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Tips for Allergy Friendly Trick or Treating

Trick or treating should be fun for everyone. Use these tips for allergy friendly trick or treating that doesn’t leave anyone out!

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Confession Time

I have never been trick or treating. Never. Growing up we went to a lot of harvest festivals at church, and always had a great time, but I have never experienced knocking on doors and handing out candy. I’ve never handed out candy either. I used to buy a bag but never lived in a neighborhood where kids went door to door.

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But now my daughter has started Day Care and she has school on Halloween. I’m not planning to take her trick or treating, but I wanted to do something special for her class. As always, the first thing I think about is, “Does anyone have food allergies?”  I created these great little pumpkins full of non-food toys and a few treats that are allergy friendly and made without artificial flavors.


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Tips for Choosing Allergy Safe Treats for Trick or Treating

When it comes to holidays, we always want to be as inclusive as possible. These are just a few tips to help when choosing allergy safe treats:

  1.  Avoid items like play dough (may contain wheat) and items made of latex.
  2. There are several candies out there that are Top 8 Free, including Enjoy Life Mini Chips (You can see my DIY post using Enjoy Life Mini Chips HERE!) and Yum Earth Gummies. Keep packages on hand for parents to view.
  3. Give options. Have non-food treats and candy treats available. The Teal Pumpkin Project has some great ideas for treats, as well as signs you can download to let children know that your house has allergy friendly options.

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Pumpkin Gift Bags

For my daughter’s class, I found these cute little pumpkin boxes at Michael’s. (Michael’s tip- Always use a coupon! They will take them from your phone!) and picked up some little trinkets at Target. I love Micheal’s and Target (not getting paid to say this!) and I am lucky enough to have them in the same building.

Allergy Friendly Trick or Treating | https://eatatourtable.comIt wasn’t very expensive to put them together. I included:

  1. Foozy balls
  2. Rubber (non-latex) bracelets
  3. Spider Rings
  4. Spider Erasers
  5. Yum Earth Lollipop
  6. Yum Earth Gummy Bears and Worms.

They fit in the little boxes perfectly and I know the kids in Day Care are going to be thrilled to get a little gift, plus the parents are going to be thrilled that the candy isn’t full of artificial stuff. It’s also a very limited amount of candy.

What are your favorite tips for Allergy Free Trick or Treating? Share in the comments!

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  • Reply
    aish das-padihari
    October 20, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Such cute pics and really great tips. I have a 4 year old and I definitely need it.

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    Bintu - Recipes From A Pantry
    October 20, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Great ideas so everyone can enjoy Halloween

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    Justine Y @ Little Dove
    October 20, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Great ideas! I always like to add in some other options with the traditional candy, I’ve noticed even kids without allergies like getting something different!

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    Erica D.
    October 20, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Love YumEarth, and they’re SO smart for Halloween (safe AND delicious!)

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    October 20, 2016 at 8:48 am

    YumEarth is the best!! Love your tips

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    Elle @ Only Taste Matters
    October 20, 2016 at 2:14 am

    What fun gift bags! You are just so creative!

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    Alisa Fleming
    October 20, 2016 at 12:22 am

    That’s crazy that you’ve never been involved in the trick or treating process! Honestly though, I don’t think you missed too much. This looks like a much more fun way to get goodies!

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    Vicky @ Avocado Pesto
    October 19, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Lots of great ideas here especially love the non candy related ones!

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    Heather @Boston Girl Bakes
    October 19, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    These are so cute! Now that I’m living in a house and not an apartment I’m going to make sure to keep these tips in mind this year for Halloween!

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    October 19, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    great ideas so ALL kids can enjoy the holiday

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    Aish Padihari
    October 19, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Pumpkin gift bags are a great idea for kids Halloween parties. Sharing this with friends. Thanks!

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    Chandice Probst
    October 19, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Way cute photos and ideas too!!

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    October 19, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    These are great ideas! I have friends who would love to see this!

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    October 19, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    These are such great tips, and those little pumpkins are just adorable!

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    Cricket Plunkett
    October 19, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    I love that you take about non food treats, because there’s so much candy on halloween I think that’s such a great option!

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    October 19, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Great ideas! Those pumpkins are so cute!

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    October 19, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Great easy tips!

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