Break from Halloween candy tradition with a trip to your local school supply store. School supplies? Sure. But think less wide-ruled paper and more in the realm of orange and black.
Halloween-themed pencils, stickers, coloring books and crayons or markers are often front and center in discount store displays, right along with the costumes and decorations. Crayola, for example, has you covered with their Halloween Crayon Treat Pack. Not only do they last longer than a candy bar, they inspire kids' imagination - which is exactly what this holiday should do.
This one skews a little to the younger crowd, but they are often the ones who are more excited about the costumes and the Halloween experience anyway - not just for the candy!