The Meaning Behind Teal Halloween Pumpkins In Mercer & Bucks Counties
When I went looking for Halloween decorations a few weeks ago I saw the typical things in stores like scarecrows, witches, lights, zombies, and pumpkins. When I was looking at the pumpkin selections I saw the classic color of orange on the shelves along with white, gold, and black. Then I noticed standing out in the crowd were the teal pumpkins. That's when I was reminded about why teal pumpkins are sold and why some homes may be displaying them on Halloween.
According to the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) website the Teal Pumpkin Project was started to make trick-or-treating safer for kids on Halloween with food allergies. The homes that have teal pumpkins outside their doors will offer non-food options. The video below explains it in less than 30 seconds.
If you're wondering what non-food or candy options will be given out, I found a helpful article from USA Today that list the treats that may be offered instead of candy:
- Vampire fangs
- Glow sticks
- Halloween stamps
- Slap bracelets
- Plastic witch fingers
There are plenty of fun Halloween related toys, pencils, erasers, and other goodies that can be given out to replace candy this Halloween.
You can find participating homes in FARE's Teal Pumpkin Project in your local neighborhood by using the map here. That will tell you exactly where to go trick-or-treating for non-food treats this Halloween.
Have a fun and safe Halloween!