It’s Everyone’s Halloween : The Story Behind the Teal and Blue Pumpkins

It’s Everyone’s Halloween : The Story Behind the Teal and Blue Pumpkins

It’s officially Halloween! The day when all of the littlest ghouls and goblins will be out, and fighting the rain in some parts, to trick-or-treat ‘til their heart’s content.


While orange pumpkins are most common, there’s another color making their way into the pumpkin game in a much cooler color family, the blue and teal pumpkins.

Teal Pumpkins placed on a home’s doorstep are most commonly used as an indicator that a particular house is “food allergen friendly” and has other non-food treats to hand out to trick or treaters as part of the Teal Pumpkin Project. The Teal Pumpkin Project was inspired by a local awareness activity run by the Food Allergy Community of East Tennessee, and offers tips on how you can participate here.

Blue pumpkins, however, have a slightly different meaning, as one mom is pushing for them to be an easy indicator that a trick-or-treater has austim and may not be the same as the rest of the trick-or-treaters . Alicia Plumer has a 21-year old son with Autism and she says “While he has the body of a 21-year-old, he loves Halloween. Please help us keep his spirit alive and happy…These precious people are not ‘too big’ to trick-or-treat”. What started as a simple Facebook post quickly went viral, even being shared by Autism Speaks themselves with some tips on making Halloween a fun and inclusive night for everyone which you can find here.

So this year, do your part in making it spooky fun for everyone. For the non-verbal goblins and the diabetic ghouls, the scarecrow with sensory issues and the witch that doesn’t have the best fine motor skills. Please remember to be patient and kind this Halloween!

Things we’re loving this week

Things we’re loving this week

Well, it’s officially Wednesday! Halfway through the week! The weekend is in sight!

This first week of October has us thinking and being grateful. So often in our lives we can get caught up in the hustle and bustle of our day to day agendas that very rarely do we stop, take a minute, and just think about something that made you smile earlier in the day. This week, we decided to stop and make note of various things that made us smile, and wanted to share them with you and encourage you to do the same!


Kristen Bell trying to not giggle while her daughter sings Lizzo’s “Good as Hell”

Listening to your kids belt out the same song over and over is one thing, but listening to your kid belt out Lizzo is priceless! Kristen Bell seems to think so too! Check it out here.

These. Cookies. 

While there’s nothing quite like one of grandma’s from-scratch chocolate chip cookies, these pre-cut, ready to bake ones from Pillsbury are a staple no matter the season! With decorations for every holiday, they’re a fun treat for kids and adults alike.

Here in New England the leaves have started to change and the weather has started to cool down just in time for one of our favorite things : Fall Hikes!

Whether it’s a quick hour or two loop, or a full day trip to bag another 14,000 footer, there are options for everyone within driving distance of the Boston area!

What are some things that have made you smile this week? Not sure? No worries! For the rest of the week pause just for a moment as things make you laugh or bring a smile to your face and just take in the moment. Then, be sure to let us know!

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