Happy Halloween 2021 from the Hinton Girls
Happy Halloween from the Hinton Girls. This year we are embracing the lessons learned from last year’s homeschool programs where the girls studied ancient Greece, Roman Gods, astrology, the planets and nature. We collectively decided this year we would all be Goddesses and should use Halloween as an opportunity to embrace our inner beauty. This Halloween I am ahead for once and we all have our costumes well before. I love seeing how excited our girls get when they get to pick a theme and dress up. We each have a long flowing goddess dress and accessories to match our chosen Goddess. Lillie has chosen to be Isis and has a pair of LED light up wings. Franki and Josi are going to be the classic Greek goddesses Athena and Aphrodite. I am going as a Norse Goddess with a flowing grey dress and moon headpiece.
We are excited to pull out our allergen and sensory-sensitive teal buckets and go trick-or-treating. Personally, I am manifesting warm weather this year to accommodate our not-so-fall-weather themed costumes. Either that or we will all need some white long underwear or bodysuits. Franki is convinced her Dad Will needs to dress at Zeus and carry a thunderbolt. I kind of agree – who else loves family costumes?
As the girls get older and are more aware of their allergies and gluten free lifestyle, I am less stressed about Halloween and am enjoying the holiday more and more. When our middle child Lillie was first diagnosed, I was very concerned with the Halloween parties and candy. As a Mom of a child with a severe allergy, that bite of Snickers when you were not looking could mean a full week of illness and symptoms for that child. To be safe, I only let the girls go trick-or-treating at 3 neighbors homes in the past.
Last year with the lock down, our neighborhood did tables at the end of their driveways with individually wrapped treats. Here was our chance, I thought! We visited the whole neighborhood and peaked to see if there were any safe options. It was nice to have the space and time to choose the safe treat or walk to the next home and not have to take what was handed at the door to be polite. I am hoping this year we will experience the same opportunity to enjoy our neighborhood and select a safe gluten free treat.
Did you know it is easy and cost-effective to offer allergen sensitive treats and toys for Halloween? I have put together my list of safe treats for the Halloween season below. Remember to order your own teal pumpkin bucket. The teal bucket means you have non-food treats to hand out to kids with allergies.
You may be wondering how many children in your neighborhood need a special treat. According to recent studies (https://www.foodallergy.org/resources/facts-and-statistics), 1 in 13 kids have an allergy that affects them daily. That means there are over 32 million Americans with food allergies. I hope you will pick an allergen-sensitive or non food treat to offer to families in your neighborhood this year.
Happy Halloween from our family to yours!
For more allergen-sensitive handout idea’s see my blog from 2020 here ->> https://gfmomcertified.com/halloween-2020-is-still-teal/
Tiffany and the Girls Favs for 2021 Halloween
Halloween Must Haves
Enjoy Life Foods Chocolate Halloween Candy Variety Pack
YumEarth Organic Lollipops
YumEarth Halloween Organic Lollipops
Classic Halloween Candy Corn – Kosher, Gluten Free
Tootsie Roll Favorites Mixed Bag – Peanut Free, Gluten Free