What Do Teal Pumpkins Mean During Halloween?
There is meaning behind a teal-colored pumpkin if you see one on a porch this Halloween.
It's a signal about what that home will be passing out to trick-or-treaters, and if your kids are like mine you'll definitely want this heads up!
If you see a pumpkin painted teal sitting on a front porch, that's a sign that there's no candy at that house. No candy?! What?
I know! But it's to help kids who shouldn't have candy know that it's safe to trick-or-treat there.
With so many food allergies these days, plus diabetes, food intolerances and other special diets, a good portion of the trick-or-treating population can't take part in the traditional candy haul (and some parents just don't want them to rake in the sugar rush).
I get the need for non-edible options, but I gotta say, those non-candy offerings at Halloween are a huge disappointment for lots of kids, including my three Starburst-loving goblins. Mama doesn't mind the lack of sugar one bit!
So, it's your choice. Rush up to the houses with Teal Pumpkins, or run far away from them.
I just thought you should have the heads up so the kids don't get a big, fat, pencil-shaped surprise on Halloween night. Teal pumpkins look kinda cool, and now you know they are there for more than just decoration.
It might mean a lot to your friends and neighbors to have some alternatives.