Tips to Enjoy Halloween with Your Food Allergy Child

Tips to Enjoy Halloween with Your Food Allergy Child

Enjoy Halloween with Your Allergic Child.

Halloween is right around the corner. Halloween can be stressful if you have a child with food allergies. Halloween parties at school can be a source of worry if you're not sure the candy and treats are allergy-friendly.  Trick or treating can expose your child to their allergy if not done properly.  At AD RescueWear, we want you to enjoy Halloween with your child. Here are some easy ways to be allergy aware on Halloween.

Halloween Parties

1. Help plan your child's school Halloween party.

2. Recommend to the teacher that party activities be non-food related. See examples below.

•  Use pom poms and pipe cleaners to make little spiders. Watch this youtube video to see how easy it is.

•  Use black tissue paper and google eyes to make bats and hang them on fishing line.   

•  Have the children paint the outside of Styrofoam pumpkins purchased at an arts and crafts store. 

•  Use white tissue paper to make ghosts and hang them on fishing line.

3. Volunteer at your child’s Halloween party to make sure your child is not exposed to their allergy/allergies.

4. Volunteer to bring allergy friendly treats or a craft.

5. Make sure your allergy friendly treats are homemade and your child’s favorite so you can be assured they are safe and your child is happy.

Safe Trick-or-Treating with an Allergy Child

1. Purchase allergy friendly treats in advance. Swap the treats after trick or treating is finished.

2. Collect the candy for your child, put it in their candy bag, and carry the candy bag for your child. Don’t let your child touch or hold candy they may be allergic to.

3. Bring your child’s emergency medicines with you when trick-or-treating.

4. Consider having the Witch Fairy visit your house the night of Halloween and bring presents and take all the Halloween candy.  

5. Give neighbors safe Halloween treats in advance.

6. Buy allergy safe non-food items at the dollar store or www.orientaltradingcompany.com for neighbors to give out.

Allergy Friendly Candy and Treats for Halloween.

Here are some links to allergy friendly candy and treats for Halloween.

•  Allergic Living’s 2019 Halloween Treats Guide

•  Nut free candy

•  Gluten free candy

•  Allergy Friendly Halloween Treats

Our Favorite Halloween Treat - Eyeball Cupcakes.

Use a safe cupcake or muffin recipe such as:

Wacky Cake

Pumpkin Muffins

Starlight Cake (pictured)

Options for frosting:

Vanilla Silk Frosting

Buttercream Frosting (pictured)

Frost cooled cupcakes with white frosting. Reserve some frosting and color it red. Use a small round tip to pipe the bloodshot veins. Use any safe, round candy for the iris of the eye and top with a safe chocolate chip to make the pupil. - See more at: http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org/resourcespre...

This information is not meant to replace a visit to a physician or a physician’s advice. Always consult your doctor about your medical conditions. AD RescueWear does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment of any condition.