Since the arrival of FARE’s sensationally popular Teal Pumpkin Project, children with food allergies can trick or treat without worry at houses decorated with teal-colored pumpkins. These indicate that allergy-friendly loot is being offered.
Following are Allergic Living’s top picks of candy alternatives to include – either in your bowl of goodies or as a valued toy to swap out for questionable goodies your child has gathered. Let’s make October 31 safe and inclusive!
FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project
Help kids to focus on the fun and frenzy of Halloween and not the allergens that may have sneaked into their loot bags. With FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project Home Essentials Kit, complete with posters to display, toys to hand out and more, you’ll have everything you need to make sure it’s a safe and memorable night for all.
Available at Foodallergy.org.
Avoiding edible treats is no problem at this party megastore. Just a few clicks on Oriental Trading’s website and you’ll have the best bowl of Halloween trinkets on the block, sure to make any kid’s eyes light right up. Choose from seasonal bendy or sticky characters, whistles, witch’s slime, finger puppets, mini bubble bottles and more!
Available at Orientaltrading.com.
From face paint and wigs to wacky clothes and props, the best Halloween costumes are over-the-top! Let kids add one more element to their vision with glow-in-the-dark tattoos from Mello Smello. With four tattoos per box, the fun of Halloween will continue long after the night is over.
Available at major retailers such as CVS and at Mellosmello.com.
Keep things safe with playful safety lights from Party City. Choose from glow-in-the-dark bracelets, wands, pumpkin pendants or spider rings to help keep kids out of harm’s way as they prowl through your neighborhood.
Available at Partycity.com.
Encourage the kids to decorate their treat bags, costumes, pumpkins or even themselves with spooky, colorful stickers from Mrs. Grossman’s. For an assortment that has it all – from gold foil skeletons to glow-in-the-dark eyeballs – the Halloween super sticker pack, with more than 250 stickers, is your best bet.
Available at Mrsgrossmans.com.
There’s nothing like a painted face to put the finishing touch on any costume. This year, avoid nasty ingredients with Kiss Freely’s all natural, allergen-free paints. Each six-pack includes primary colors plus green, black and white. A perfect palette for any disguise – gruesome or glamorous!
Free of: Top 8 allergens
Available at Kissfreely.com and in Canada, Nonutsaboutus.ca.
Get on the teal pumpkin bandwagon in a big way with Allergy Superheroes’ Halloween-ready accessories. Decorate with teal pumpkin garbage bags and the little ones will know you have non-food treats to offer. Or, pick up teal pumpkin candy buckets and glow-in-the-dark slap bands to keep your brood safe on their Halloween haunts.
Available at Shop.allergysuperheroes.com.