Family.
Halloween Costume
What I don't like is all the candy.

Lots of sugar gets consumed even before we hand out candy to trick or treaters calling at our door (of course not in my household). Seeing all those tiny (and some not so tiny) kids dressed as their favorite hero, princess or ghoulish figure at your door is part of the fun of Halloween. But we don't have to give them candy.

We get lots of kids to our door from the neighborhood, but they get something different from us—fun/playful treats.

I'm not about to contribute to the sugar addiction of a new generation.

I went to the Dollar Store and spent $10 getting multi-packs of erasers, pencils, bling rings, dinosaurs, bugs and glow-in-the-dark bats.
Healthy Halloween Treats

It's all in a bowl ready to hand out. Non-consumable, sugar-less treats that kids can appreciate and enjoy long after the sugar high is gone.

Parents and kids like coming to our door on Halloween.

What do you do to break the tradition of giving out candy to Trick or Treaters?