By Beth Hillson
It’s that time again when the ghosts and goblins invade your neighborhood demanding sweets. (I dare not imagine the consequences if you don’t cough up some candy – but toilet paper, tomatoes, and eggs could be in your future.) Halloween is back and the kids are getting excited.
With a little preparation, you and your gluten free child can join in the merriment without concern. So here are a few tips to get you started.
Print out a list of safe candies and those you know are not safe like Kit Kat bars (wafers coated in chocolate) and Twizler licorice (contains wheat). Here are a couple of lists of safe candies:
Here are some creative ways to make Halloween less scary.
Some parents visit neighbors the day before Halloween and leave safe treats that can be given to your child. Let them know what costume he or she is wearing so they don’t give out the treats to the wrong person!
Try a Trunk or Treat party instead of traditional trick or treating. This is a tail gating idea where people gather and park their cars in a large parking lot. They open their trunks, or the backs of their vehicles, and decorate them. Then they pass out candy from their trunks. The event provides a safe family environment for trick or treaters and you will have more control over the candies that are handed out.
Glutino has great snacks and treats that are perfect for Halloween parties. Check out the Glutino Wafer Bites for starters.
Most of all, don’t let Halloween make you scream. Do the research beforehand and have fun.