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Registrations are required for all Food-Free Fun events. Space is limited and registrations are accepted in the order in which they are received. These are not drop-off events; at least one adult must be present for each group of children. For everyone’s safety and inclusion, please do not bring outside food or drinks (other than water) to any Food-Free Fun activities.

Registration closed for this event on October 10, 2020. 

Quarantine-O-Ween Teal Pumpkin Party – October 24, 3 pm (PST)

IMG_7007The pandemic of 2020 has made us rethink how we gather, so, since we can’t party in person this Halloween, we are bringing the Boo to You!

Get to know other families managing diet restrictions as you play games for all ages (trivia, scavenger hunt, bingo) and participate in activities like Dr. Frankenstein’s Mad Science Lab and a Monster Mash Dance Party, all from the comfort and safety of your home. We’ll be meeting via Zoom, but you will not be staring at your computer screen the whole time.

Family-friendly costumes are encouraged, but not required. And this year, we’re turning our annual costume contest into a Halloween Spirit contest with the following categories:

  • Best Teal Pumpkin
  • Best Home Decor (indoors or out – 1 entry per household)
  • Best Costume, Kid
  • Best Costume, Teen & Adult
  • Best Costume, Family (multiple people, same theme)

If you’d like to enter the contest, submit your photos to foodfreefun@gmail.com by midnight on October 21. A slide show of all entries will be presented and live voting will occur during the party.

Guests will receive a “Party Package” in the mail about a week beforehand, with bingo cards, craft supplies and other items needed for the party, so be sure to include a valid mailing address when you register.

What is the Teal Pumpkin Project?

A teal pumpkin on your doorstep tells trick-or-treaters with food allergies and restrictions that you have non-food treats available, so they can keep what they receive at your house, no matter what they might be allergic to. If you also offer candy, please keep the trinkets in a separate container to avoid cross contact with food residue on candy wrappers. Some families offer all trick-or-treaters a choice between a treat you eat and one you don’t, so kids with restrictions don’t have to speak up. You’d be surprised how many kids go for the trinket instead of the candy! Other families create special goody bags just for kids with food allergies and/or restrictions. However you do it, this is a wonderful way to safely include all kids on Halloween, and spread a little food allergy awareness, too!

Help spread the word about this wonderfully inclusive campaign by using the hashtag #tealpumpkinproject on social media. Click here for free printables and more information.

The TEAL PUMPKIN PROJECT and the Teal Pumpkin Image are trademarks of Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE).