kids who like allergy-friendly Halloween treats

15 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Treats (That Don't Suck!)

I can still remember the first Halloween I wore a pair of fake vampire teeth as a kid. I placed Dracula's dentures into my mouth and felt the insatiable thirst for blood, only to be followed by the sheer horror of actually tasting blood when the sharp edges cut my gums. The fact of the matter is that many non-food Halloween treats suck, and not in a fun vampire way.

Fortunately, movements such as the Teal Pumpkin Project are spreading the word about fun food alternatives that are safe for trick-or-treaters who suffer from severe and life-threatening food allergies. Put the following trinkets and toys on your Halloween shopping list to bring smiles to little faces hidden under ghostly sheets, all while preventing any unplanned hospital trips:

  • Glow sticks
  • Child-friendly jewelry
  • Washable markers
  • Crayons
  • Yo-yos
  • Miniature Slinkies
  • Stickers
  • Bubbles
  • Bouncy balls
  • Whistles
  • Kazoos
  • Squirt guns
  • Mini rubber stamps
  • Toy cars
  • Mini coloring books