Children get very excited about dressing up and going trick or treating. But when the child is a celiac, or has food allergies, it helps to plan ahead so the evening is fun for your child.
One option is to take "safe" candy to your neighbors ahead of time and ask them to hand this out to your child on Halloween.
Have a bag of assorted "safe" candies and treats at home. After trick or treating, let your child trade the disallowed sweets for items in your homemade goodie bag. (Hint: Have some really special items like a cupcake, or popcorn ball, or even Halloween stickers in the bag so your child will feel excited about the trade.)
Remember that different sizes of the same candy can contain different ingredients.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Halloween and Trick or Treating
A Trick or Treat tip from Connie Sarros: