How To Participate In The Teal Pumpkin Project

You might be wondering what all this teal pumpkin business is about. For the last couple years, teal pumpkins have been appearing on people's doorsteps around Halloween time... and for an awesome cause:

It signifies that non-food treats will be available at that house on Halloween.

This means that even kids with severe food allergies can participate and have fun without having to be afraid. FINALLY!

The Teal Pumpkin Project was started by F.A.R.E. (Food Allergy Research & Education) and it's really taken off. A big round of applause for F.A.R.E.!! This is such a positive movement... and let's get real - ALL of the kids deserve to have fun.

Here are some ways you can participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project:

I don't know about you, but I love Halloween, so having an excuse to shop for Halloween toys makes it that much more fun! :-D

TIP:  When you're shopping, try to avoid items with common allergens such as latex and nickel. 

Some ideas for non-food treats:

  • glow sticks, bracelets, etc.

  • temporary tattoos

  • spider rings

  • necklaces

  • stickers

  • vampire fangs

  • pens

  • pencils

  • fun erasers

  • whistles

  • bouncy balls

  • Halloween rubber ducks

  • whistles

When you're posting photos of your teal pumpkins, make sure to use the hashtag #TealPumpkinProject!