Join us in participating in FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project. Display a teal pumpkin to signify that you are a safe stop on Halloween for kids with food allergies. Teal pumpkins are available at some craft stores, like Michaels and Target. You can also buy an orange or white craft pumpkin and spray paint it teal. We used Valspar’s Tropical Oasis/Gloss from Lowe’s for our 17 office locations - and they look great!
The goal of the Teal Pumpkin Project is to promote inclusion for all children. You can still give out candy, just offer both and ask them to choose. Print free posters from the FARE website and display to let trick-or-treaters know you offer safe “treat” options.
Here are some ideas for non-food treats:
- Glow sticks, bracelets, or necklaces
- Pencils, pens, crayons or markers
- Halloween erasers or pencil toppers
- Whistles, kazoos, or noisemakers
- Bouncy balls
- Finger puppets or novelty toys
- Spider rings
- Vampire Fangs
- Mini notepads
- Playing cards