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Trick-Or-Treating: Is Candy a Must?

October 8, 2018

Halloween is just a few weeks away. If you have walked around the grocery stores in Kansas City, MO, you have already seen all the aisles overflowing with candy. Candy in moderation is fine (especially if you are mindful of the types of candy) for the smile. However, if you are trying to cut down on your own sugar intake or the intake of your family, you may not want bags and bags of candy in your home. If you are handing out candy to trick-or-treaters this year, you may be wondering if candy is the only thing to pass out. We have suggestions on a few fun treats for this year’s Halloween.

Kids celebrating hallowing

Glow Sticks, Toys, Stickers, Etc.

Bulk purchases in stores or online can be a great way to save money and stock up for the little goblins ringing your doorbell. Purchasing bulk amounts of glow sticks, bouncy balls, tiny slinkies, stickers, temporary tattoos, or things like this can end up costing you just pennies per item. Even little puzzle books or board games can be expensive when several are purchased at once. Handing out these types of treats can set you apart from the other houses on the block.

Decorated Water

Tiny water bottles that hold just 8 ounces can be dressed up to be very adorable treats. They make for great pumpkins, ghosts, or witches. Handing out bottles of water can also encourage little ones to rinse in between all that candy. Hydration is important; cute, themed hydration is fun!

Sugarless Gum

Chewing sugarless gum in between meals is a great way to rinse away harmful bacteria. It can do the same for kids chowing down on Halloween candy. If you want to feel equivalent to the houses handing out king sized candy bars, you can pass out full packs of gums to all the kids. You can also go for fun flavors to make it seem fun.

What Are You Handing Out This Year?

Handing out non-candy alternatives can be a fun choice for Halloween this year! To schedule a consultation, call Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, today at 816-427-4018.