Trick or Treat: Give Me Something NOT to Eat

Yes, you read that right….NOT TO EAT.

I admit that I am the mom so over the candy. Between the allergies, diet restrictions, and parents who limit sugar, the candy is really thrown away more than it is eaten.

So this year I am challenging you to get creative. Skip past the candy aisle and dig a little bit deeper. Find something that is still cheap but USEFUL, FUN and INSPIRING.

OR … just keep scrolling and I will link everything you need right here.

Candy-free ideas for trick or treating

PLAYDOH – always the perfect item. There is never an occasion that PlayDoh is not a go to for me.

Mini Halloween Coloring Books – why yes I would love my kid to make a little art while working on fine motor skills

If you give a kid a dice: they might just make up their own game to use it for!!

A marker – step right up and pick your color!

The Good Stickers- this ones for the big kids. I see you with those stickers all over your water bottle, laptop, bookrack, iPad…..everything

Now, I know some of you are reading this thinking that you just do NOT want any more items in your house. Let’s talk consumables that are NOT candy!

Cutie Oranges just got cuter!

Or even a basic orange fruit cup.

These ghostly cheese sticks are always a crowd pleaser. 

Lastly, if you are truly planning to overachieve on Halloween Night OR if you are looking for the perfect class treat. I have you covered here:

I have never seen a cuter Witches’ Broom!

These pudding cup bats are one of a kind!

These mummy juice boxes are such to be talked about all year.

Who knew a pouch could be cuter?

Moms, there is no shame in the game. Momming is hard. If there are not enough hours in the day to pull this off, add a bag of candy to your order pickup and roll with it. You are not alone.


Kelli DeLarue
Kelli DeLarue has never met a stranger. She is personable and enjoys learning new things—especially when it comes to navigating motherhood. Kelli and her husband, Carson, welcomed their first son, Henry, in August of 2020. Baby boy number two is on the way! Kelli‘s passion is teaching. She has been a teacher in the Baton Rouge area for four years. She just decided to hang up the teaching hat and go full time mom. She enjoys reading books to her son, eating great food with her husband, and going to mass with her family.. One of Kelli’s great joys is sharing advice, life hacks, and encouragement. She hopes that her blog posts can help fellow moms feel supported and welcomed.


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