Don't let the idea of celebrating Halloween with an allergic child scare you! Here is a re-post from last fall with ideas for your allergy-friendly celebration:
Just like many other moms, I am working overtime this week getting ready to celebrate Halloween. We are picking pumpkins to carve, roasting seeds to share, and trying on costumes. But, as we get ready for the fun, I am also thinking through the upcoming events to make sure that we are prepared for any allergic encounters.
I have had many people ask what they can to ensure that my angel gets to enjoy this fall fun. I always tell them the same thing. Give treats that aren't food. There are so many reasonably priced goodies that we can give and so many reasons other than food allergies to give something other than candy. You can read more about that on my blog: Fall is here - Halloween is coming!
One of my favorite places to look for ideas is Kids with Food Allergies. They have pages full of ideas and forums where parents can share ideas. Here are some posts that you might find helpful: