Alternatives to Giving Candy at Halloween (The Teal Pumpkin Project)

Whether you’re concerned about allergies or you’d like to include more than just candy to treat bags, this list of alternatives will help you participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project.

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In 2014, the Teal Pumpkin Project was launched by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) as a way for people to offer non-food items or allergy-safe treats to children with food allergies. By putting a teal-coloured pumpkin or Teal Pumpkin sign outside your home, you can let trick-or-treaters know you offer safe alternatives.

As wonderful as that sounds, the first reaction to the concept of the Teal Pumpkin Project is often:

“What am I supposed to give instead?”

This is where the real fun begins for those who stay at home to hand out the treats. Whether you do the “by the handful” method or give out treat bags, you can be creative!

I took this question online to Facebook to find out what others have given as non-food and allergy-free treats at Halloween. Here are some great ideas to get you started …

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