Alternative Halloween Treats for Kids

alternative halloween treats

As we all know by now the shops are reminding us it is Halloween next week.Over the years Australian has slowly started to celebrate this traditionally American event. People are now spooki-fying their front lawns, parents are dressing up their children and venturing with them to neighbours homes and knocking and waiting for the door to open to ask “trick or treat!”.

It’s so easy to give a piece of chocolate or candy, it’s all fun and what harm can a little piece of chocolate do? Plenty. In Australia, our children are some of the heaviest children in the world, and kids as young as four are having caps put on their teeth due to early dental decay. If every other home is giving away sweets, why not offer an alternative that their parents will probably thank you for.

We’ve identified some popular items that young children always gravitate to and would appreciate as much as a piece of candy.


What child under 7 doesn’t like bubbles? I’m always surprised how popular the bubbles are for young children. They’re happy to have bubbles blown at them all day. It’s usually one of the most popular item in party bags. Check out your local party supplier for bubble bundle party packs. Kmart and Target sell Bubble Wands for $1.00 each.

Alternative to Halloween Treats


Another popular item in any party bag. Check out your local mixed business shop or stationery store for any stickers that are on special. Why not order Halloween themed ones in advance?

Alternative Halloween Treats


You can make your own using a few home ingredients and food coloring. We’ve found a few popular recipes here. Or you can buy a party pack and distribute to little scary guests.

Alternative treats for Halloween


Hand out bags of cut pieces of fruit. Make your own using fresh fruits and seal bags. Using fresh fruits may prompt the adults to force their children to eat these treats first. After all, they don’t have a long shelf life like candy do.

Alternative treats for Halloween

Jewellery Accessories

Go to your local party supplier or mixed business store and find bulk toy jewellery accessories. Look out for popular items such as  hair accessories, clips, bracelets, toy rings and children’s lip gloss.

Pocket Toys

You can bet to find small toys at your local party supply shop. Look for bouncy balls, yoyo’s, whistles, and other small figurines.

Alternative to Halloween Treats

Bottled Water

Kids (and parents) will probably get a little tired and dehydrated from all the walking. Why not hand them a small bottle of water to help hydrate them for the rest of their trick or treating night. Various grocery chains offer cheap bottles of water in bulk. Why not be creative and add a little Halloween element to the bottles.

Alternative to Halloween Treats

Glow in the Dark Accessories

What a perfect opportunity to give away glow in the dark accessories. After all, they will be walking around in the dark. You can get Mega Glow Party Packs from Kmart and hand out one or two to each child.

Alternative treats for Halloween

Have you got any other ideas for alternative Halloween treats for kids?

Want more information? Click below for more details

What's On 4 Kids WINNER Peoples Choice Award

Testimonials See what our clients are saying!

  • Wow! Just wanted to say how amazing tonight was! All the children absolutely loved it!
    Your amazing entertainer was the BEST dj and never stopped dancing and interacting with them…they loved her! She was amazing thank you so much!!!!!

    Angela Central Coast, NSW

  • We had Bop till you drop for a 2 Hour Science party for my Daughter’s 8th B’day party. They are super easy to communicate with and can get you all setup very quickly. The host arrived on time and was very engaging. The Kids did not move from their seats for the entire duration. Definitely recommend getting them to lift up your b’day parties.

    Nitin Sydney, NSW

  • Alessandra was absolutely amazing, she was early and all the kids loved her!
    The older kids loved the games she played everything was amazing.
    We can’t wait to have you back in October for Halloween!

    St Paul the Apostle P&F Sydney, NSW

  • Eva was brilliant she was amazing she arrived on time and everything was beautifully organised.
    Charlotte was obsessed with her and loved dancing and jumping around
    Eva went above and beyond for us and you could tell she genuinely enjoyed what she was doing it wasn’t a chore at all.
    Thank you so much!

    Hannah Perth, WA

Accreditations and Endorsements