The Teal Pumpkin Project: How to Participate + Pumpkin Decoration Inspiration

Halloween is upon us! Have you been seeing teal pumpkins popping up on people’s front porches? Maybe you’ve seen some in the classroom or on store shelves? Let me explain what the teal pumpkin and the Teal Pumpkin Project is all about!

Halloween is almost here! Learn all about FARE's Teal Pumpkin Project! Background, how to participate, design inspiration and more!

Fall has officially begun and Halloween is right around the corner! Have you been shopping for Halloween decor as of late? Maybe you’ve visited Target or Michaels Craft Store and noticed some bizarre looking pumpkins – teal ones. Before I was a food allergy mom, I probably would have thought this was just a trendy decoration color, but the teal pumpkin has REAL meaning.

Learn about FARE's Teal Pumpkin Project!

In a nutshell (no pun intended), the Teal Pumpkin Project® was developed as way to raise awareness of food allergies, other conditions and disabilities, while promoting inclusion of trick-or-treaters at Halloween! The best part is, the Teal Pumpkin Project® is promoted by the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) organization. We can thank fellow food allergy moms and dads for the inception and execution 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 (FACET) and launched as a national campaign by FARE in 2014. FARE thanks FACET for their ongoing partnership as we work to reach families across the country and around the world with the Teal Pumpkin Project’s messages of awareness, inclusion and community.” – FARE


Add a teal pumpkin to your porch to show that you are part of the Teal Pumpkin Project!

Putting a teal pumpkin on your doorstep means you have non-food treats available, such as stickers, pencils, small toys and more!

Free Halloween Teal Pumpkin Project Printable from Lilllybug Designs!

Also, displaying a sign explaining just what the Teal Pumpkin Project® is helps further the message of  the teal pumpkin itself and food allergy awareness. Be sure to grab this free 8″ x 10″ printable courtesy of  Lillybug Designs! Click here to download.  You can also find additional signage from FARE.

So, just where can you find Teal Pumpkin Project® pumpkins? We found our’s at Michaels Craft Store!

You can find Teal Pumpkin Project pumpkins by Ashland at Michaels Craft Store for Halloween!

Lucas had more interest in trying to eat the pumpkin and holding onto it while shouting “mine!!!”

A fellow food allergy child holding a Teal Pumpkin Project pumpkin at Michaels Craft Store!

You can also find a variety of teal pumpkin products at Target. I can’t wait to add the decorative pumpkins to my seasonal home decor! Selection and quantities vary by location.

Have a boo-tiful teal Halloween with Target! Perfect for the Teal Pumpkin Project support and food allergy awareness.

1. Pumpkin Masters Halloween Teal Pumpkin Decorating Kit

2. Halloween Teal Pumpkin Project™ Paint Kit 

3. Halloween Large Teal Dot Pumpkin

4. Halloween Large Teal Chevron Pumpkin

5. Halloween Large Teal Stripe Pumpkin


Decorating and carving a pumpkin is half of the fun of Halloween! With a gorgeous teal pumpkin, you have the opportunity to make a design all of your own. Need some inspiration? Here are 8 Teal Pumpkin Project Decoration Ideas!

8 Teal Project Pumpkin Decoration Ideas for Halloween from

1. Gold Studded Pumpkin from Plaid Crafts

2. Gold Foil Pumpkins from Positively Splendid

3. Frozen Elsa Pumpkin from A Pumpkin and a Princess

4. Ombre Glitter Pumpkin from DIY Network

5. Twine Pumpkin from Bell Jar Vintage

6. Farm Inspired Lace Pumpkin from Ode to Inspiration

7. Paint and Glitter Pumpkin from Oriental Trading

8. Thumbtack Message Pumpkin from Country Living

All opinions are my own. I have not been paid for any product, business or organization endorsements.

Author: LRiemer

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