Non Candy Halloween Treat Idea


First let me say I have nothing against candy on Halloween *wink*…. but dear husband is a Dentist and we wanted to come up with a treat to pass out to his patients this month.  Candy would not be the best thing to pass out at a dental office…

One year at home we passed out toothbrushes instead of candy. One little kid burst into tears the moment he saw the toothbrush.  We now pass out candy at home.

Back to the office… I came up with this little idea as a special treat for the kids for the month of October.  It’s really simple idea.  We purchased a vampire digi image (commercial use) and printed up business cards. On the front it says “Even Vampires have to brush their teeth!”  Then on the back is Happy Halloween and the office name.

We packaged them up with cheap plastic vampire teeth.  I thought I would share in case anyone was looking for a fun non candy Halloween treat idea!  It would also work well if your school has a no food policy on holidays.

Melissa Mortenson is the author of the Polka Dot Chair blog which is in its 7th year of sharing fresh and creative ideas with readers. She is the author of “Project Teen, Handmade Gifts your Teen will Actually Love”. Her first fabric line “Derby Style” debuted in January 2015 through Riley Blake Designs. A mom of 3, she considers herself lucky to be living in Kentucky.


  1. says

    When fixing special treat bags for nephews and close cousins I always add a new tooth brush in there. Never hurts to keep those pearly whites shinning!!!

  2. Erin says

    Adorable! I’m a hygienist so I appreciate the idea immensely. This is what I’ll be bringing for my sons preschool party. How do I print the cards though?


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