The Teal Pumpkin Trend -- What is it?

by admin on October 20, 2015

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What It Is

As Halloween approaches, you’ve probably seen articles here and there about the teal pumpkin project. While they may seem like just a decor trend, the reason behind the color is actually much more meaningful.

In 2014, the Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) department wanted to create a safer and happier Halloween for children with food allergies, since some children have such severe allergies they can’t participate in trick-or-treating. FARE encouraged households all around the world to participate in the Teal Pumpkin project and be part of the movement to provide non-food treats for kids. To participate, homeowners place a teal pumpkin on their doorstep and take the pledge, to provide a safe, non-food treat. See the exact pledge on FARE’s website.

 How to Participate

This is a great way for homeowners to be more inclusive in their celebrations of Halloween that can be life-threatening to some children.

Some great examples of Non-food treats are: 

  • 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

Join the hashtag #tealpumpkin or #tealpumpkinproject on Instagram to share your finished teal pumpkin!teal pumpkin project