1. Give out alternatives to candy. How about juice boxes, glow sticks, play dough, fruit snacks, etc?
2. If you do want to give out candy, wait until the last minute to buy it. That way it won't be tempting you while it sits. Also, buy the candy that you don't like. Even easier to resist. :-)
3. Instead of a candy dish at the office, why not a dish filled with roasted pumpkin seeds or almonds or celery sticks?
4. If you're hosting a party, make healthy creations.
Like a veggie skeleton.
Or Apple Bites.
Or Eyeball Caprese.
5. If you usually stay at home to hand out candy, how about grabbing a water bottle and go for a walk around the neighborhood instead?
6. Maybe not on Halloween, but there are a lot of fun ways to celebrate the season. Haunted houses, corn mazes, or pumpkin patches.
7. Serve food inside other food.
Like apple cider in an apple vessel.
Or a stew in a pumpkin.
Or maybe some oatmeal for breakfast.
8. Host a scavenger hunt or play a different Halloween game.
9. Let your kids trade in their Halloween candy for cash or a new toy. Let them enjoy some candy Halloween night and maybe let them choose a few of their favorite pieces for later.
10. Donate extra candy to a food bank or talk to your dentist about participating in the Halloween Candy BuyBack Program for an easy way to ship your extra candy to troops overseas.
Now, head over to Stasha's to see what costumes might be fun to go with these healthy celebration tips. And if you're interested in seeing a few of my past Halloween costumes, you can read this post.