Pass a dozen houses on the block, and you’re likely to see pumpkins in different shapes and sizes, typically in an orange hue. But this year, you might be surprised to a see a pumpkin of a different colour pop-up a little more frequently: a teal-coloured one.
No, your eyes are not deceiving you with some Halloween “trick”. The Teal Pumpkin Project aims to make Halloween a little less terrifying for little ones and their parents alike when it comes to food allergies. Set out a teal pumpkin and let those who knock on your door know that you’re handing out nut-free alternatives. So kids who can’t risk an allergic reaction can still enjoy treats without worrying about a nasty trick. Think stickers, which are always cool, pens and pencils, the kinds of items you might find in a party loot bag are all good… loot.
So although a teal pumpkin isn’t quite mainstream yet, we bet your kids will be down with it. We suggest you get the kids to paint it. It’s fun, and they feel like they’re contributing. Everybody wins.