I know there are a lot of health conscious parents who steer away from allowing their children to have candy and I'm sure that makes this time of year and all the Halloween activities a little challenging. I am not one of these parents. I love to take my kids trick-or-treating and look forward to all the candy they collect. They're still little so they usually get tired pretty quick and we end up holding the buckets all the way home. Puddin Pop actually feel asleep in the neighbor's wagon, sitting straight up, with a wrapped sucker in her hand, last year.
Oriental Trading is a great alternative for those not wishing to give out candy. We would give out candy...if we were home, but I do order crafts from OT at least 3 times a year to have on hand for different parties and for rainy or cold days that we can't play outside. I also purchased several different crafts for Boogie's end of school party last year to put in the treat bags instead of candy and Dollar Store stuff. The prices are great and the fun factor lasts much longer than a piece of candy.
Here's some of the crafts we made over the Summer. These cute magnets adorn our fridge and remind us of a fun afternoon spent avoiding the rain.