Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Teal Pumpkin Treats! Don't know what Teal Pumpkin is?... Come on in!

Ok my friends.
It's getting to be the 31st pretty quickly.
Most of you are dreading the slew of children that will bombard your doorstep between now and then.
Some neighborhoods have Halloween on the 31st.. Some the week before... Who knows.
Some won't have it at all!
This year we live in a neighborhood. Like... A legit, kids on bikes, teenagers speeding through the streets at night, strange dogs come and help you light pumpkins... A neighborhood.
So.. I'm assuming all these kids will end up on my doorstep the 31st.
As a mother with extreme food allergies, it got me thinking..
So many kids are allergic to simple candies that we just hand out all willy nilly like.
Then I ran across an article for The Teal Pumpkin. (There's been a ton of them.. I won't quote them all here.)
Basically, you paint a pumpkin teal and display it in your yard.
This lets parents and children know that you have non-edible treats for those who would rather not run the risk of candy!!
How awesome is this?!!
I went on a mission to create a fun treat that was non edible!
Here's what I came up with:

Walmart has all the Halloween goodies out right now.
I grabbed just a few and went to work.
I picked up a bag of gift baggies
Bat Rings
Noise makers and Vampire teeth
I also threw in those Glow Sticks from this review
I tore open all the goodies and put them on the table in an assembly line..
Grabbing one item from each pile, I placed them in the bag. (Being super careful not to break the glow stick!!.. I made it to the LAST bag.. and broke it!!!)

I made 15 bags. I think this will be enough.
For my actual food goodies..
I bought a 5$ box of microwave popcorn, and some lollipops.
(I'm not about to spend a million dollars on chocolate that I won't get to eat!!!)

So there you have it!!
Spread the word about The Teal Pumpkin!!
It's on my local neighborhood Facebook Page.. Add it to yours!!

I'll be spray painting my pumpkin later in the week...

I realized after I made these that I probably need a few toddler sized goodies.. I haven't found any yet, but I still have a couple of weeks!! Keep those little little guys in mind too!!!


  1. What a great idea! I would rather my kiddos have these bags over processed candy any day! Thanks for the idea.

  2. What a great idea and post! I absolutely love this time of year... and halloween is my favorite holiday!

  3. My kids always love getting the goodie bags. I like them because there's usually a few pencils in those bags and I don't have to go buy any more for a while ;)

  4. I really want to do this for Halloween. The kids don't need all of the candy I buy. I do. ALL. OF. IT. :)

  5. wow, you are well organized... so far all I got are two little pumpkins

  6. That teal pumpkin is such a cool idea!

  7. I had a friend remind me just what the teal pumpkins were all about. I may be the odd one out, but I always loved getting stickers, pencils & small trinkets instead of candy when I was growing up.

  8. That's a pretty cool and considerate thing to do.

  9. I purchased little color crafts for the toddlers this year. I think they might enjoy those!

  10. I love this! My daughter is 3 1/2 and has never eaten candy yet. She loves fruits and granola type bars. I had never heard of teal pumpkins. I would love to go to someones doorstep and have actual goodies like yours and healthy foods.