A teal pumpkin

I love Halloween.  Not for the scary side of it all but for the fun side that celebrates creativity & imagination of kids pretending to be fascinating characters.  Costumes can lead to a whole bunch of made up playtime.  Some of my favorite times with my own kids when they were little were spent playing dress up.  I also loved to read them the Pumpkin Patch Parable every year because it so adequately shares the love & redemption of Christ with kids.

Halloween can be really hard for a child with food allergies.  It can take all the fun out of a night that is supposed to be full of joy for kids when they have to worry about life threatening allergies.  There's a sweet little girl I know who has severe, life threatening food allergies.  Last year I found out about the teal pumpkin project from her, so this year I've decided that I will participate & be a safe place for kids with food allergies.    

The Food Allergy Research & Education Organization came up with a great idea of placing a teal pumpkin on your porch to let parents & kids know that your house will have allergy safe options.  

We will have a teal pumpkin on our porch this year & these are the things I'll be passing out:

Glow Bracelets

Plastic Bugs


LED finger lights

Bouncy Balls


Love, Cara