TEAL PUMPKIN PARTY, OCT 26th 3-5pm
Grace Memorial Church, 1535 NE 17th Avenue, Portland, OR
Put on your family-appropriate costume (encouraged, but not required) and join us at Grace Memorial Church in NE Portland for an afternoon of food-free Halloween fun! We’ve got new games, activities and entertainment in store for you, as well as a costume contest with prizes for all age groups! We can’t wait to see the creative costumes you all come up with this year! This party is for the whole family, from toddlers to teens and adults, too!
Cost to attend: $5 per participating child, $15 family max. Pre-registration is required. Registration opens towards the end of September.
Click here to see photos from last year’s party.
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.
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 food or drinks to any Food-Free Fun activities.
This event is made possible by a community award from Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) and with the support of Camp Blue Spruce. The TEAL PUMPKIN PROJECT and the Teal Pumpkin Image are trademarks of Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE).