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24 Candy Alternatives for Halloween

Hopefully by now you’ve heard of the Teal Pumpkin Project. Food allergies are on the rise, and those kids with life-threatening allergies get systematically excluded from one of the funnest days of the year–but the teal pumpkins are trying to help that. With candy alternatives for Halloween trick or treaters, everyone can have fun, and most importantly, stay safe!

Support the teal pumpkin project with non-candy Halloween treats! Here's a list of affordable non-candy alternatives for Trick-or-Treaters this year!

If you’re putting out non-candy treats, be sure to put them in a separate bowl from any food items to prevent contamination, and let the trick-or-treaters know you have treats that are safe with a teal pumpkin, like this one from our Minecraft Trunk or Treat.

Trunk or treat ideas for your Minecraft fans! Be sure to remember the food allergy treaters so they can participate, too!

You can also print a teal pumpkin out for your door on this site.

If you’ve checked out the price of Halloween candy lately, it’s not even more expensive to go the small toy route. Here’s a list of my favorites. These are affiliate links–clicking costs you nothing, but helps me maintain this site! 


On Halloween night, kids are going to go NUTS for light up stuff. Here are a few things we’ve given out in the past that got snatched up by ALL the trick or treaters!


If you don’t do glow-in-the dark, there is still plenty to choose from that kids will love that isn’t candy!

Whatever it is you choose to give out, a kid that wouldn’t otherwise be able to trick or treat because of a food allergy will really appreciate it!

Paula Biggs

Owner at Frog Prince Paperie
Paula Biggs is a party planner, DIY crafter, and owner of Frog Prince Paperie, where you can find hundreds of party, craft and lifestyle ideas.

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Sandra Garth

Friday 28th of October 2016

I've been wondering what the teal pumpkins are for, thanks for explaining. These are great alternatives for all the kids. We don't get many trick-or-treaters anymore so I don't buy tons of candy. It's amazing how the price of candy has risen over the years.