{D-Mom Tested} Halloween Wikki Stix

by Leighann on October 10, 2011

Halloween is our family’s favorite holiday. Join me this week as I share some spooktacular posts to get you ready to go haunting. Blood-thirsty for more? You can read all of my writing on Halloween.

I wanted to share this with you to give you ideas as you plan your parties, goody bags, and trick-or-treat hand outs.

We have given out non-candy items for Halloween for years. We stock goody bags for the party we co-host each year with all kinds of non-edible items and we hand out various toys, trinkets, and pencils to the neighborhood kids.

Wikki Stix contacted me with a non-candy treat that they thought we might like. Q already has a set of colorful wax-coated yarn sticks that she begged for for her birthday one year. (She loves getting craft and art supplies for gifts.)

Wikki Stix offers a Trick-or-Treat Pak of 50 sets for $21.50. And if you order by October 21st, they are throwing in a Halloween Fun Kit ($7.50 value) for free. For us, 50 sets is enough to give to each kid at the school party plus put in each of the goody bags for our annual party.

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The kids had quite a bit of fun playing with the Halloween Fun Kit. They used the Wikki Stix to form the bat and cat and those are on our picture window for the entire neighborhood to see. Q also used some of the sticks to created some pumpkins on orange paper which are also stuck to our window. (The instructions say that when you remove them from the window you can remove any residue with a paper towel.) My son took a colored piece of paper and has been making designs, pulling up the stix and making new designs. And Q made a colorful mask.

Pros

  • No carb counting necessary
  • Lasts longer than a piece of candy which is gobbled up in two seconds
  • 50 individually wrapped sets are enough for 2 class parties, depending on the number of students

Cons

  • A little pricey, but maybe worth it if you are looking for a non-candy item to hand out at parties or to neighborhood kids.

I’m so appreciative when Q gets non-candy items in goody bags and when she trick-or-treats. It’s so hard to guess carbs counts on Halloween candy. (But I do have a listing of carb counts of some common types of candy including the serving size.) And most parents don’t want their children hopped up on sugar.

Disclosure: Wikki Stix provided me with product samples for review consideration. Monetary compensation was not received and opinions are my own. Please read my disclosure statement.

Further Reading

Candy Alternatives

Halloween

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1 tmana October 10, 2011 at 9:06 am

Another useful non-candy treat is the glow bracelets they sell at Michaels and at party shops. (Michaels sells a canister of 15 for between $1 and $1.50.) I took these to a summer picnic and handed them out to the kids once it started getting dark. They were fun, provided a little bit of illumination, and gave the grown-ups a way of tracking where their kids were.

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2 Leighann October 13, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Yes! I pick them up at Target in the dollar aisle before the 4th of July and then use them every when we go to things after dark for the rest of the year. Very fun!

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