Teal is the New Orange
Regardless of which conspiracies you believe on where food allergies come from, the fact is that they are real, and Halloween can be a real bummer if you're a kid who suffers from them. Enter Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)'s Teal Pumpkin Project. The concept is simple. Place a teal pumpkin in front of your house to let trick-or-treaters know you offer non-food treats. Think stickers, pencils, spider rings, and other non-edibles. Need more ideas? Check out FARE's website for an extensive list. Not only will you be showing your support for kids with food allergies, but you'll also be promoting a less sugary Halloween in general. You also get the benefit of getting your creative energy flowing in the making of your own teal pumpkin. Check out my pumpkin teal-ing process below!