When it comes to preparing for Halloween, I tend to go overboard and plan in advance. We don’t get a lot of trick-or-treaters in our small neighborhood, so I want to make it worth their while. And well, I’ll admit, sometimes I buy candy I like because I know we’ll have plenty left! This year, however, I wanted to try something different. In addition to purchasing gluten-free candy, I’m also going to make candy free Halloween treat bags just in case. With thanks to Oriental Trading for supplying us with everything that we need; I’m happy to share our process.
While Halloween has never been one of those holidays that I go all out for in terms of decorating, I do want to spread the holiday cheer a bit. Whether it’s having a toddler friendly Halloween or an autism friendly Halloween.
This year, in addition to handing out candy, I’m making goody bags.
How to Assemble Candy Free Halloween Treat Bags
Your goody bag contents might be different from ours, but here’s what we planned on putting in them:
- Pumpkin relaxation ball
- Black bubble bottles
- Pumpkin bubble bottles
- an assortment of goodies like fans, spider rings, and other fun stuff
Oriental Trading is usually our go-to in terms of easy craft ideas. But this year, Oriental Trading is also our Halloween headquarters.
I’ll probably hand out the bubbles and extra relaxation pumpkin balls as well. Of course, my youngest also requested that I leave some of the items for her. So, I might end up purchasing another assortment just to pad our stash at home.
We do plan on using some of the extra spider rings to make a fun Halloween wreath at some point. To go along with all of our fun Fall themed crafts.
Overall, I really think that our trick-or-treaters will have plenty to choose from! And in the meantime, it gives me some time to get our teal pumpkin decorations ready.