It is that time of year again. For kids, it is a time to dress up as someone else and reap the benefits of trick or treat. For food allergic parents, it is a time to plan for a safe yet fun Halloween to ensure that our children enjoy the holiday without feeling left out.
Thanks to Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta, the 2011 allergy friendly halloween trunk or treat will help ensure that kids with food allergies have a ball at Halloween.
Halloween, like many holidays, can be a parent’s worst nightmare when it comes to protecting their children with food allergies. The Atlanta nonprofit Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta has teamed up with Sandy Springs Fire Rescue to provide a safe and fun atmosphere for food allergic kids to celebrate Halloween. What a great idea!
Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta and the department will offer children games, prizes and crafts, as well as a chance to meet firefighters and see the fire trucks.
The party runs from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 23 at Fire Station #2, 135 Johnson Ferry Road. Organizers ask that no food be brought to the party, noting all children will receive a non-food treat bag.
To register, email with the number of children attending to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 404-512-7983. There are a limited number of spaces, so be sure to get your reservation – the deadline is October 15.
We went to Walt Disney World for Halloween last week and had a blast. We go every year for Labor Day week, which I highly recommend as the crowds disappear after Labor Day Monday.
I was in town for a trade show and my husband flew down with the girls on the Thursday night before Thanksgiving. His family met us there on Friday and we stayed at Caribbean Beach. We have never stayed there but it was awesome. It has a food court, lots of beaches, playgrounds on a private lake. The pool is big with a play place and two water slides. I highly recommend it and we walked around a lot.
Disney knows how to celebrate, so for Halloween we went to Downtown Disney and each store gave away candy for trick or treating. We went back to Caribbean Beach and they had a DJ by the pool, a costume parade and trick or treating around the pool. The kids had a blast.
It was more crowded as the wine and food festival were also at Epcot, but we didn’t go the parks. We rode the monorail and visited the resorts and then hung poolside at the resort. A great time was had by all!