Teal pumpkins may be a thing this Halloween for a really good reason, and it's not just because teal is a super awesome color.

Unless you suffer from food allergies or have a child who does, it's not something you often think about, but not all children can enjoy the treats of Halloween care-free. 1 in 13 children suffer from food allergies or sensitivities, and that makes celebrating Halloween disappointing for kids, and incredibly frustrating for parents who have to deny their child the treats they so desperately want. That is why the Food Allergy & Research Education (FARE) group started a campaign in 2014 called the Teal Pumpkin Project.

How it works is simple, just display a Teal Pumpkin by your door or on your porch to let families know you have non-food treats available for trick-or-treaters with food sensitivities.

Here's an example:


The Teal Pumpkin Project hopes to have 100,000 participating homes this Halloween, and they can go ahead and add my home to the list. I bet you will actually end up saving a little money on treats for Halloween is you decide to participate too, because fun little Halloween bubbles, pencils, and stuff like that will be cheaper than all those bags of candy if your shop smartly!