Halloween and candy are synonymous, but what are you to do when you really don't want to contribute to the sugar frenzy, but still want to indulge your neighborhood trick-or-treaters? Alex gave us a good look at what not to hand out in place of candy, but now it's time to look at what alternatives to candy will be well received by trick-or-treaters ranging from toddlers to teens. And while it's certainly easy to make a healthy treat, unless you know all the kids coming to your door, most parents are more comfortable letting their kids have food items that come pre-packaged, so keep that in mind.
Glow sticks are one of the main highlights of Halloween. Not only are they fun, but they also serve a purpose in helping ghosts and goblins stay visible while trick-or-treating. Let kids choose their own color and watch as they immediately swirl them in the air or put them on as jewelry. (Bracelet Glow Sticks, $13 for 100)