The Genius Reason You’re Seeing Teal Pumpkins This Year

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You may start to notice that Halloween is getting a big more colorful this year thanks to the Teal Pumpkin Project. Teal is actually the official color of food allergy awareness and since it seems like everyone has some kind of a food allergy, especially kids, Halloween can be a scary time of year…and not for the good reasons.

The point is this, if you paint one of your pumpkins teal blue and place it on your front stairs you’re letting trick-or-treaters know that you’ll be providing them with allergy friendly “treats.”  So they don’t have to worry about things with peanuts, wheat, soy, milk, chocolate, etc, etc.  They’ll still get to enjoy the fun of Halloween without having to feel like they can’t go out with the rest of the kids.  I love this.

Some great ideas for trick-or-treat alternatives can include:

  • Glow sticks, necklaces, and bracelets
  • Coins
  • Spider rings and vampire fangs
  • Bouncy balls
  • Stickers, playing cards, bubbles

Growing up my sister was deathly allergic to peanuts and my parents had to go through all of her candy and toss most of it out.  I can raise my hand for “lactose” allergies so I think #TealPumpkinProject is a genius idea that can help make everyone feel included on what should be a great night out.

Even More Halloween Fun:

…because if you’re going to have a co-ed Halloween party you’re going to need a little something for everyone.  Flip through our favorite scary Halloween drinks and cocktails that are just as fun to drink as they are to make. Boo!  ( Swipe Left)

Candy Corn Milkshake

Because if we can get a non-alcoholic drink recipe for the kids out of the way, we’ll feel better about ourselves.  Using a combo of vanilla ice cream, sherbet, whipped-cream, and yellow food coloring you’ll be like a hero in front of your kids and this thing tastes insane.  Plus, if you have a buildup of mason jars you can finally put them to good use.

Get the full recipe at KarasPartyIdeas.com

The Classic Witches Brew

Bring your undying love of bourbon to the Halloween forefront and calm your nerves when the doorbell rings tens-of-thousands of times.  Use your favorite whiskey and brand of blood orange juice to give things a cool crisp Halloween-orange color.  Super refreshing and the orange slice gives you the vitamin C you know you’ve been missing.  Silver-lining.

Get the full recipe at Instructables.com

The White Spider

Welcome back gin lovers!  A little gin, orange liquor and sour mix can go a long way.  Toss in a toy spider, you know, for sport.  Or remove the spider and just start making these all year round.

Get the full recipe at What HappensInVenice

The Smokin' Ghost

Because if it’s Halloween, of course, you need your cocktail to look like it’s pouring out thick smoke.  Chambord, Blavod, club soda and a slew of other ingredients, this is one of our favorites as it tastes great and is an immediate ice-breaker.  Pun sorta intended.

Get the full recipe at JaysCatering.com

The Bride of Frankenstein

Keep it simple and classy.  Plus, this will be one of the ladies favorites since it’s a combo punch of sparkling wine (or champagne), Chambord and pineapple juice.  You finally have a reason to break out those champagne flutes that you’ve used once and put in the attic. Eh, keep the cobwebs on them, you know, for theme.

Get the full recipe at SMW

The Candy Corn Martini

Let’s face it, there’s only so much candy corn you can eat.  What are we talking, like, 10-12 bags over the course of the Halloween season? Put them to good use by tossing them into your candy corn vodka which, yes, does exist.  If you have a hard time finding it, just double up on the actual candy corn pieces.  The point is getting drunk, right?

Get the full recipe at Dailynoff

Vampire's Kiss

How insane does this look? Go out and buy some black vodka now along with some champagne and cranberry juice because this drink is definitely going to be a Halloween crowd pleaser.  Plus, who doesn’t want a blood-like substance dripping down their glass (and eventually lips)?

Get the full recipe at JulipMade 

Pumpkin Cocktail

If you’re looking for a little something with fizz, we recommend this pumpkin cocktail.  Marry your love of Amaretto, OJ and lemon-lime soda (like Sprite or 7-Up).  It’s orange and you’ve steered clear of actual pumpkin flavor.  Victory.

Get the full recipe at Dailynoff.com

Halloween Storm

Because, well, it’s time for shots.  And who doesn’t want a shot that looks like a mix between an actual storm and part of your brain? If you’re a fan of Bailey’s Irish Cream, you’ll be a fan of this.

Get the full recipe at Instructables

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