Halloween Celebration Ideas

APFED’s Be My Boo Campaign

Halloween can be a difficult time for children with eosinophil-associated disease (EAD). For many, their condition may be triggered by foods, often causing Halloween candy to be off-limits. Does this describe a child you know? If so, give him or her a special “shout out” this year during APFED’s “Be My Boo!” campaign!

Make a donation to APFED of $20 or more between October 1-25 in honor of a child, and APFED will mail a special Halloween card to young honorees to let them know that someone is thinking of them this Halloween! Proceeds for this campaign benefit APFED’s HOPE on the Horizon Research Program.


The Teal Pumpkin Project®

APFED is proud to support The Teal Pumpkin Project, an initiative to create a happier, safer Halloween for all by encouraging non-food treats be used to celebrate Halloween. Participants are encouraged to display a teal pumpkin to identify themselves as a participant.

Taking part in the Teal Pumpkin Project is simple:
1. Place a teal colored pumpkin in front of your home to indicate to passersby that you have non-food treats available (such as glow sticks or stickers)
2. Display a sign to explain the meaning of your teal pumpkin.


Dum-Dums® Ghosts to Raise Awareness

Cute idea! Some families create a ghost by wrapping a Dum-Dums® lollipop with a napkin or tissue, and tying a ribbon around with a note attached that explains eos. They hand these out on Halloween to help spread awareness.

Make a fun Halloween giveaway by wrapping a Dum-Dums® lollipop with a napkin or tissue, and tying a ribbon around with a note attached that explains eosinophil associated diseases. Hand these out on Halloween to help spread awareness.


Trick or Treat for APFED, Collection Cans to Raise Funds for Research

1. Start by customizing a letter to explain the campaign to others.
2. Create collection containers

a) Designate empty, clean containers, such as:

  • Formula cans
  • Small coffee cans
  • Tall potato chip cans
  • Gallon/quart size tip-top plastic baggies:


b) Decorate your collection container. Ideas:

  • Download and print awareness ribbons and use it to cover your container.
  • Download and print an APFED logo wrapper.
  • Cover containers with photos of your child.
  • Cover containers with papers decorated by your child.

3. Print participation ribbons .
4. Distribute the collection containers and participation ribbons at least 2 weeks prior to Halloween.
5. On Halloween night, print and sign thank you cards. Hand them out as you pick up collection containers (look for participation ribbons that you’ve asked your neighbors to hang!)

Take a collection container to work: Create a collection container using awareness ribbons or an APFED logo wrapper  and take it to work and ask coworkers for their support. Customize and display a letter with the can to explain our cause.

Convert all donations to one check and mail to:

PO Box 29545
Atlanta, GA 30359-054