This year is going very fast.
Can you imagine this is already the end of October?!
This is crazy! Christmas decorations start to pop up all over.
But before we think about Christmas, there is another day we need to think about and that’s Halloween.
How to celebrate Halloween in London
Every year brings many ways to celebrate Halloween.
If you are a grown-up there are many parties you can go to.
You can have a look at these websites for ideas:
If you are a child and don’t have any special health condition, you can visit this website:
How to celebrate as a child with food allergies or diabetes
But what happens if you are a child or have a child who has a health condition such as food allergy or diabetes?
In those circumstances, Halloween can be a scary day for a child indeed.
Luckily, a new initiative called the Teal Pumpkin Project has been invented.
The idea is simple. Since not every child can eat sweets (due to allergies or diabetes) that means not every child can take place in roaming the streets with their friends for trick-or-treat in the hope of getting some sweets.
Children with such conditions can feel left aside, which is not a nice feeling.
Teal Pumpkin Project aims at making the joy of trick-or-treating available to as many kids as possible.
Watch this short video to better understand the concept.
How to take part in the Teal Pumpkin Project
If you would like to take part in the Teal Pumpkin Project, you should demonstrate your intentions (of not offering sugary sweets) to the trick-and-treaters in the following ways:
Right now, there are not so many homes participating in London, but if we spread the word more will do in the future.
As ‘creepy’ as Halloween can be, it should still mean fun for everyone.
The Teal Pumpkin Project helps in making sure that this is the case.
If you are in London and have a child with food allergies or diabetes, explain to him or her that they too can have fun. They just need to look for the teal pumpkins. This year there might not be so many but this movement should develop into something bigger in the years to come so take part in it to make sure it becomes a great additional way to celebrate Halloween in an inclusive way!