As I mentioned before, I love hallowen! Yesterday I shared some allergy-free hallowen recipes and now I am going to let you know how we celebrate Halloween in our allergy-free house.
1) We have a Halloween Party every year for Sophie and some of her friends. Sophie LOVES it and looks forward to it every year. It's really important for kids with food allergies too, because you are able to easily control the environment (knowing that all the snacks/treats you serve are safe).
2) We always carve pumpkins together (pictures in another post!)
3) We hand out non-food treats to trick-or-treaters that come to our house: stickers, pencils, erasers, etc. Sophie loves this part, because she can hand out to kids and see all of their costumes.
4) Trick-or-Treating. This is where problems can arise, but we've found away around it. We are going to let her trick-or-treat at a few houses in the neighborhood - just for fun - and then when we get back, we have safe food treats and goodies to give her and we arranged to give the trick-or-treat candy to a neighbor. (here's a pic of some of the fun books I got this year for her treat bucket)
(Pumpkin Soup, Make-a-Face Stickerpad, Fancy Nancy's Halloween and Dinosaur Train Spooky Scavenger Hunt)
5) We BOO our neighbors.
6) We always do a variety of Halloween Crafts, which can be very safe and lots of fun.
We made puppets to go along with the song 5 Little Pumpkins
Halloween Puzzles (idea from dana made it)
and of course, the Halloween Party was a big hit!
Homemade caramel on apple slices
We set up a craft table (this year we decorated wooden halloween-themed magnets)
Owl-themed treat bags this year :)
with fun goodies...
And there you have it. A safe, fun and simple halloween!
We're ready for the trick-or-treaters!