Trick or Treating is a right of passage for kids. As a kid, I remember going trick or treating around the surrounding neighborhoods and the one thing I knew for sure. If the front porch light was on, they still had candy to hand out.

There is a new practice that is showing up at houses across the nation that I think is incredibly helpful. The blue pumpkin is showing up on front doors and the meaning behind it is pretty cool.

If you have a child that suffers from severe food allergies, Halloween is not the coolest of things for them to attend. With the possibility of something with peanuts or another potentially dangerous allergy causing ingredients out there, they tend to stay at home. Now some homes have pledged to offer up allergy-free treats instead. These families hand out toys or other goodies during Halloween. These families mark their homes with a blue pumpkin on their doorsteps. Kids with allergies know that they can visit safely and get small toys or presents instead of candy.

We hope this trend spreads and kids in this area can enjoy some safe Halloween fun.