Teal Pumpkin Project


Halloween is a fun time of make believe, magic, and sweet tasty fun. But for some kids it is a scary time with real threats of life threatening food allergies. This can make it so they can’t participate in some of the funnest parts of Halloween like Parties and Trick or Treating. This is simply not okay- all kids should be able to participate in Halloween. And this is how we can help! TEAL PUMPKIN PROJECT!!! Participation is easy with the Teal Pumpkin Project. 

How to take part in the Teal Pumpkin Project in your community:

  1. Provide Non-food treats for Trick-or-Treaters
  2. Paint or Purchase a Teal Pumpkin
  3. Place your teal pumpkin in front of your house
  4. Let folks know your a safe house for food allergies!

Cute ‘Getting Started’ Flier: TPP-How-To-Community-Download

Non-Candy Treat Ideas:

  • Glow sticks, bracelets, or necklaces
  • Pencils, pens, crayons or markers
  • Bubbles
  • Halloween erasers or pencil toppers
  • Mini Slinkies
  • Whistles, kazoos, or noisemakers
  • Bouncy balls
  • Finger puppets or novelty toys
  • Coins
  • Spider rings
  • Vampire fangs
  • Mini notepads
  • Playing cards
  • Bookmarks
  • Stickers
  • Stencils

If you have more questions visit: Teal Pumpkin Project

My Challenge to you: Teal Pumpkin Project it up! We are going to do gooey spider toys this year- so stop by our house. We want everyone to have a fun and safe Halloween!

Happy pumpkin painting friends!

– Jessie the Therapist


Jessie Shepherd is a Mental Health Counselor and owner of Blue Clover Therapy in Utah. She has a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Utah. Her focus is treating trauma, eating disorders and adjustment issues in adults, adolescents, children and their families. She utilizes Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Play Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Neurological Feedback.

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