Halloween is the biggest candy holiday of the year that sends a sugar rush throughout the country. Everyone is aware of the health implications linked to candy and for some, such as diabetics or vegans, this holiday may exclude those with food allergies or sensitivities. This year instead of serving a pile of sugar to trick-or-treaters take into consideration some of the following items and include a sign outside that states, “Ask me for non-sugar treats.”
- Stickers – Give out Halloween themed stickers.
- Chalk or crayons
-Sugar-free candy – A healthy alternative for everyone.
- Temporary tattoos – EVERY kid wants a fake tattoo!
- Fake money – Advise the kids not to spend it all at once! They can use this money for play time and learning purposes.
- Glow Sticks – Great for safety at night during trick-or-treating.
- Slime – A fun way for goblins to add to their costume.
- False teeth –These are fun and can be used the same night!
- Halloween printed pencils –Pencils are a necessity for all students from kindergarten throughout college.
- Fake spiders – Kids and adults love the opportunity to scare someone by mysteriously placing a fake spider on a sibling’s pillow, chair or personal area.
- Tiny plants packages – Visit your local Home Depot for these inexpensive mini plants that include a pot, soil, seeds and directions.
Makesandtakes.com offers a varity of at home arts and crafts ideas for children and adults. Here is an idea we loved from their website!
Supplies for Lacing Spider Webs:
- hole punch
- circle paper – preferably cardstock
- plastic spider ring – you could make your own spider from yarn or pipe wire as well
First, take your circle paper and punch holes around the edge, as far or close as you want. The more holes, the more web you’ll have.
Cut some yarn, fairly long to lace around the whole circle, and tie it tight at the top through the first hole. Now lace your yarn through each hole. We tried to stay going in a circle to end back up at the top, but you’re welcome to go crazy and lace in any order.
Now you’ll need to attach your spider somewhere in the yarn. You’ll loop him through your yarn on the way to another hole. If you want the spider to slide the best up and down it’s web, attach it before the last hole, then it doesn’t get stuck.
Once you go through the last hole, tie the yarn together in a knot and it’s ready for hanging.
We found a great website for cool coctails for every occasion! Check out cocktailtimes.com
- 2 oz Stoli vodka
- 1/4 oz pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 2 oz orange juice
Place a large soup pot filled with water on the stove to boil. Carve the tops from the pumpkins and set aside. Scope out the interior and seeds, leaving a think shell. Discard the seeds and flesh, or use in another recipe. Place the pumpkins in the boiling water and boil for about a minute. Remove and drain. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into the pumpkin. Serve with a black straw.
- 2 oz bourbon
- 3 oz orange juice
- juice of half lemon
- Ginger ale
- Garnish: Halloween olive
Mix bourbon, orange juice and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour into a tall glass. Top with ginger ale and garnish with Halloween-faced olives. (To make the Halloween olives, choose large unpitted green olives)
- 1 part 42 Below vodka
- 2 parts dark grape juice
- 1 teaspoon of raw sugar
- 4 slices of fresh ginger
- 4 blackberries
Garnish: 2 blackberries
In a mixing glass, muddle together blackberries, ginger and sugar, add vodka and dark grape juice. Fill with ice, shake well, and strain into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with 2 blackberries.
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