Thursday, October 1, 2015

Halloween, Allergy-Friendly Candy and the Teal Pumpkin Project

Happy October! Halloween is my favorite holiday and it seems I have passed that on to Cody. He is so excited for Halloween already!

Food Allergies don't have to keep you from enjoying Halloween. 

Here are some tips and my favorite things for Halloween:

Cody knows from last year that we "Trade-or-Treat." We trade in his Halloween candy for a special toy. He has already picked out what he wants and he loves this!

There is a book about this that helped him to understand and get excited about it. It's the No Biggie Bunch Trade-or-Treat Halloween. I love the No Biggie Bunch books. We have them all. They address food allergies in a positive way that kids can relate to and understand.

We give out allergy-friendly candy and non-food treats for Halloween.Here are our favorites:

SurfSweets. Not only are they allergy-friendly, but they are also the best gummies I have tasted. Watermelon rings are my favorite.

YumEarth. Delicious, allergy-friendly lollipops and gummies.

Amanda's Own Confections. Cute and delicious allergy-friendly chocolates. These are Cody's favorite treat.

Oriental Trading. They have tons of fun/cute non-food treats and decorations.

Have you heard about the Teal Pumpkin Project?  The idea is to paint a teal pumpkin to put outside your house to let kids with food allergies know that you have non-food items. Learn more at FARE. You can also sign the teal pumpkin project pledge and add your house to the map. 

Hope you all have a fun and safe Halloween!

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