MomsEveryday: Teal pumpkins for kids with allergies

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A teal pumpkin and some unique treats can help children with food allergies feel included on Halloween.

Kirsten Sears has a daughter with a milk and tree nut allergy. This means she's unable to eat chocolate.

Sears said, "Having a daughter with an anaphylactic milk and tree nut allergy, when it was time for her to start trick or treating, it scared me."

That's when Sears decided to take part in the Teal Pumpkin Project.

"You basically paint a pumpkin teal, you put it on your front door step, along with a sign that says you have non-food treats available," Sears explained.

Non-food treats can include beads and other inexpensive Halloween toys.

If you'd like to take part in the Teal Pumpkin Project, you can attend the Teal Pumpkin Paint Party at the Lynn Haven United Methodist Pumpkin Patch on Saturday, October 28 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.