In 2012, a fellow mother, Becky Basalone, decided to paint a pumpkin the color teal, the food allergy awareness color, and hand out non-food treats to trick-or-treaters, according to Allergic Living. Seven years later, her great idea is now a symbol to show that you are offering candy-free alternatives on Halloween.
This year, I am finally in a neighborhood where I anticipate getting more than 1-2 trick-or-treaters, so I am very excited to put together some fun alternatives together!
These treats can be anything you decide. Many department store, such as Target, are privy to this project and are including non-food options in their Halloween section. It’s not too late – I encourage you to jump on this bandwagon and check this out!
If you want to learn more, you can get more information about The Teal Pumpkin Project at FoodAllergy.Org!
I wish you and your family a fun and safe Halloween! I look forward to seeing updates on your festivities for the day.