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Including Kids with Allergies for Halloween [candy tips & ‘trick’ ideas]

And leaning into the ‘trick’ part of ‘trick or treat’ will be key.  Though, just because there may be allergies (and peanuts the biggest one)…doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be ‘treats’.

And if your kids do have allergies, you may already know about the TEAL PUMPKIN PROJECT

Putting a teal pumpkin on your doorstep means you have non-food treats available, such as glow sticks or small toys. This simple act promotes inclusion for trick-or-treaters with food allergies or other conditions.

Or just be prepared, and have a few of the below items on hand:)

Peanut Free Candy and some Gluten Free Halloween Candy

1.) Blow Pops/Tootsie Pops/Dum Dum lollipops

2.) Laffy Taffy – Gluten free candy

3. Hershey chocolate bars (plain) – Also gluten free

4. Dots

5. Red Vines

6. Rice Krispies Treats

7. Mini Oreos

8. Jolly Ranchers

9. Starburst

10. Junior Mints

More (HERE)


Some ideas for ‘tricks’


  • Glow Sticks
  • Slap Bracelets
  • Spider & Bat Rings
  • Scented Pencils
  • Halloween Pencils


About Shellie Hart

Your workday host is a longtime Seattle Radio Midday Air-Personality. Shellie grew up in Burien and now lives in West Seattle. She’s the on-court Entertainment Emcee for our 3X WNBA Championship Team SEATTLE STORM. Shellie is also committed to Children’s Hospital who once participated weekly in their CHILD LIFE Program, dedicating over a 100 hours of volunteer time annually. People ask all the time, “What’s your favorite part of the job?”, and my response is YOU! Sure I get to meet all kinds of famous people, but it’s engaging with the people and their Northwest families that makes me happy”