Without getting into great debate over whether or not Christians should participate in Halloween, Trick or Treating, or even the alternative Harvest Festivals and Trunk or Treats… I want to share something with those of you who do…
There are a lot of kids who don’t get to trick or treat, or keep their stash, due to a host of reasons.
The child may be allergic to peanuts. They may have a condition or disorder that is agitated by certain food dyes. The parents may have a “no sugar” policy in their household.
Regardless of the reason, if you are planning to participate in some sort of even this coming weekend, consider having non candy items available. Let parents know you are participating and have non candy options by placing a Teal Pumpkin outside your door or hanging one of the Teal Pumpkin Project signs.
Note: I have seen Teal Pumpkin painting kits for sale at Target and CVS, and you can carve a regular pumpkin and then paint it teal. Or, you can buy a faux pumpkin at local craft stores and paint in teal… then you can reuse it each year.
To learn more about the Teal Pumpkin Project, or a view a list of suggested non candy items, click the photo at the top of the page or HERE.