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Teal Pumpkin Project

4:00:00 AM

It's Monday already...boo BUT it's the week if Halloween! I am so excited, because it's the kickoff to the best season of the year! Also, Thanksgiving is just about a month away and Christmas is only TWO! SO EXCITING!

Today, I'm introducing a really interesting project for Halloween. The Teal Pumpkin Project is something I happened upon recently and I totally am into the idea. Basically, it is a simple way to be inclusive to children who may have food allergies. For instance peanut, gluten, tree nut allergies makes Halloween difficult for children. They don't get to enjoy their candies for fear there is something they can't eat. As a homeowner, all you have to do (you also don't have to participate) is place a teal pumpkin on the porch. The pumpkin allows children and parents to know that I have a non-candy option for them. See easy and fun! I just really like to have fun with Halloween and I want everyone to enjoy their Halloween as well.

This weekend I decorated the pumpkin I'm going to display on the front porch. I grabbed a fake white pumpkin from Target and a can of teal spray paint!

Do a few coats to make sure the pumpkin is completely colored. The best thing is the pumpkins from Target are very receptive to paint so it turns out really lovely. 

Not only does the pumpkin signal parents, but it makes my front porch look adorable! Hello pop of color!! I can't decide if I want to add glitter or anything to the pumpkin, but right now it looks gorgeous! 

Tomorrow, I'm going to continue my Teal Pumpkin project prep with the treat sacks I'm making! They're super cute and you don't want to miss it! 

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  1. Aww how cute!
    Last year my fiancé and I handed out candy at my parents house. It was so much fun!
    This is an awesome idea and I'd love to implement this whenever we have a home.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  2. I have never heard of this but this is such a great idea!!!

  3. Wow, I've never heard of this before but that is just an awesome idea! I'm glad you're taking part in it.

  4. Such a cute pumpkin! Love that shade!

  5. This is such a wonderful idea!! When I was little, I used to go trick-or-treating with my neighbor on my street, and he had peanut allergies, so this campaign would have been great to have around then!!

    xoxo A

  6. That is a very cute way to spread awareness! I bet this time of year is very hard for those children not getting to take or eat all the same candy as their friends!

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  7. The teal pumpkin is so cute, cool project idea too! (:

  8. This is such a great idea and I love the fact that there is a sign for it! The kid I babysit for has severe peanut allergies and this would greatly help!

    Sara Kate Styling

  9. I've heard of this before & I love the idea...I'm also super happy about the color choice because like you said it's super cute!

    xoox, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  10. I have never heard of this! This is awesome. We have no trick or treaters (well very few) in my neighborhood but whenever I move away I'm doing this. Sweet and thoughtful!


  11. That's such a cute DIY idea, especially for young kids who can't carve yet!

  12. This is so great! I love the shade and it's so wonderful that you are getting involved in this. I know so many children with food allergy problems...it can be crippling for the families.
    Smitten Sophie

  13. Such a great idea!! Love this, especially as my three younger siblings grew up with severe allergies to eggs, milk and peanuts (they all out grew it thankfully)! It doesn't hurt that teal makes for a pretty cute pumpkin!

    xo Ashley

  14. I heard about the teal pumpkin project a few weeks ago and I absolutely love the idea! Unfortunately we don't have trick or treaters in my neighborhood, but in the years to come I definitely would love to participate myself!

    Pick Your Beau

  15. Such a gorgeous color and good alternative to carving!

  16. This is such a great trick-or-treating campaign to keep kids safe when they're trying to enjoy themselves. Not to mention, such a cute pop of color! x Nicole | www.changeanddress.com

  17. Cool DIY project! I'm going to do this because i want my pumpkins a certain color for my decor. Thanks.

    xoxo Dani

  18. Your teal pumpkin is FAB, and it's so sweet that you're doing that! Last year, I bought a bunch of candies, as well as goodies for kids that can't have candy... Zero trick or treaters :( #apartmentlife

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  19. Ive been seeing the idea everywhere, and I love it! Thankfully I don't have any food allergies, but I know how scary it can be for some parents! As for the pop of color- YES YES YES! When I lived at home, I always decorated my porch with (fake) colorfully designed pumpkins and people always commented on how unique it was!

  20. I love this! Unfortunately, there's no trick or treating in my neighborhood (it's all college kids) but this is super cute!


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