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Halloween is almost here! I hope you are all busy painting and decorating your teal pumpkins. Teal pumpkins are a great way to let food allergy families know that you support them by offering non-food treats. And by now, you all know that Oriental Trading has an enormous selection of non-food treats to fill your Halloween buckets. These trick-or-treat items have a huge impact on kids with food allergies who often cannot collect almost any candy. Food allergic kids can feel very left out at Halloween which is why it’s important to find ways for everyone to have fun safely.
[Oriental Trading supports the Teal Pumpkin project. Check out their Halloween selection here.]
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We have a tradition of hosting an annual Halloween party at our house. I began this as a way of ensuring that my son had plenty to eat and lots to celebrate when he was a young trick-or-treater. Initially, he was allergic to so many foods that I couldn’t find a single candy he could enjoy safely.
I’m happy to report that he has since outgrown a few allergies. Most candy is still off limits to him. But surrounded by great friends at a pre-trick-or-treat dinner and post-candy-swap, he doesn’t mind. Every year, the party grows and grows to include more families and more fun!
This year, I’ve create a Day of the Dead themed Halloween table.
The playful patterns and colorful sugar skulls dress up any table. Check out the cups!
I couldn’t resist these plates and napkins – so I infused a little of the traditional Halloween with the addition of these irresistible black and white plates and napkins.
Just like an outfit, accessories can make a table. This sugar skull bowl and small skulls were a great addition to the black and whites at play.
Are you looking at this table runner?! You can’t quite tell from the photos, but it has spiders at the center of the webs and glitters in the light. And, that pumpkin?! I’ll be using it on my table through Thanksgiving!
I also picked out this silicone mold – which can be used for ice or to dress up snacks!
Here’s a list of the items I used to create my Day of the Dead Halloween table:
Now that the table – and the mood – are set, stay tuned later this week to see what I’m serving!