It’s only one day away! Are you ready for a fabulous Food Allergy Safe Halloween? In case you need some last minute suggestions for some Halloween fun, I’ll pulled together a quick list of ideas below. I’m ready to go and oddly enough, my kids are going to be anywhere but here tomorrow night. Instead, the lovely Alisa Fleming, author of the Go Dairy Free Website and cookbook is coming over with her hubby for wine and chocolate as we hand out goodies. My daughter will be trick or treating with a friend. Since she is NOT allergic to peanut, almonds and walnuts and allergic to the remaining tree nuts I worry less about her trick or treating without us. The rule is she can not eat anything until we review it for general safety and food allergies. I’ll give her a small supply of safe candy to dive into if the urge arises. My son is too old for trick or treating and will simply hang out with his friends.
Dollar store cupcake cups and party picks jazz up my Halloween
Food Allergy Safe Halloween Ideas for the last minute scramble!Disclaimer: I am biased and adore everyone I mentioned in this post–hence why I am sharing their great ideas. I was not paid to be nice. Really, no one pays me to be nice–it’s a disease I have. My hope is to share ideas that will hopefully improve all of our lives as we journey through food allergies and asthma.
So many of us do the last minute scramble. Yup, me too. This year I thought I was ready and then I realized I bought my goodies too early and my family have been happily dishing them out to friends, putting them on cupcakes. So, I hit the Micheal’s Halloween clearance and purchased my “lost” items at 70% off–I even bought next year’s cupcake baking cups!
- Allergic Living has a fabulous Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy and Resource guide with suggestions for candy, non-food treats, crafts, food free Halloween Party ideas and (bias alert) an article written by me with ideas including everyone learning how to do the Michael Jackson Thriller dance together!
- Need a fast Teal Pumpkin? Word on the street is that Target has some already painted with glitter! Not sure how they knew…. On that Teal Pumpkin note—check out this wonderful blog post from the Food Allergy Research and Education website introducing us to the woman behind the #TealPumpkinProject, “Talking Teal Pumpkins with the Mom who started it all”.
- Downloadable posters for Teal Pumpkin Project: Non-Food Treats Poster and We have Candy and Non-Food Treats Here poster
- Kids with Food Allergies Foundation offers a nicely detailed Halloween Food Allergy guide that focuses on Food Allergy safety measures while creating a fun and happy day!
- Share Food Retro’s blog post directed at those without food allergies, “How to Be Allergy Friendly on Halloween (the Everyone’s Happy Edition)” …maybe print out a copy and drop it on a co-workers desk? It’s short, sweet and offers up some uber easy ideas.
- Lastly, a trip to your local Dollar Store never fails! For $10 or less, I can grab some affordable decorations and Halloween themed plates and cups that scream celebrate along with some toy prizes. Then a fast stop at the grocery store for lemonade, wine or favorite beverages to enjoy with a Halloween Themed video rental and we are set for a grand evening!
Found at Target!
Have a SAFE and FUN Halloween!!