Allergy-Friendly Halloween: Allergic Living’s 2018 Toolkit of Resources

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Published: October 18, 2018
Photo: Caroline Moassessi

The Teal Pumpkin Project

It’s the fifth year of the Teal Pumpkin Project! We join with our friends at Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, FAACT and other non-profit organizations in encouraging everyone to raise awareness of food allergies by painting your pumpkins teal (the color of food allergy awareness) and handing out non-food treats for trick-or-treaters. Let’s ensure everyone has a safe and inclusive Halloween.

  • Learn all about the program and how you can take part and support the project here.
  • Download a copy of FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project posters, pumpkin stencil and fun kids activities here.
  • Meet Becky Basalone, the woman who started the teal concept on her Tennessee porch.
  • We feature 10 outstanding Teal Pumpkins – and what teal means to the designers.

Safe Treats and Food-Free Fun

  • Food-free toys and treats ideas.
  • Allergic Living’s 2018 allergy-friendly Halloween candy list.
  • Safe and Spooky Halloween party ideas by No Nut Traveler Lianne Mandelbaum here.

Painting the Towns Teal

  • FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project Map allows any family shelling out food-free treats to add their home address to the custom map below. Click here to add your home address to the list.

  • Canadians can also shine a teal light on their front porch to let their neighbors know that they have allergy-friendly treats and toys. Learn more about in Food Allergy Canada’s Shine a Teal Light project here.

Halloween Costumes and Crafts

  • From 3D paper pumpkins to spooky foam spiders and glowing mummy jars, try our amazing Halloween crafts.
  • DIY teal witch and wizard costume-making instructions.

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