[Frontspiece: Your great-grandparents had better Trick-or-Treat game than you. Although, admittedly, the chilling effect achieved in the photo was surely unintended. Which fact makes it even scarier. Vintage photo via wearekoalasvintage.com, which features exceptionally nice vintage menswear.]
ShoppingGirls, if you are concerned that handing out candy on Halloween night to Trick-or-Treaters isn’t good for the children, or you want to avoid the risk that a child might unknowingly eat a treat she is allergic to, never fear. Kids love little trinkets in place of sugary bites, and there are plenty of excellent options that are fun and will please the youngsters.
For an affordable option, consider these Halloween Friendship Rope Bracelets. Kids love them, and can add them to their collection of friendship bracelets to wear all year long. They are adjustable to fit kids of different ages, or perhaps to secure a super-secret scroll map to buried treasure. Even better, you get a set of 72 bracelets for only $5.99! orientaltrading.com.
Mini wooden Day Of The Dead Maracas are great handouts or party items. Be sure to give each child a set of two! Well reviewed for quality and fun factor, these are a popular favor with all ages. Highly decorative without being scary, they add a festive vibe to the night. How about putting a couple at each place setting for a midnight dinner party? Get a set of 12 for under $18.00 at orientaltrading.com.
Rubber bracelets are perfect for Trick or Treating handouts. They are fun, safe, colorful, and kids adore them. These are also verifiably jewelry art. Superhero Girl Sayings Bracelets feature bold embossed and intaglio mottos taken from classic comic book graphics. The Design and fonts used are wonderful. orientaltrading.com.
Perplexingly scoring high ratings, these Sticky Slugs are large, realistic, stretchy, and popular. Some Trick or Treaters will love these, others will at least find them valued trading pieces for something less icky. You can get a dozen for under $4.00. If you really want to. orientaltrading.com.
Just when you thought your little green plastic military personnel had defeated the zombie minions, here come Skeleton Warrior Figures. Armed with terrifying old-school weapons like scythes and hatchets, some are winged for aerial attacks, others bear shofars to announce the coming battle. This ghoulish band of 48 costs $7.49. Trick or Treaters may need their Skyrim Dovahkiins to step in to defeat these draughrs. orientaltrading.com.