Follow

The Mid-South's Premier Parenting Resource

Teal Pumpkin Project Ideas
Can the Candy :: How to Partake in the Teal Pumpkin Project

The Teal Pumpkin Project's official crusade is, "Raising awareness of food allergies through the addition of non-food trinkets and toys to your treats, making Halloween safer and more inclusive for all trick or treaters." Maybe this sounds heaven-sent for kids you know with life-threatening conditions, or maybe you're another lucky family with negligible food allergies, like in our house where kids love announcing that dairy makes them toot. Either way, you should be ALL OVER this movement.

Why? 1) inclusivity, 2) teal blends in SO much better with your carefully curated decor than that garish orange, and 3) the candy thing may not be as fun anymore. Perhaps it's because we're all a bit more knowledgeable about what sugar does to us. Perhaps it's because the bulk bags start showing up 7 weeks in advance, they're consumed for at least 4 of those weeks, and we're all feeling a bit ill. Perhaps it's because those fun- and mini-sized treats create so much needless trash; just earn your adulting badge for the day and admit you need a full serving of Skittles instead of opening five packets.

Besides, it's fun to shock your neighborhood kids with a choice - candy, or a bowl of TOYS?!

Don't forget to let everyone know you're participating! Put out a teal pumpkin, print out some pretty signs, and register your goodies on the NextDoor Treat Map.


Teal Pumpkin Project ideas

Stuffed Emoji Keychains (30 for $12.99): As you can guess, the poop-mojis go first. 

Teal Pumpkin Project ideas

Slap Bracelets (100for $12.95): Yeah, they're in again. Really.

Teal Pumpkin Project ideas

Themed Washi Tape (12 rolls for $11.99): Ok, the Pinterest/Bullet Journal moms might be stealing this one.

Teal Pumpkin Project ideas

Play-doh (15 for $5.97): Has anyone figured out what to do with these cute little empty containers when your 4-year-old inevitably leaves the lid off overnight?

Teal Pumpkin Project ideas

Glow Bracelets (100 for $9.99): Makes kids easy to spot when they pass out in the bushes from sugar-shock.

Teal Pumpkin Project ideas

Stickers (35 for $1.80): Let Halloween leave a lasting impression! (with what will inevitably end up being scraped off some wall/furniture/vehicle in a week)

 

More Great Articles


{MMB Thankful Series} :: When Turning Out the Lights Isn’t Enough
Throughout the month of November and in preparation for Thanksgiving, we are sharing the things that we are thankful for as mothers. We're calling this our "Thankful Series." Our contributor Amanda Parks is mother to 9-month-old Madison, and has several things she just couldn't live without as a first-time mom. As a new mother, I'm […]
It’s Time :: Moms, Let’s Do Better
I have a serious question. (This rarely happens. *wink*) When did it become okay to be late? Maybe I’m old-school or am just imagining it (I’m not.), but it seems these days it’s becoming more and more typical for people to casually stroll into meetings 10-15 minutes late, blow off dinner plans for an hour […]
Veterans Day and Our Kids
My first memories of celebrating Veterans Day are from elementary school. In my tiny hometown of Bruceton, TN, we had an awesome celebration each year to honor veterans in the area. Since our school had kindergarten through 12th grade in the same building, the entire school attended the program. I have such fond memories of the Veterans of […]

ABOUT US


Memphis Moms is the Mid-South's premier parenting resource.

Encouraging + Equipping + Empowering moms

We strive to build community by connecting area families to relevant resources, local businesses, digital guides, can’t-miss happenings, and most of all — each other!

FOLLOW US