Ideas for items to put in Halloween goodie bags include Halloween candy, caramel corn, snack mix, Halloween cookies and homemade themed treats. Non-food ideas for the goodie bags include Halloween-themed pencils, rubber ducks, masks, slime and small games.
Many types of candy come in special Halloween versions in the fall months. Other types of candy, such as candy corn, are primarily available only during the Halloween season. Another option is to use candy that is orange or black, such as orange rock candy, jelly beans or gumballs. A clear or orange cellophane bag protects unwrapped candies before placing them in the goodie bag.
Halloween-shaped cookie cutters make it easy to bake homemade cookies for the goodie bags, or bakeries have decorated cookies available for a quick goodie bag filler. Another option is to cut treats such as Rice Krispie treats or brownies into Halloween shapes with cookie cutters. Cellophane bags keep the treats fresh in the Halloween goodie bag.
Non-food items offer an alternative to the typical sugar-filled Halloween treats. These items are also ideal for kids who have food allergies or sensitivities. Most party stores and mass retailers offer Halloween-themed party favors, such as pencils, bouncy balls, vampire teeth, bracelets and little plastic toys. Halloween favors with small parts are best for older kids, as they present a choking hazard for young children.