Teal Pumpkin Project

Show your support for kids with food allergies this Halloween.

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There are so many great things to do when it comes to prepping for Halloween! Picking out costumes, carving pumpkins, planning out a route for trick-or-treating. All kids deserve to have as much fun as possible during Halloween – but some parents must be more aware of what their children receive as tricks or treats.

Many children and parents alike have food allergies. To make Halloween as enjoyable as possible, the Teal Pumpkin Project takes that struggle and paints a Jack-o-Lantern face on it! The Teal Pumpkin Project is raising awareness of food allergies through the addition of non-food trinkets and toys to the trick-or-treating event! This makes Halloween safer and more inclusive for all to enjoy!

Here are our favorite suggestions on what alternative treats to offer trick-or-treaters this Halloween:


With a dual purpose, glow sticks are super fun for kids and they also provide a bit of safety for kids trick-or-treating after dark.

Lego Minifigs:

Great things come in small packages! Lego has a minifig for everyone! This fun treat will last long after the costumes are put away and the face paint is washed off.


Who doesn’t love bubbles? This inexpensive prize is great for kids and adults alike.


A new and exciting treat at Bartell’s is the Suprizamals! These little collectible animals hide out in the Suprizaballs so you never know what you’re going to get! There are over 100 characters to collect and a great alternative to candy on Halloween.

And don’t forget to pick up your teal pumpkin from Bartell’s! Set that pumpkin on your front steps to let people know that you support kids with food allergies! The teal pumpkin means that you have non-food treats available.

For more information, visit tealpumpkinproject.org!