Teal Pumpkin Project

This post was last updated on January 4th, 2022 at 10:50 pm

Teal Pumpkin Project

This Halloween you may notice something different when you’re out trick or treating with your kids. There’s a teal takeover happening. It’s part of the Teal Pumpkin Project, an international campaign to provide an alternative for kids with food allergies to keep Halloween a fun and positive experience.

Many popular Halloween candies contain nuts, milk, egg, soy or wheat, which are common allergens. According to foodallergy.org, 1 in 13 children in the United States has a food allergy.

Teal is the New Orange

So, is teal the new orange? It very well could be. The Teal Pumpkin Project encourages people to put a teal painted pumpkin outside their home if they will be offering a non-food treat for kids with allergies.

Does this mean you can’t offer candy? Of course not. However, if you choose to provide a non-food option as well as candy, please keep them in separate bowls.

How to Participate

Anyone can participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project. Just follow these 3 simple instructions.

  • Provide non-food treats for Trick-or-Treaters.
  • Place a teal pumpkin- the color of food allergy awareness- in front of your home to indicate that you have non-food treats.
  • Display a free printable sign in front of your home to explain the meaning of the teal pumpkin.

Non-Food Treats

Here are a few ideas for non-food treats.

  • Glow sticks, bracelets or necklaces
  • Pencils, Halloween erasers or pencil toppers
  • Bubbles
  • Vampire fangs
  • Stickers
  • Bouncy balls
  • Halloween bookmarks
  • Spider rings

Create a Safer Halloween


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