Make it Monday: Halloween candy alternative

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – More families are ditching giving out Halloween candy and giving out other unique items to trick-or-treaters.

We caught up with Sarah Yuhas-Schiltz who always has options when the little ghouls and goblins show up at her door.


“My neighborhood kids love these things,” said Yuhas-Schiltz. “I’ve passed them out the past couple of years.”

Sarah is showing us how to make lighted balloons. It’s a great alternative for kids with food allergies.

Here’s what you’ll need:
– fun balloons
– mini LED lights
– helium tank

Start by blowing up your balloons.

Sarah got these balloons online in bulk and for a pretty good price. She says clear or opaque balloons work best so the light can be seen from a distance.

You can buy a helium tank if you think you’ll use it again, or you can take your balloons to a party supply store and pay to have them blown up there.

Once your balloons are inflated, add the little light.


These mini lights are made for balloons. You can get them at a party supply store or online.

“Just tape this to the bottom of the balloon and it illuminates through the bottom of the balloon.”


In addition to being a fun candy alternative, Sarah says it’s a safety feature too while kids are walking around neighborhoods at night.

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