• kids22Before you buy that gigantic bag of candy from your local warehouse store, check out these suggestions from the Green Halloween website:

    Food items (“treats”)

    – Organic juice boxes or pouches

    – Organic apple sauce snack packs

    – Real-fruit strips and rolls

    – Whole food bars

    – Boxes of organic raisins and, where available, other organic dried fruits.

    – 100% honey sticks — don’t give honey to children under the age of 2

    – Raw or roasted nuts (ask parents before giving out nuts due to allergies)

    – Trial size packs of dried veggie chips

    – Organic granola/breakfast bars

    – Trial/snack sized bags of organic cookies, crackers, or popcorn

    – Individually wrapped pumpkin seed treats

    – Individual “Jr” packs of organic nut butter (be sure to ask parents about possible nut allergies)

    – Organic licorice bars, rope, and gum, (cut into pieces).

    – Organic organic chocolate and candy.

    – Individually wrapped organic herbal tea bags (all of those princesses will be delighted to have tea for their tea parties!)

    Non food items (“treasures”)

      • – Acorns (kids love items from nature)

    – Adhesive “bandages” with pirate, black cat and other fun themes (one per child. Great for older kids!)

    – Barrettes or other hair things

    – Beads

    – Bean bags (homemade)

    – Bells

    – Charms

    – Coins (US or non-US)

    – Confetti-biodegradable, water-soluble

    – Cookie cutters – mini

    – Crayon “rocks” (soy-based)

    – Earth tone feathers

    – Elf and fairy items

    – Fake jewels (lead free)

    – Fortunes
    – Glass rings

    – Glass beads

    – Jokes

    – Large metallic star confetti or “fairy dust”

    – Money

    – Pencils

    – Polished rocks/ skipping stones

    – Printed items like word games, word search or crossword puzzles

    – Pumpkins (mini, dried)

    – Sachets (homemade)

    – Seashells

    – Seed Packets

    – Soap

    – Soy or beeswax crayons

    – Spider confetti

    – Stamps from foreign countries

    – Stickers

    – Yarn bracelets

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