33 Alternatives to Passing out Halloween Candy – Teal Pumpkin Project
Teal Pumpkin Project Encourages Providing Non-Food Treats to Trick-or-Treaters
OKLAHOMA CITY – For the second year in a row, the Food Allergy Research and Education is coordinating the Teal Pumpkin Project which raises awareness of food allergies and promotes the inclusion of all trick-or-treaters by encouraging households to provide non-food treats. Participating households will have a teal-colored pumpkin in front of their home on Halloween night.
According to FARE, there are 15 million Americans living with food allergies.
Candy that may contain peanuts, tree nuts, dairy and other allergens diminish the fun and safety of trick-or-treating for children with food allergies. Non-food treats remove those threats completely.
“Many party favors and dollar store toys make great Halloween treats,” said Diana Rogers Jaeger, a thoughtful gift consultant and co-founder of Sunburst Gifts. “Kids love glow-in-the-dark necklaces and bracelets, and they have the added benefit of making trick-or-treaters more visible at night.”
Households interested in participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project this Halloween can gain inspiration from this list of 33 alternatives to passing out Halloween candy.
1. glow stick necklaces, bracelets or wands
2. mini Play-Doh containers
3. temporary tattoos
5. light-up flashing toys
6. glow-in-the-dark slime
7. glow-in-the-dark putty
8. sticky eyeballs, skeletons and brains
9. plastic vampire fangs
10. plastic bugs
11. rubber stampers
13. party glasses or sunglasses
14. rings, necklaces and bracelets
15. bouncy balls
17. fake mustaches
18. mini nail polish
19. finger puppets
21. mini squirt guns
22. mini toy cars
23. mini Army guys
24. pencils and pens
26. pencil toppers
28. whistles and noisemakers
29. mini crayon packs
30. mini coloring books
31. mini notepads
32. mini activity pads
33. mini bottles of water
More information about the Teal Pumpkin Project can be found at www.foodallergy.org/teal-pumpkin-project.
Sunburst Gifts provides thoughtful, heartful gift ideas for all occasions at www.SunburstGifts.org.