Sometimes Halloween can be a bit much for foster or adopted children who have had limited experience with the spooky holiday, but treats are part of most Halloween party fun. Here are a few ideas on Halloween treats from various About.com Guides.
Healthy Can Be Scary in a Good Halloween Way
Some foster or adopted children have some health issues, whether weight related, allergies, or due to other special needs.
- The Guide to Family Fitness has come up with several great ways to present cool, healthy, Halloween treats for your little goblins, to gobble up.
- Food hoarding and other food related behavior may also be an issue. Prepare early by seeking creative ways to handle Halloween candy post October 31st.
Don't Forget Traditional Halloween Treats
Halloween wouldn't be complete without:
Hunt for Alternatives to Some Scary Looking Creations
- If these Marzipan Fingers from the GuideSite to Candy are too realistic of a Halloween treat, go for some Severed Fingers from the GuideSite to Baking. The Teen Parenting Guide's Monster Toes recipe may be another option.
- If the GuideSite to Candy's Peanut Butter Eyeballs are too spooky looking, even though they are delicious, try serving up some dirt. The GuideSite to Baking suggests that this recipe for dirt cake is A Fun Kid-Friendly Dessert
- Simple Halloween Cupcakes can be decorated to be fiendish or tame.
Give Children Control Over the Spook Factor
What's better than being able to eat what scares ya?
- Consider Halloween treats that the kids can decorate themselves. The Guide to Busy Cooks suggests Spooky Face Cookies.
- Have you ever iced a graham cracker? Allow the kids to ice and decorate a plain graham cracker. This gives them a larger area to decorate and may be a better option for younger children.
More About Celebrating Halloween
- What to Do if Your Foster Child Can't Celebrate Halloween
- Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas for The Late October Foster Care Placements
- Halloween Ideas to Make the Holiday Safer and More Fun for Your Child
- Preparing Foster Children and Newly Adopted Children for Halloween
- Fall Fun for Foster and Adopted Children If Halloween Is Too Scary - Fall Fun May Be the Answer
- What's Your Best or Favorite Halloween Moment with a Foster or Adopted Child?