Free, fun, and safe Halloween celebration in New York’s Capital District for all children, especially those living with food allergies.
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As a mom of two young children with life-threatening food allergies (peanuts, tree nuts, and eggs), I struggle to find holiday events to attend with them where we feel safe. If you can't find something you want, you should create it - right?
In honor of all kids who face challenges on a daily basis because of food allergies, I have decided to create a free, safe, and fun Halloween event in partnership with the Greenbush YMCA, focusing on fun, entertainment, games, and crafts.
The Capital District Teal Pumpkin party is inspired by FARE's worldwide movement to create a safer, happier Halloween for all kids - the Teal Pumpkin Project. Teal is the official color of food allergy awareness. Putting a teal pumpkin on your doorstep means you have non-food treats available in a separate bowl, such as glow sticks or small toys. This simple act promotes inclusion for trick-or-treaters with food allergies or other conditions. Learn more about the project and how you can get involved here.