Halloween is creeping around the corner! This is a fun time of year for kids to dress up as their favorite character and of course, get lots and lots of candy while trick or treating.
For me, my heart sinks at the thought of all the candy that will be given out. Both of my kids are Type 1 Diabetics. My daughter was just diagnosed a few weeks ago, so this will be her first Halloween which requires insulin shots for every piece of candy she consumes. I wish we could skip Halloween altogether!
The same goes for the 6 million children with food allergies! Collecting candy on Halloween night can be very dangerous, even if an item isn’t something they are allergic to, it may have come in contact with an allergen.
I urge you to consider joining in the Teal Pumpkin Project this Halloween and offer allergy-free Halloween treats for kids like mine and those with food allergies.
To join the Teal Pumpkin Project, paint a pumpkin on teal and hang a sign on your door on Halloween night. This will alert trick-or-treaters that your home offers non-food items.
Join Teal Pumpkin Project & Give Allergy-Free Halloween Treats
I suggest stocking up on fun toys like a Big Bucket of Monster and a Big Bucket of Zombies!
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Big Bucket of Monsters
The Big Bucket of Monsters includes a number of freaky and spooky monsters in two shades of gray. My personal favorites are the Frankenstein and werewolves! The creepy crawly spiders, clawed-at tombstone, flying monster with wings, and arm eating monster are pretty scary too!
Big Bucket of Zombies
Every year around this time, my kids start playing zombies at school, at home, everywhere! My kids are going to love the Big Bucket of Glow in the Dark Zombies! Nothing beats glow-in-the-dark for Halloween!
These zombies are freaky too! Some zombies are running away, some are running at you, others are munching on ‘food’, others are creeping out of a grave, and there is even a human with a hatchet in his head! The glow-in-the-dark factor will be so cool while trick-or-treating and on the nightstand that night!
Non-Food Treats for School Halloween Parties
I never understood how difficult school parties could be until my children were diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. It is amazing how much sugar enters the classroom for party treats and take-home goodies. It is so difficult to manage, especially if you can’t be there with your child at every single party. It has to be the same for the millions of kids with food allergies too.
Before my kids were diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, I never thought too much about this but now, I wish I had. I wish others would join in and hand out non-food treats, at least part of the time. Something like these Big Buckets of Monsters and Zombies would be very welcomed by the kids during school Halloween parties – even more so than the candy, cupcakes, and juice boxes.
Buy Big Buckets of Halloween Teal Pumpkin Friendly Treats
Buy Big Buckets line of products on the SCS website and on Amazon.com. Choose from Monsters, Zombies, Animal Adventure Action Figures, Civil War Soldiers, Farm Animals, Firemen, Safari Animals; Sea Creatures and Dinosaur Skeleton figures. For ages 4+.