There’s no doubt that we’re seeing all kinds of stylized pumpkins these days. Gourds galore are being intricately carved, adorned and bedazzled with masks, craft materials, googly eyes and glitter, displayed upside-down and sideways, and even simply left au natural.
The Teal Pumpkin Project:
But, this year, it seems the decorating medium of choice is paint. AND, more specifically, paint with a purpose. The color? Teal. The purpose? To let trick-or-treaters know that you’ll be giving out food-allergy-safe treats.
Here is the “Teal Pumpkin Pledge”:
So…now you know! It’s super easy to paint a pumpkin with craft paint and a brush…that’s it! For more information and different ways to take part in FARE’s “Teal Pumpkin Project”, click in and enjoy!
10 NON-FOOD items you can give away in lieu of candy this Halloween:
2. plastic bugs, spiders or bats (Party City has a big bag of assorted plastic trinkets like this)
4. Pencil toppers
6. bouncy balls
7. temporary tattoos (cool and/or halloween-themed)
8. pennies, nickels and dimes
9. silly straws
EXTRA! Don’t forget their K9 siblings! Hand out a wrapped dog biscuit or treat.
Now it’s Your Turn!
Would you consider handing out non-food items and displaying a TEAL pumpkin this year? What different kinds of items might you give to trick-or-treaters?