1. Make Homemade Pumpkin Spice Playdough by Live Simply on Halloween night, make mugs of hot spiced cider, and carve pumpkins. Who needs candy? 

No Candy Pic

2. Pass out non-candy items to all your Trick or Treaters.


3. Throw a Healthy Halloween Party

  • Check out Paleo Parent’s post on Halloween’s Gone Paleo.
  • Or try out the amazing recipes in GATHER, by Bill Staley & Hayley Mason for a Halloween Dinner Party.

4. Set up a Candy Exchange

  • Set up an exchange at home. Have your children trade their candy for something else — like a book or a toy. Make it fun by using a scale to weigh their stash — for example, maybe the children could earn a book for every pound of candy you trade in.
  • See if you can participate in the Halloween Candy Buy Back Program with Project Gratitude and your local dentist.

pumpkin pouches

5. Have a cooking and crafting night with your family and friends.

Have a Happy Halloween Weekend Everyone!