Trick-Or-Treaters Won’t Hate These 3 Non-Candy Items In Utah
I get it, you don’t want to hand out Kit Kats like everyone else this Halloween. You may be tempted to go with a piece of fruit or a pencil. If you choose something lame, kids are going to let each other know what house to avoid. It is also possible you may end up with that fruit thrown at your house or those pencils stuck in your lawn.
It is also fun to be the house the kids talk about later. Like how the king-size candy bar house will always be legendary. Here are three Halloween treats that will go over well in Southern Utah:
1. Homemade root beer. You get tired walking the streets and a refreshing drink of some well-made home brew can be refreshing. Especially when you are dressed like a witch and the punch bowl is smoking from dry ice.
2. Hot dogs. Another nice find when you are walking the kids around and you haven’t had dinner yet. Can also be designed as a pan full of missing digits. Maybe include a chainsaw that hints at where the meat came from.
3. Frazil. The company lent me a machine with free product to take to radio remotes. For several years I handed out small cups of tiger’s blood to goblins, ghosts and their parents. To this day I still have people asking if I’m going to do it again this year.
This website has 32 more ideas for non-traditional treats that won’t suck. There are some good ideas, but they are not all good. No way a box of crayons is going to cut it.
I lived in a neighborhood where we would get 400 t0 500 trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Part of the reason was these three items handed out by neighbors. Of course, after handing out 500 cups of Frazil, I was exhausted by 8 p.m. It's not easy being a legend.