Show kids with food allergies the meaning of inclusion by having a teal pumpkin outside your home. Part of the annual Teal Pumpkin Project, the teal color indicates that your treats include food-free loot. With our ideas for amazing food-free toys and gifts, you’ll hear nothing but cheerful sounds emanating from the darkness on Halloween night.
Getting Teal Ready
FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project Gear
The major non-profit launched the project across North America in 2014. Today, it teams up with several allergy non-profits to promote this safe treating program.
Get into the spirit of a teal Halloween with free resources from FARE’s website. Download signs for your door, flyers to hand out, coloring sheets, and masks.
Available at Foodallergy.org (U.S. & Canada)
In Canada, Food Allergy Canada has Halloween bracelets here as part of its ‘Shine A Teal Light’ initiative. Signs are also available here.
Add your home to the growing Teal Pumpkin Project map.
Let those with food allergies know you have safe or non-edible treats on hand. Decorating the lawn with teal pumpkin leaf bags from Allergy Superheroes is all it takes! Kit out your own kids with teal glow-in-the-dark food allergy snap bracelets and candy buckets – and keep their allergies in plain sight on what can be a frenzied night.
Available at Shop.allergysuperheroes.com (U.S. & Canada)
Kids with Food Allergies
This year, treat your kids and their friends to a Tealoween kit from non-profit Kids with Food Allergies. With a drawstring bag for trick-or-treating, 10 #KeepItTeal bracelets, stickers, stencils and more, the kids will be ready for a teal-y good Halloween in no time.
Available at Kidswithfoodallergies.com (U.S. & Canada)
Up your jack-o’-lantern game with pumpkin decorating and sticker kits from Pumpkin Masters. Brimming with paint, stencils and stickers, these unique kits will provide hours of fun before your brood has even left the house.
Available at Amazon.com and at Pumpkinmasters.com and at major retailers such as Publix and Walmart. In Canada, at Shoppers Drug Mart and Home Depot.
Big Dot of Happiness
For an all-out, teal-themed bash, Big Dot of Happiness has everything you need. With teal pumpkin lawn signs, water bottle stickers, paper straw decorations and more. It’s a one-stop shop for all your teal party needs.
Available at Bigdotofhappiness.com (U.S. only) and Amazon.com (U.S. & Canada)
Frightfully cute glow-in-the-dark tattoos from Mello Smello are appropriate for almost any age, from tiny tricksters to mature mummies. Kids will be so eager to sport one of the friendly ghosts or grinning jack-o’-lanterns, that they just might forget about sweet treats altogether.
Tattoo products contain soy.
Available at major retailers such as CVS, Target, Walmart, and via Amazon.com. In Canada, at Shoppers Drug Mart.
Exciting toys that make little ones visible on a shadowy Halloween night? We call that a win-win! With a host of glow-in-the-dark and light up toys, Oriental Trading is the place to stock up on mini Halloween flashlights, mini glow wands, Halloween bracelets and more. Equip trick-or-treaters – and dispel the gloom from spooky streets.
Available at Orientaltrading.com (U.S. & Canada)
When it comes to inspiration, it doesn’t get much better than Halloween! With ooly’s monsters collection, filled with cute gel pens, monster sticky tabs, scented highlighters and more, trick-or-treaters will have everything they need to unleash their imaginations and commit their creativity to paper.
Available at Ooly.com/collections/monsters and Amazon.com (U.S. & Canada)
Send young ones back to school with a little reminder of Halloween magic with Raymond Geddes’ Halloween-themed Peanuts® erasers and pencils. A fun handout, kids will love showing these off once they’ve been unmasked and are back to being themselves.
Available at Raymondgeddes.com (U.S. & Canada)
For parties or get-togethers, Kiss Freely’s all natural Halloween lip balms, make impressive, free-from gifts. For pre-party prep, allergy-friendly face paint from the brand will unleash loads of creativity.
Free of: Top 8 allergens, sesame, corn, coconut, and gluten
Available at Kissfreely.com (U.S. & Canada)
This year, let the neighborhood kids get inked with temporary tattoos from TattooFun. With a wide selection of character, sport and Halloween tattoos, including the Halloween Kids Party Pack, there’s something to match any outfit imaginable. And you can rest easy – each tat will vanish within 5 to 7 days.
Tattoo products contain soy.
Available at Tattoofun.com (U.S. & Canada)
Keep the Halloween spirit alive, even after the costumes have been tucked away, with seasonal stickers from Mrs. Grossman. With glow-in-the-dark ghosts, kooky monsters and gilded skeletons, the Halloween Super Sticker Pack is big enough for a crowd – and for happily decorating every binder, lunch box and water bottle in sight.
Available at Mrsgrossmans.com (U.S. & Canada)
Turn the basement into a Halloween laboratory with Joyin’s colorful, glow-in-the-dark slime filled with spooky spiders, eyeballs, cockroaches and more. Best for grade-school mad scientists, these creepy giveaways may give younger tots too much of a fright.
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