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From Our House to Yours: Happy Halloween

Even though we only had five trick-or-treaters total and only saw one teal pumpkin when we were out and about for 1.5 hours, we had a safe and fun Halloween.   Plus, I have been inspired with new ideas for future Halloweens as my adorable little puppy grows older.   With that being said, we smile on hoping everyone also had an amazing Halloween….

Teal Pumpkins – More Than Just a Color

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) developed  The Teal Pumpkin Project

“…to help us create a safer, happier Halloween for all! Launched as a national campaign by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) in 2014, the Teal Pumpkin Project™ raises awareness of food allergies and promotes inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season.”

Read all about the Teal Pumpkin Project here.

Quoted from (Source): http://www.foodallergy.org/home


While we are beyond thankful for FARE and this entire campaign, teal pumpkins have an even greater meaning for us…

MORE THAN JUST A COLOR

-Written by: http://smilingawayfoodallergies.com/

Together we stand for so much more,

Eternal brothers and sisters as one,

Advocating for ignorance’s cure,

Living in unity has begun.

Pumpkins are orange or are they teal,

Ultimately it’s not about their color but what they reveal.

Moments that open up eyes and hearts,

Pumpkin’s new hue is only where compassion starts.

Kindness for one another no matter if we directly relate

Inner empathy inspires a greater fate,

No allergies or many- for once – we all can share the same plate.

Project deeper than who has an allergy and who does not,

Reality is bringing hope to what humanity has really got.

Optional participation but yet so many chose to learn,

Joyfully adding to Halloween’s allergy-free concern,

Everlasting gratitude for all who act without expecting return.

Celebrating a community coming together as one,

Teal pumpkins are just the start of a unity I pray has only just begun.


Our teal pumpkin and treats (still in the works...)

Our teal pumpkin and treats (still in the works…)

Even though my son is still too young to fully participate in Halloween, I am beyond thankful to everyone who plans to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project.   With so much negative news in the world today, times and campaigns like these bring hope for a society whose foundation can be built upon more compassion than we know.   With that being said, we wear teal proud and smile on to one great Halloween …

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The Teal Pumpkin Project – Another Great Item to Add

We added the following stickers that I purchased from Amazon to our collection of Teal Pumpkin goodies for next week.  Since I saw how much my middle school students even loved these, I wanted to share. Looking forward to Halloween, we smile on…

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Original Post: The Teal Pumpkin Project – Information for an Allergy-Friendly Halloween – updated September 20, 2015

Can “Teal be the New Orange?”

Check out the following article and help to spread the word about The Teal Pumpkin Project.   Loving the support we are seeing, we smile on to a safe Halloween for everyone…

Can Teal Pumpkins Rival the Orange?

Source: http://allergicliving.com/

HALLOWEEN

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Teal Pumpkin Project – More Options

With Halloween just around the corner, it is amazing to find that companies like Peeps & Company are getting involved. Not only are they acknowledging food allergies, but they are creating options to help make Halloween safe.   Smile along with us and check it out ….

Mike & Ike Teal Pumpkin Variety Bag

Source: http://peepsandcompany.com/


For more information about Halloween, food allergies, and the Teal Pumpkin Project, click here.


10 Feel-Good Reasons to Participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project™

With October just a day away, check out ten excellent reasons to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project this Halloween. Heck, I’ll give you an 11th reason….you’ll help us to smile on…

Source: 10 Feel-Good Reasons to Participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project™

The Teal Pumpkin Project – Information for an Allergy-Friendly Halloween – updated September 20, 2015

The following three links are excellent resources if you are interested in participating in The Teal Pumpkin Project to help keep Halloween allergy-friendly. After hitting up Target and Amazon, I provided some examples of what we will being handing out this Halloween. Because some people have already reached out to me and told me that they are excited to participate, we have  even more reasons to smile on…


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(Source: http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org/page/welcome.aspx)


The Teal Pumpkin Project – An Allergy-Friendly Halloween

(Source: http://blog.foodallergy.org/)


15 Ideas for Non-Food Halloween Treats

(Source: http://blog.foodallergy.org/)


Some Examples of Non-Food Halloween Treats

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Teal Pumpkin Project™ – Food Allergy Research & Education

Source: Teal Pumpkin Project™ – Food Allergy Research & Education

HALLOWEEN

Wanted to repost this with some of the ideas that I have and am using for alternatives to candy. I realize that this may need to be adjusted for different age groups. However, when looking to order some Halloween treats, I thought both about my middle school students and of course, my 16-month-old son. Check it out and add to the list by commenting with your own ideas!

  1. Stickers (For younger kids even though I loved and collected stickers as a kid for many years.) – Mickey stickers  (Because we looooove Mickey, heck who doesn’t love Mickey!) 
  2. Pencils – Who doesn’t like a funky pencil?
  3. Erasers – How fun and gross
  4. Glow stick bracelets – Love this one!
  5. Funky, fun accessories – Mustaches and eye patches!
  6. What else can we add to the list?!?!

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Teal Pumpkin Project™ – Food Allergy Research & Education

Join 100,000 households pledging to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project™! Raise awareness of food allergies by providing non-food treats and painting a pumpkin teal – the color of food allergy awareness – to place in front of your house.

Source: Teal Pumpkin Project™ – Food Allergy Research & Education

HALLOWEEN

Source: http://www.foodallergy.org/home