Visit The Magic House for a healthy Halloween party.Photo courtesy of The Magic House.
Don't want your little vampires sinking their teeth into the usual candy corn and lollipops this Halloween? Check out these healthy trick-or-treating alternatives — sure to be mummy-approved.
Healthy History-Lovin' Halloween Party, Missouri History Museum Tiny ghouls can feed their brains at this candy-free Halloween party from 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. Groove to great tunes, trick-or-treat for non-candy goodies in the galleries, load up on glow-in-the-dark accessories, make Halloween crafts and join in some disco dancing at this fun, free event. Get the details. Happy Halloween Party, The Magic House Keep those skeletons healthy and strong at Happy Halloween Party from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at The Magic House Children's Museum in Kirkwood. This all-day Halloween event, sponsored by St. Louis Children's Hospital, will include a scavenger hunt and healthy treat alternatives. The event is free with museum admission. Get the details.
The Teal Pumpkin Project Two years ago, The Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) organization introduced the Teal Pumpkin Project. The intiative was started to keep Halloween safe and fun for everyone, regardless of food allergies. After continued success, organizers are bringing the project back for 2016. Families that would like to participate are invited to paint their pumpkins teal, the color of food allergy awareness, and make non-food treats available to trick-or-treaters. Households can place a teal pumpkin in front of their homes and display the free printable sign from FARE indicating that non-food treats are available. Those taking part may offer a choice of candy or non-food treats, such as novelty toys, pencils, pens, stickers, bubbles, glow bracelets or bouncy balls. Get the details.
Candy exchanges The kids just couldn't pass up a fun night of neighborhood trick or treating, and you're stuck with enough candy to feed an army. Now what? Halloween Candy Exchange at the Lodge, The Lodge Des Peres Turn all that sugar into an opportunity to be more active! Bring one pound of candy to The Lodge from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. in exchange for one youth admission Tuesday, Nov. 1. Get the details.
Delta Dental Health Theatre's Great Candy Exchange, HealthWorks! Kids' Museum Exchange all that unwanted candy for prizes at Delta Dental Health Theatre's Great Candy Exchange from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at HealthWorks! Kids' Museum (1100 Macklind Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110). Collected candy will be donated to the troops. Get the details.