It is early October and we are so ready for Halloween. I know my kids are so ready to be able to go door-to-door trick or treating in our small neighborhood.

If you have kids like I do they are already working on their costumes and who they want to be this year. My daughter Addy is set on Wendy from Peter Pan and my son Grant is hard at work on his costume. He is always looking to do something unique and he makes them himself.

I found something interesting with the decorations my neighbors have on these front doors. Some have small fall decorations and some folks go all out. My neighbor puts a big display together every year. He and his wife are really into Halloween.  We have a good mix of fall stuff with some neat spiders and witch legs sticking out of the ground.

But I saw a neighbor with a blue pumpkin near their front door. We know that most pumpkins are orange and there will be an occasional white one, but why blue? These folks are making it safe for the kids to trick or treat this year.

If you have a child that suffers from severe food allergies, Halloween is not the coolest of things for them to attend. With the possibility of something with peanuts or another potentially dangerous allergy-causing ingredients out there, some kids tend to stay at home.

Now some homes have pledged to offer up allergy-free treats instead. These families hand out toys or other goodies during Halloween. These families mark their homes with a blue, or teal pumpkin on their doorsteps. Kids with allergies know that they can visit safely and get small toys or presents instead of candy.

The 'Teal Pumpkin Project' is a trend that I hope spreads and kids in this area can enjoy some safe Halloween fun. So if you have a kid that has food allergies make sure and look for the blue pumpkin so they can participate in the Halloween fun this year.

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