FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education) shared that food allergy awareness and offering the option of non-food trinkets and toys in a separate bowl makes Halloween safer and more inclusive for all trick-or-treaters.
This spooky holiday is going to look a little different this year but no matter how you choose to celebrate, we are going to give you the tools to make it safe. Take the Teal Pumpkin Pledge! Sign up to tell your friends and neighbors that you want Halloween to be safe for everyone. Submit the form to receive your official Teal Pumpkin Project Pledge certificate to display on your window or door for the entire neighborhood to see. We have resources galore for you to explore and tips to make the most of the entire month of October!
Ideas for Non-Food Treats
Available at dollar stores, party supply stores, or online shops, these low-cost items can be purchased and handed out to all trick-or-treaters, or made available in a separate bowl from candy if you choose to hand out both options. Nearly all of these items can be found in a Halloween theme or festive colors.
- Glow sticks, bracelets, or necklaces
- Pencils, pens, crayons or markers
- Halloween erasers or pencil toppers
- Mini Slinkies
- Whistles, kazoos, or noisemakers
- Bouncy balls
- Finger puppets or novelty toys
- Spider rings
- Vampire fangs
- Mini notepads
- Playing cards