I have a feeling that people who haven't heard of this are going to put out teal pumpkins because they look trendy and this is going to become pointless real quick.
Parents had me handing out pencils and erasers a while back. They did this so I didn't feel excluded because I was alergic to corn and couldn't have candy.
This stopped when I explained I'd rather feel excluded than have to dodge the pencils and erasers thrown at me by my peers. Kids were dicks.
Lol my wife has teal pumpkins all over cause she likes the color not cause anything about some other potential persons possible allergies
I do this because I'm sick of having candy around our house (whatever candy we buy and doesn't get given out, etc). I get stuff like play doh, glow in the dark vampire teeth, temporary tattoos, etc and give that out instead. Kids have seemed stoked so far. The kids across the street got some from us and months later I'd still see them playing with the stuff occasionally.
Also known as the "let's skip this house and go to the next one" Project.
So basically they're saying "don't come to this house"
Michael's is currently selling them for $10.99. I was going to buy one for just decorating but decided that was too much.
My kid is colourblind. Teal is orange.
I am sending my kids to school dressed as open-faced peanut butter sandwiches this year.
i like the look of teal pumpkins, but i also want to give out regular candy. why not both. a bowl with normal candy and another with the non-allergic chalk tasting candy? caramel covered onions and beer for the older looking of the children
A lot of parents just let their kids trick to treat anyway and then replace all that candy with stuff their kid can have (or they eat it, lets be honest).
Halloween is really about the experience. I've been a preschool teacher for a while now and most food allergy kids are pretty self aware and understand that they can't have certain foods. I think it's the parents that choose to make it a huge deal.
We've been participating for 3 years now. People actually drive their kids over to us (there's a map you can register your location) because they have allergies. It's so sweet to see how excited the kids are to just pick a toy from the bowl. Normal kids like it too when they have a bag full of candy already. Our most popular toy grabbed? Bubbles.
In other words, you're going to want to maximize your fun by skipping these homes.
ITT: People who didn't catch the fact that they're offering non-food treats *in addition to* candy.
I set out a giant pumpkin on my front step so kids know I give out full size candy bars.