Does your household hand out treats to trick-or-treaters on Halloween?
If so, please consider having on hand some non-food treats! It would mean a lot to families of kiddos with food allergies or other medical conditions that prevent them from being able to safely consume candy. These kids often like to dress up and go trick-or-treating—just like their peers.
It's super-easy to indicate to trick-or-treaters that your household has non-food treats on hand. All you have to do is set out a teal pumpkin (available at Target, Michaels, and other retailers) in front of your house, or put a free Teal Pumpkin Project sign on your front door:
If you wish, you could go one step further and add your household to the 2018 Teal Pumpkin Project Map, which helps families know where to take their kids trick-or-treating.
Here are some examples of fun and inexpensive non-food treats that can be purchased in bulk and handed out on Halloween:
- glow sticks
- bouncy balls
- small notepads
- fun pencils or erasers
- spinning tops
|monster truck erasers, glow bracelets, and mini slime from Target, $3/package|
Thanks for reading this public service announcement about the Teal Pumpkin Project, and please consider participating!
(Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with the Teal Pumpkin Project or its parent organization, Food Allergy Research & Education. I'm just a parent of a kiddo with food allergies wishing to spread awareness about this great initiative. :-) )