Halloween 2015: Awesome Food-Free Loot Bag Ideas

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Published: October 9, 2015

Since the arrival of FARE’s sensationally popular Teal Pumpkin Project, food-allergic children can trick or treat with less fear at houses decorated with teal-colored pumpkins, which indicate that allergy-friendly loot is being offered.

Here are Allergic Living’s top picks of candy alternatives to include – either in your bowl of goodies or as valued toy to swap out for questionable goodies your child has gathered. Let’s make October 31 safe and inclusive!


LEGO Halloween Minifigures

Take the classic toy building blocks to Halloween heights with mini toy monsters, each designed to put some “spook” into every LEGO creation. Sealed in a mystery bag, each of the 16 figures, from a specter to a spider lady, is perfect for handing out to friends with known allergies or for giving to your own little devils.

(U.S. & Canada, LEGO Store, Toys “R” Us)



tattoosMello Smello Halloween Tattoos
Turn kids’ attention away from the sugary Halloween haul with temporary tattoos in iconic shapes of the season. Every package includes 20 mini-boxes, each containing 4 tattoos. You can coolly encourage a little body art, while knowing it’ll all wash off in the morning!

(U.S. & Canada, Shoppers Drug Mart)



glow_batParty City Halloween Glow Bat Pendant (also available in skeleton and pumpkin)

These eerie glow-stick pendants make amazing handouts for trick-or-treaters – and they help to ensure kids are visible on dark Halloween nights, as they hurry from house to house.

(U.S. & Canada)



Mrs. Grossman’s Stickers
Reward trick-or-treaters with fun, colorful stickers in a variety of shapes. Order the Sticker Treat box or Super Sticker Pack for an assortment of spiders, witches, candy stickers and more. Or, pick individual sheets, from kooky monsters to dancing skeletons, and mix and match any way you please.

(U.S. & Canada)


Play-Doh Halloween BagPlay_Doh
Inspire creativity by handing out these “treat without the sweet” Halloween goodies (*note, not suitable for those avoiding wheat/gluten). Each bag comes with 15 one-ounce cans of modeling compound in fun seasonal colors. Before you know it, the neighborhood will be swarmed by black cats, white ghosts, green ghouls and more.

(U.S. & Canada, amazon.ca) *Contains wheat*




The Switch Witch and the Magic of Switchcraft
Have you  heard of the Switch Witch? A master of trickery, she neatly swaps potentially unsafe candy for allergy-friendly candy or food-free treats for food-allergic ghouls and goblins Halloween night. This cute toy and illustrated book will ensure the switch witch is another Halloween tradition that your kids look forward to every year.

(U.S. Only – Available at Target)


Bat Treat Bag


Pottery Barn Kids Halloween Tote Bags
Surprise trick-or-treaters with a more fitting place to stash their treasures. With so many styles, from a traditional Jack-o’-lantern to a friendly bat, the only real trick will be picking the right bag to go with each costume.

(U.S. & Canada)





More Halloween Resources:
Halloween 2015: Food Allergy-Friendly Candies and Treats
Food-Free Party Ideas for Kids and Teens
Allergy-Friendly Halloween Resources