I was truly surprised to hear about the Teal Pumpkin Project.  I think it is a great idea, which is why I want to spread awareness around the Teal Pumpkin and what it represents.  If you don't know what the Teal Pumpkin Project is...it's time to find out how you can create a safer, happier Halloween.  

According to Foodallergy.org, here is how you can participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project:

  1. Provide non-food treats for trick-or-treaters.
  2. Place a teal pumpkin in front of your home to indicate to passersby that you have non-food treats available.

Ideas for non-food treats:

  • Glow sticks, bracelets, or necklaces
  • Pencils, pens, crayons or markers
  • Bubbles
  • Halloween erasers or pencil toppers
  • Mini Slinkies
  • Whistles, kazoos, or noisemakers
  • Bouncy balls
  • Finger puppets or novelty toys
  • Coins
  • Spider rings
  • Vampire fangs
  • Mini notepads
  • Playing cards
  • Bookmarks
  • Stickers
  • Stencils