Halloween is just two weeks away! I usually procrastinate and find myself stuffing treat bags desperately an hour before trick-or-treating begins, so this year I decided to get an early start. I also decided that this year I am participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project. For many kids with food allergies, Halloween can be disappointing, since they aren’t allowed to eat various types of candy. To make sure these kids don’t feel left out this year, FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) is encouraging people to place teal pumpkins outside of their doors to indicate that they have non-food treats available.
Since I know several kids with severe food allergies, I a definitely participating in this project. And the dollar store is the perfect place to find non-food Halloween treats! I recently went shopping for items to fill up my treat bags. Watch the video above to see what I got, or keep scrolling for photos!
A teal skeleton – I’m using him to decorate my teal pumpkin!
A bowl for my allergy-friendly treat bags. It’s the closest to teal I could find at Dollar Tree!
Plastic treat bags, and teal ribbon to tie them shut.
Stickers, stickers, and more stickers!
Are you participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project? What are you handing out in your non-food treat bags? Share your ideas in the comments!