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Tips for Family Photos

As we approach the winter holiday season many families will be posing for family photos. Some families may choose professional photo shoots while other do-it-yourselfers enjoy taking photos of their own. Either way, all of them will be precious memories of this special year. Get the most out of your shots this year with our tips for family photos:

Tips for Family PhotosTip #1: Location, Location, Location

Where you take your photos will have a big impact on the results. Most photographers agree that natural lighting is best when possible. If the weather permits, outside your home, at a park, at a high elevation overlooking a cityscape, or at a cool outdoor space are ideal places for family photos. If the weather does not cooperate, try an indoor spot near windows that will allow natural light to shine through. When you or your photographer select a location, look at the entirety of the backdrop to make sure you like what you see.

Tip #2: Wardrobe

Completely matching outfits from head-to-toe are unnecessary but do coordinate colors. Even if you choose neutrals, add a few pops of color to brighten your photos. Lay out everyone’s outfits together before the photo shoot so you can decide if you need to make any changes. Also consider what shoes everyone will wear and iron or steam the clothes prior to your photo day. Keep in mind, kids who are uncomfortable will not take great photos so involve your family in wardrobe decisions to ensure everyone likes their outfit.

Tip #3: Set-up for Success

Talk to older kids about taking family photos before the session begins so they know what to expect. Offer them plenty of playtime before and promise more playtime afterwards so they understand the posing and stillness are only temporary. Make sure everyone is well-fed and well-rested before taking family photos. This may mean you’re working around meal times and nap times when coordinating the shoot.

Tip #4: Use Props

Props can add a fun element to your photos and keep younger kids interested and occupied during the family photo shoot. Props such as pinwheels, flowers, leaves, umbrellas, paper airplanes, stuffed animals or another favorite toy are great ideas. Consider an appearance from your family pet in some photos too.

Tip #5: Have Fun

You may have an image of everyone calm and smiling at the camera for your family photos but with young children, and especially babies, that may be unrealistic. Keep your expectations in check and have fun with your family photo shoot. Some of the best shots may be the unexpected moments when you’re all just having fun. Jumping, giving kisses and laughing after a joke are great ways to create a fun feeling in your photos, while actually having fun!

Tip #6: Take Breaks

Kids especially need breaks during long family photo shoots. It’s hard for children to stand still and follow directions so give them periodic breaks to run around and get some energy out. Hopefully they will return to the shoot refreshed and ready to smile for the camera. Adults may need breaks too so pace yourselves so everyone has a little breathing room.

Tip #7: Get a Helper

Having an extra set of hands available can be extremely helpful when you have younger kids. A friend, neighbor or grandparent can help you get everyone ready and take kids away for a break when others have their turn in front of the camera. Also, a helper can stand behind the photographer to get younger family members to look towards the camera. For babies, toddlers and preschoolers, have a basket of bright and noisy toys that the helper can use to elicit smiles.

We hope you take gorgeous photos this year with our tips for family photos. Happy Holidays!

Maternity Nursing Bras

When you’re pregnant, comfort and convenience are at the top of your priority list. You’ve got a lot on your plate as you prepare your home for a new baby. So when you can achieve two goals in one simple move, you’re probably pleased as punch. That’s exactly what you’re doing when you buy maternity nursing bras. They’re a two-in-one comfort and convenience purchase that you’ll be so glad you made before your baby arrives.

Maternity Nursing BrasMaternity nursing bras are bras that are ideal during pregnancy and have nursing features – either drop down cups or slide-over cups – that allow for simple breastfeeding. Pregnancy and breastfeeding are both experiences that usually require new bras because your breasts are sensitive and growing. You’ll certainly want to stay comfortable as your size changes. Then when your little one arrives, you can easily breastfeed on demand without even having to buy different bras. Pretty brilliant, right?

As an expectant mom your breasts are preparing for breastfeeding. Your body is instinctually changing and making hormones that activate milk production. In fact, your body is able to produce breast milk as early as your second trimester. But even before then a shift in hormones may make your breasts extremely sensitive and cause them to grow. As soon as your regular bras are uncomfortable, it’s time to shop for maternity nursing bras.

The best maternity nursing bras will be made of soft, breathable fabrics that will stretch with your body throughout pregnancy. It’s hard to know what your breast size will be at the end of pregnancy or as you begin breastfeeding so having some give-and-take in your maternity nursing bras will allow flexibility. Plus, you’ll still want the mobility you enjoy from your regular bras, now in your new size. Even bras with a little less stretch that have adjustable straps and bands will help accommodate your size range during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Maternity Nursing BrasMaternity nursing bras should also be supportive enough to comfortably lift your breasts. It is estimated that some women gain approximately one pound in each breast during pregnancy, which is a substantial amount and one that will surely warrant new bras. After pregnancy you may lose weight throughout your body but your breasts may remain large to accommodate your milk supply. Plus, your supply may increase gradually in the weeks after giving birth, remain high for awhile and then taper off as your body learns to meet the needs of your baby. You’ll want functional support for all of these stages.

When you opt for maternity nursing bras you’re in great shape once your baby arrives. Your bras will transition from maternity bras to nursing bras without missing a beat. Crossover sleep/leisure designs are fantastic maternity nursing bras for the early stages of nursing since you’ll probably be spending a lot of time at home and nursing at all hours of the day and night. Stretchy seamless styles are also great for maternity, your early nursing days and beyond. And don’t forget about nursing tank tops – these are great options for maternity and nursing and help you nurse with ease on-the-go.

Maternity nursing bras are the best of everything you need during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Don’t bother buying separate intimates for pregnancy and then starting over when it’s time to nurse. Enjoy all-in-one comfort and convenience with maternity nursing bras!

 

 

Last Minute Reminders for Thanksgiving

If you’re hosting Thanksgiving you’ve probably been planning and prepping for the holiday all week. As a parent holiday hosting can be a lot to juggle before and during the gathering. We’ve put together some last minute reminders for Thanksgiving to ensure your holiday is relaxed, delightful and festive.

Last Minute Reminders for Thanksgiving

The Meal

Between you and your guests the big items are covered – the turkey, stuffing, cranberries, bread and desserts are all accounted for. Now it’s time to think through the smaller details. What time do you need to turn on the oven to ensure your meal is warm? Set a calendar reminder for yourself. Do you have spreads and toppings such as butter for bread, gravy for turkey and cream and sugar for coffee? Turn on the ice maker in your freezer to be sure you have enough ice for the big day. If you’re serving cocktails, gather all of the mixers and garnishes you’ll need for your drinks.

The Serving Pieces

The night before Thanksgiving pull out all of the serving platters and utensils you plan to use. Make sure everything is rinsed and ready for serving so you can easily transfer your items just before meal time. Also, make sure you run your dishwasher and empty it the day before Thanksgiving so you’ll be able to load it easily after the meal is over.

Table Décor

If you’ve been more focused on food than décor, don’t fret. You can fill vases with colorful fall leaves and pinecones for a beautiful seasonal centerpiece. Or get crafty with your kids and make table art including handprint turkeys, mini pilgrims and Indians, or personalized name cards. If you plan to light candles, make sure you have a lighter or matches handy.

Kids Activities

Despite the days and hours of prep, your kids may scarf down their Thanksgiving meal in 10 minutes or less. Be prepared with some fun activities for the kids to do at the table after they’ve eaten. Printable coloring sheets, easy gluing projects or stringing beads are great quiet activities for little ones at the table to give you and the other adults a few more minutes to enjoy your festive meal.

Outfits

Lay out your family’s outfits the day before Thanksgiving so everyone knows what to wear. This creates less drama if you have picky dressers. Plus you can make sure everything is clean and wrinkle-free before your guests arrive.

Other Last Minute Reminders for Thanksgiving

If it is cold or rainy, have a designated spot for coats and rain gear.  Clear away clutter from your kitchen and gathering areas to make your home feel organized and inviting. Consider lighting a fire in the fireplace for a particularly cozy holiday. Plan to share leftovers by having to-go boxes available for your guests to take home a sampling of each dish.

We hope your holiday gathering goes off without a hitch with our last minute reminders for Thanksgiving. Happy a wonderful holiday!

8 Ways to Celebrate Baby’s First Thanksgiving

8 Ways to Celebrate Baby’s First ThanksgivingBabies make the holidays particularly joyous. During the first year, each new holiday is a special time to celebrate with your new family member. With the focus on family and gratitude during Thanksgiving, introducing your baby to the sights, sounds and warmth of the holiday is meaningful to everyone. Today we’re sharing eight ways to celebrate baby’s first Thanksgiving.

Spend Time Together: As the world slows just for a short time on Thanksgiving, take advantage of time together as a family. After all, family probably tops your list of what you are most thankful for in your life. Cater to each family member by finding activities everyone can enjoy together or taking turns picking out what you’ll do as a family. Whatever it is you get into, togetherness should be your priority.

Dress the Part: Baby’s first Thanksgiving warrants a special outfit. Whether it’s a cute slogan shirt or a full-on turkey costume, your baby can be festive and adorable in Thanksgiving attire. If you want to keep it low key, a Thanksgiving headband or bib are also great options.

Discover Something New: When mom and dad are off work and older siblings are off school for a few days, take a family outing to show your baby something new and interesting. Perhaps a trip to the zoo or aquarium would be entertaining. Or check out a hiking trail or park to thrill your baby’s senses.

Try New Foods: The taste of Thanksgiving alone is a wonderful way to celebrate baby’s first Thanksgiving. Depending on where your baby is with solids, incorporate many of your family’s holiday foods such as turkey, vegetables, sweet potatoes and pumpkin into your baby’s diet for a festive plate.

Get Crafty: Your baby may be too young to design her own masterpiece but you can help her by doing fun crafts using handprints and footprints. These will make for great keepsakes for years to come or terrific grandparents gifts.

Play with Autumn: The fall season is very much a part of Thanksgiving. Go outside for a play session using the visuals and textures of autumn. Let your baby crinkle leaves in her hands and toss them in the air to watch them float. Make a sensory box with pinecones, tree bark, acorns, twigs and leaves to let your baby feel the various textures.

Picture Perfect: Use Thanksgiving as the backdrop for adorable photos of your baby. Some ideas include posing your baby with pumpkins or even inside a gutted pumpkin, placing your baby in a basket surrounded by fall foliage or capturing your baby playing with colorful leaves. These beautiful memories will surely be treasured forever.

Bring Joy to Others: No one can resist a baby. Spend a few hours visiting people in your community who could use some cheer. This may include a trip to a retirement home or simply dropping by a neighbor’s house. Babies are often the best medicine when someone needs to lift their spirit.

We hope you have a special and heartwarming holiday with these ways to celebrate baby’s first Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Gratitude and Attitude

Thanksgiving Gratitude and AttitudeThanksgiving is a wonderful time to concentrate on “tude” with your children. When we say “tude” we’re referring to two major principles that are at the core of the Thanksgiving holiday and are crucial to productive, happy, healthy lives. These Thanksgiving “tudes” are gratiTUDE and attiTUDE. Here’s why you should talk to your kids about gratitude and a positive attitude this Thanksgiving

Gratitude

Research shows that gratitude is good for your physical health, emotional wellbeing and improves social relationships and your own self-esteem. It’s pretty amazing that just by being grateful and reflecting and acting on thankfulness can have these powerful full-body benefits, all of which are big picture goals you probably have for your children.

On a physical level, expressing gratitude helps people sleep better, motivates people to be more active, increases energy and reduces illness. Emotionally, gratitude makes you feel happier, content with your life, confident and more relaxed. These feelings contribute to better social interactions because you’re more likely to show empathy and kindness to loved ones, friends and even strangers.

Perhaps most importantly gratitude helps you have better perspective about yourself and the world around you. Experiencing gratitude gives you center yet makes you less self-centered. Seeing how much there is to be thankful for helps you realize what really matters, often making you less materialistic and more optimistic. All of these amazing benefits of gratitude can result in a longer, healthier life for you and your family.

Positive Attitude

Similarly, a positive attitude has many of the same health benefits as gratitude. Positivity can be particularly advantageous to lowering stress.  As such, it has a host of cardiovascular benefits including lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol and reduced risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S.

With less stress adults and kids alike have a reduced risk of depression and anxiety and find more happiness in life. In fact, studies show that having a positive attitude combats the signs of aging and may make you live longer.

A positive attitude opens your mind and heart and can be contagious. When you’re positive about life – whether it’s new experiences or facing challenges – you’re more likely to enjoy the journey even if you don’t always succeed. And this positivity can rub off on others, making everyone have a brighter outlook and creating a more pleasant, kind, and caring environment for all.

This Thanksgiving, focus on “tude.” Gratitude and a positive attitude are two very teachable and very beneficial values you can share with your children. We wish you a wonderful thanksgiving filled with lots of “tude.”

Sources: Forbes, Happier Human, Cheat Sheet and The Mayo Clinic

The Best Nursing Tank Tops

You may have tucked your summer tank tops neatly away already but there’s one type of tank you’ll want to keep wearing all year long: nursing tanks! The best nursing tank tops are those that work seamlessly with your wardrobe year round and help make breastfeeding easier. Today we’re checking out the best nursing tank tops from Leading Lady’s nursing collection.

The best nursing tank tops will be versatile enough to wear any time of day, any time of year and at any stage of breastfeeding. Like nursing bras, nursing tanks should fit your body comfortably and support your breasts. The best time to buy nursing tank tops is during pregnancy as soon as your regular bras and regular tank tops start to feel snug on your breasts. The best nursing tanks are those that you can wear during pregnancy and transition to breastfeeding. This means they’ll need a little stretch to fit your baby bump, which is also great for breast size fluctuations as your milk supply ebbs and flows. Our cotton blends are ideal for all stages of pregnancy and nursing.

In addition to fabric choice, the best nursing tanks will have an inner sling for added support. Our Leading Lady nursing tank tops have a built-in bra with inner sling to lift your breasts and support them all day and night, even while breastfeeding. Plus, adjustable straps will help support your breasts and ensure a great fit with each wear.

Check out the best nursing tank tops in our Leading Lady collection:

The Best Nursing Tank TopsNursing Bra Cami with Inner Sling

This necessity is a classic in a nursing mother’s wardrobe. Most moms want a basic nursing tank in at least three neutral colors to wear underneath anything in their wardrobe. Our Nursing Bra Cami with Inner Sling is perfect beneath blouses, sweaters and dresses, and can be worn as a stand alone tank or as a pajama shirt to make nighttime feedings simpler. Don’t make the mistake of not layering your nursing attire this fall and winter. Stock up on this nursing tank!

 

The Best Nursing Tank TopsModern Square Neck Nursing Cami

Cute and stylish are two qualities that all of the best nursing tank tops must have. That’s what makes our Modern Square Neck Nursing Cami a winner. With several patterns and solids to choose from, this fashionable top makes every mom look and feel great while still offering modesty and full coverage. The empire waist is flattering to a variety of body shapes. This nursing tank pairs nicely with jeans or black pants, boots or heels and a simple cardigan.

 

The Best Nursing Tank TopsSeamless Cotton Cami

When your breasts or nipples are sore during pregnancy or in your early days of nursing, soft cotton is the best way to soothe them throughout the day. Our Seamless Cotton Cami feels almost as soft as your baby herself and has just the right amount of stretch to keep up with your dynamic life. Plus, this nursing cami has a chic cut that lays smooth and flat across your belly and a scalloped trim bottom hem.

 

The best nursing tank tops are just a click away. Stay comfortable, supported and stylish year round with these winning nursing tanks.

Best Nursing Bras for Larger Breasts

When you have large breasts that grow even bigger during breastfeeding, you need really fantastic nursing bras to ensure your breasts are supported and comfortable at all times. As experts in both nursing bras and full figure bras, we know a lot about the best nursing bras for larger breasts. Today we’re sharing our recommendations to keep you and your breasts happy, healthy, supported and comfortable for a long breastfeeding journey.

Supporting larger breasts during breastfeeding is a delicate balance. You need a fitted band to keep your breasts lifted without becoming uncomfortable or digging into your skin or ribcage. You need straps that will stay in place and help lift and disperse the weight of your breasts across your shoulders and back. You need cups that are large enough to encapsulate your breasts and offer light, comfortable compression without restricting movement or milk production. At Leading Lady we pride ourselves on finding that balance and designing the best nursing bras for larger breasts.

Women with large breasts, whether breastfeeding or not, should wear a bra most of the time, even at night. When you’re breastfeeding you’ll need nursing bras to meet the demands of your lifestyle as a new mom. We recommend these as the best nursing bras for larger breasts in every category:

Best Nursing Bras for Larger BreastsEveryday Comfort Nursing Bra

Starting at the end of your pregnancy through your early nursing days and whenever you need ultimate comfort, our Seamless Wirefree Nursing Bra, a.k.a. The Most Comfortable Nursing Bra in America, is what you’ll crave. This bra has all the stretch necessary to expand with your breasts throughout pregnancy and nursing, while keeping you lifted and comfortable. The seamless blend is silky smooth and will make you want to live in this bra.

 

 

Best Nursing Bras for Larger BreastsShapely Nursing Bra

When you’re ready to slip into more form-fitting clothes again, you’ll need a nursing bra that helps maintain your beautiful shape. Bras like our Molded Seamless Underwire and Wirefree Nursing Bras are ideal for everything from t-shirts to power suits. They contour to the shape of your breasts, giving you a beautiful curved silhouette. The padding offers modesty and the full coverage cups are ideal for keeping nursing pads securely in place. This bra is available in large cup sizes up to DDD.

 

Best Nursing Bras for Larger BreastsSports Nursing Bra

Exercising can be difficult for women with larger breasts. Bounce can be uncomfortable and cause chaffing that makes working out not worth it. With our Sport Wirefree Nursing Bra, you can make the healthy choice to exercise and have the support for your larger breasts and functionality for breastfeeding. This bra is terrific for light-to-moderate exercise such as yoga, Pilates, walking, biking, weight-lifting and stretching. It is available in up to 46DDD to accommodate larger breasts.  Many moms find this bra so comfortable and supportive, they wear it all day whether they are working out or not.

 

Best Nursing Bras for Larger BreastsSleep/Leisure Nursing Bra

Our Cotton Crossover Sleep and Leisure Bra is one of the best nursing bras for larger breasts and offers dreamy comfort for overnight support. The cotton blend breathable fabric and crossover design cradles your breasts and gently lifts them as the perfect support system. With full coverage and a wide back, you will breathe a sigh of relief when you put on this bra. Breastfeeding is simple with the slide-over cups. Without uncomfortable back closures, this bra is amazing for sleep, lounging and cuddling with your sweet baby.

 

Best Nursing Bras for Larger BreastsNursing Tank Top

On-the-go, at home or overnight, a nursing tank top is a great choice for moms with larger breasts. Our Nursing Bra Cami with Inner Sling is especially supportive because the cotton blend, along with the inner sling, hold your breasts comfortably in place while you’re caring for your family and life’s demands. It offers full coverage and is a super layering piece under blouses, blazers and sweaters, or can be worn as a pajama top.

 

The best nursing bras for larger breasts are right here at Leading Lady. Be sure to select styles that are supportive and comfortable for your shape and lifestyle needs.

When to Buy Nursing Bras

You’re checking off your pre-baby to-do list right and left, using your last few weeks and months before your baby arrives to ensure everything is in place. It’s smart to prepare because life is turned upside down for awhile when you bring home a new baby. As your body naturally and instinctively prepares for breastfeeding, you may wonder when to buy nursing bras. That’s a great question and nursing bras are definitely an item you should include on your must-have list before baby arrives.

When to Buy Nursing BrasBuying nursing bras is an exciting milestone during pregnancy. You’re committing to making the healthiest first food choice for your baby – breast milk. And you’re being wise by planning ahead and wanting to wear a bra that will make nursing easier for both you and your baby.

The truth is, your body may tell you when to buy nursing bras before you actually think of it yourself. Your breasts are constantly evolving throughout pregnancy to prepare for breastfeeding, and with that come size and sensitivity changes too. As soon as you feel discomfort in your current bras – whether that is 3 weeks into pregnancy or in your third trimester – you should buy nursing bras.

Although you may not be sure of your ultimate size, you can purchase nursing bras during pregnancy that you can wear from maternity to nursing. The best option to maximize functionality is to select styles that are stretchy, comfortable and supportive. This type of nursing bra will expand with fluctuations in your breast size throughout pregnancy, as your milk comes in and once your milk settles, and it will continue to be supportive enough to accommodate your growing breasts. This may be the first time you’ve had large breasts in your life, or you may know the feeling all-too-well. Either way, support will be the key to your comfort.

Additionally, breasts can be particularly sensitive during pregnancy and nipples are sometimes sore as you and your baby navigate breastfeeding for the first few weeks. Nursing bras made of soft, natural fabrics are especially important during these times of sensitivity. Even if your breast size doesn’t change, you’ll know when to buy nursing bras if your breasts are feeling uncomfortable due to the fabric of your regular bras.

If you’re one of the lucky few whose breasts did not enlarge or become more sensitive during pregnancy, you’ll want to ensure you buy nursing bras towards the beginning of your third trimester so you’re prepared for breastfeeding right away when your baby arrives. Be sure to pack them in your hospital bag because nursing as soon as possible after birth helps stimulate milk supply and leads to a more successful breastfeeding journey, among other benefits for both you and your baby.

Keep up the great work you’re doing by preparing for your baby during pregnancy, including thinking about what you’ll need for breastfeeding. Knowing when to buy nursing bras will help with your planning and ensure you’re comfortable, supported and ready for your baby’s arrival.

Molded Seamless Wirefree Nursing Bra – The Bra You’ve Been Missing

You know that trusted bra that gives you a great shape every time you wear it? Sure, you know the one – it usually gets worn more than any of the others because it looks amazing under everything and keeps you supported in all the right places. Yes, that’s the one! If you miss that pre-baby bra then our Molded Seamless Wirefree Nursing Bra is just what you need. It has all the fabulous features of that go-to pre-baby bra but with the convenience and functionality of a nursing bra.

Molded Seamless Wirefree Nursing Bra – The Bra You’ve Been Missing

Our Molded Seamless Wirefree Nursing Bra has everything a sophisticated woman and mom needs. With smooth, slightly padded, molded cups, it keeps your silhouette sleek and defined under everything from power suits, to structured tops to t-shirts.  You may feel the design is simple, but the seamless cups create a crisp look without bumps, lumps or fuss. Even with nursing pads, this bra lays flat and smooth.

Depending on your comfort level, you may find wirefree bras to be the best for your body. If you think wirefree bras cannot be supportive, think again! Our Molded Seamless Wirefree Nursing Bra contours and cradles your breasts beautifully for wonderful support. The band also lifts your breasts and the adjustable straps help you find a comfortable, supported fit every day.

Simplistically elegant, our Molded Seamless Wirefree Nursing Bra is a fantastic addition to a new mom’s wardrobe, especially as you emerge into the world again. Some things about you will change when you become a mother but some things will always remain the same. When it comes to your favorite bra, you deserve to get exactly what you want and had before your baby, now with accessibility for breastfeeding.

Here’s what other moms are saying about our Molded Seamless Wirefree Nursing Bra:

PERFECT nursing bra! This bra is AMAZING. It’s thick enough that it hides your nursing pad outline, its supportive enough that it actually gives your poor chest some shape, there is no underwire so it’s incredibly comfortable, it’s not drab or too “sexy”, and it fits true to size. Buy one in every color! I’ll never buy another nursing bra again and that’s a fact.” by Eva on Amazon

Absolutely love this nursing bra!!! The bra has no underwire which makes it extremely comfortable. It also provides good support and gives good shape to your chest. Love it in both nude and black. Great bra to wear when returning to work!” by Kendra Johnson

the best…This is the best nursing bra I’ve bought, hands down. I’ve been nursing for a year and other bras wore out quickly. This one washes well, keeps its shape, and is comfortable. Looks great under shirts too. I would buy again.” by renee on Amazon

Non Candy Halloween Treats

non candy Halloween treatsHalloween is certainly one of the most fun family holidays, but it is far from the healthiest. Trick-or-treating usually means your kids end up with gobs of candy. Over-indulging leads to unhealthy eating habits in a society that is already plagued with obesity. Beyond weight gain, candy adds no nutrient value to your kids’ diet and the excess sugar can cause behavioral and dental issues. A piece of candy now and then is probably OK, but many parents feel a bucket full is a bit excessive.

Rather than giving out only candy this year, consider offering non candy Halloween treats for your trick-or-treaters. If your family isn’t fully sold on the idea, you can hand out one small piece of candy or a healthier food alternative (such as raisins, popcorn, fruit or crackers) with one non-candy Halloween treat.

Here are some fun ideas for non candy Halloween treats:

School and Craft Supplies
Halloween-themed school and craft supplies are a good choice because the items are useful and keep kids entertained. Items like pencils, erasers, notepads and bookmarks can be used at school or home. Arts and crafts items such as stickers, stamps, crayons, Play-doh, coloring books or a grab-bag of art supplies to make a unique creation are all creative ways to engage kids in the holiday.

Dress-up Stuff

Halloween is largely about costumes, after all, so contribute to the cause by offering dress-up stuff. You can give out bracelets and necklaces, either store-bought or beaded designs from your own kids. Face masks, hats, pirate patches, wands, fake teeth, silly glasses and other costume pieces will be a big hit as non candy Halloween treats too.

Toys & Games

There are many small, inexpensive toys you can purchase for your trick-or-treaters at discount stores or by buying bulk online. Slinkies, water guns, chalk, bouncy balls, bubbles, balloons, finger puppets, whistles, yo-yos, silly puddy, figurines and keychains are a few items to get you started.

Other Items

Still looking for more creative ideas? How about a bath kit with a cute bar of soap, rubber duck and a few color changing bath tablets? Lip balm and other makeup would be appealing for some kids. A Halloween cup with a fun straw, a small bucket for chachkies or a miniature pumpkin are other alternatives to consider.

More Fun

Make this Halloween memorable for your trick-or-treaters by setting up an obstacle course in your yard that the kids have to go through before ringing your doorbell. It all adds to the experience without contributing to the unnecessary sugar rush.

The possibilities are endless for non candy Halloween treats.  If you have extra, ask your kids to trade in some candy for the leftover non candy Halloween treats. That way your efforts won’t only serve your neighbors, but also your own family. Happy Halloween!

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