As you know we love Halloween. From the costumes to the decorations it is just so much fun. We are big fans of non-candy gifts for many reasons, but The Teal Pumpkin Project is by far the most important one!
When we were little our parents would always take our candy to the other room and “check it”. They throw out any candy with open wrappers or things that could be resealed. I think this is when they would make a mini stash for themselves too… Then we would get our candy back. Could you imagine if almost all of your candy was gone when this happened? For many kids, this is a reality because they have to give up all of the candy that could trigger a food allergy. Even things that don’t actually contain food allergens are produced in factories that can cause them to be dangerous for a child with a severe allergy. Simply not worth the risk!
The Teal Pumpkin Project
TheTeal Pumpkin Project is a simple way to help all kids enjoy trick or treating.
Raising awareness of food allergies and promoting inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season.
It is simple. Either buy some or all non-candy options for your trick-or-treaters. Then place a teal pumpkin on your porch so any kiddos with food allergies know your home is safe for them to get a treat they can keep!
Your Teal Pumpkin
You can buy a teal pumpkin in lots of craft stores this year, or you can create a fun one of your own! Last year I created this fun weathered teal pumpkin and this year I did a fun crayon drip pumpkin!Or you can just grab a can of spray paint!
So make sure to add this to your list of decor for the Halloween season year after year! If you still end up with a stash of candy you want to get rid of in a fun way check out this fun idea of introducing the Switch Witch to you Halloween fun!