5 Alternatives To Candy This Halloween

We understand that whilst many adults want to get involved in the fun of Halloween, many also feel uncomfortable giving sugary sweets and treats to children, after all just think of the health conditions such unhealthy foods could lead to.

So if you’re looking for alternatives to candy this Halloween, browse through our range of party bag fillers . There are loads of different themed toys all at affordable prices, so there’s something for everyone.

What’s Wrong With Halloween Candy?

Whilst at first it may seem like a bit of a ‘party pooper’ to say don’t hand out Halloween candy. There are many serious reasons why you should consider alternatives to candy, especially when giving treats to children.

Firstly there are the concerns regarding sugar in candy and sweets. Whilst the short term effects might not seem too serious, the long term effects of too much sugar can be very serious indeed. Firstly there are concerns regarding children gaining weight, which can increase their risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol; all three of which are major contributors to heart disease.

However, before you decide to swap all of your candy to sugar free candy with substitutes such as sorbitol, it’s important to remember that sorbitol can cause gastrointestinal problems. Additionally, candy that contains black liquorice can actually be fatal in high amounts. This is because candy containing black liquorice “contains the compound glycyrrhizin, which can cause the body’s potassium levels to fall”. This can result in abnormal heartbeats, arrhythmias, and congestive heart failure. [Source: Live Science ]

5 Alternatives To Candy And Sweets For Trick Or Treaters

So if you’re looking for alternatives to Halloween candy, here’s a quick list of 5 suggestions to give you some food for thought.

1. Halloween Temporary Tattoos
With a selection of 10 different designs selected at random, these temporary tattoos are a great Halloween treat for children of a diverse range of ages, from young kids to tweens & teens.

2. Toy Spooky Skeleton
These toy skeletons are a great little treat for scary and prank themed Halloween treats. At just over 15 centimetres they’re a great size as a trick or treat gift, and they’re available in 4 different colours.

3. Rubber Bat
With both grey and black bats available, these spooky treats are ideal as little gifts for children trick or treating at your door on Halloween, and at just 16 pence each, they’re great value for money.

4. A Halloween Themed Sticker Sheet
Just 20p for a sheet with 20 Halloween stickers; that’s a penny a sticker. So if you’re on a budget but you still want to get involved in the Halloween fun, this sticker sheet is a great choice.

5. Whoopie Cushion
Put the trick in trick or treat with a whoopie cushion. This classic and popular favourite prank is loved by people of all ages. Simple and easy to use this good ol’ favourite is perfect for people of a wide variety of ages including both young and older children, and maybe some grownups too.

Planning A Halloween Party? Visit The All About Party Bags Blog

If you’re planning a Halloween party, you’ll need some inspiration and ideas for organising different party games, choosing your party decorations, deciding on fancy dress, and of course making party bags.

With regards to organising Halloween parties, we have lots of different blogs to choose from. For example, if you’re in a rush, we have a great list of 6 tips for a last moment Halloween party. We also have a list of 8 great party games for Halloween parties, just in case you’re short on ideas for party activities. However, if you’re more concerned about choosing a theme for the party, we have a great list of 5 different tips for choosing a party theme, including vampires, witches, and looking to other cultures for inspiration.

However, if you’d prefer some more visual inspiration for your Halloween party, head to our Pinterest page. It’s filled with boards for different party themes and ideas, including Halloween.

Prepare For Halloween With All About Party Bags

Our online store has lots of products for organising a children’s party, including both readymade party bags and party bag fillers. So if you would like to make your own party bags, you can purchase empty party bags and fill them with fillers of your choice. However, if you would like to save time, our online store has numerous pre-filled bags to choose from including products for children of all ages and genders, ranging from toddlers to teens.

We also have lots of numerous other party supplies in addition to party bags on our website, such as party games, piñatas, and party decorations. So if you’re planning a party this Halloween and need some spooky Halloween party supplies; All About Party Bags is the ideal place to shop.

Get In Touch With A Member Of Staff Today

If you are interested in party bag fillers, party bags or any of the party supplies available on our website and would like more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and dedicated team. The All About Party Bags team will be happy to assist you with your enquiry.

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