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Our Halloween Craft Guide: From Teal Spiders to Hanging Bats

From teal spiders to spooky bats, Allergic Living‘s website coordinator Courtney Born has created some amazing crafts and activities for Halloween tricksters of all ages: Black and Teal Spiders Supplies Toothpicks Empty tissue box Large foam balls Black and teal non-toxic paint Paint brush Googly eyes Scissors Black pipe cleaners Method 1. With parents’ help, punch 4 toothpicks […]

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Allergic Living’s DIY Teal Wizard and Witch Costume

Everybody’s getting into the spirit of FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project for Halloween. So at Allergic Living, we add to the fun – by giving a couple of classic costumes a food allergy-inspired twist. With a dash of creativity and a few pinches of teal, you too can create a one-of-kind witch or wizard costume. Just follow the easy steps below. […]

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Halloween 2015: Awesome Food-Free Loot Bag Ideas

Since the arrival of FARE’s sensationally popular Teal Pumpkin Project, food-allergic children can trick or treat with less fear at houses decorated with teal-colored pumpkins, which indicate that allergy-friendly loot is being offered. Here are Allergic Living’s top picks of candy alternatives to include – either in your bowl of goodies or as valued toy to […]

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Origin of the Teal Pumpkin Project – Interview with FACET’s Becky Basalone

Becky Basalone, creator of the Teal Pumpkin Project. Thanks to a Tennessee mother-of-two, Halloween is getting more teal and far less spooky for children with food allergies. It was in the fall of 2012 that Becky Basalone, the director of a local food allergy support group, first had the bright idea of painting a pumpkin […]

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Teal Pumpkin Project Takes Off On Social Media

A look at the photos, videos, and comments shared by fans of the Teal Pumpkin Project.

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Halloween 2013: Food Allergy-Friendly Candies and Treats

Our editors’ top picks of this year’s safe Halloween treats.

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Allergy-Safe Halloween Treating

As a child, I couldn’t wait for Halloween. Transforming into a princess or superhero was thrilling, and the best part was coming home and dumping my loot onto the kitchen table. As a parent of a food-allergic son, however, I quickly realized that celebrating Halloween could pose a serious health risk. Still, I didn’t want […]

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A Food-Free Halloween? You Bet!

In an effort to take the focus off of food and take the fear out of Halloween, my local anaphylaxis support group has organized food-free Halloween parties for the past few years. Yup, you read that right. A Halloween party with no food at all. And what’s more, this is a big hit with the […]

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Poll: Halloween Candy

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