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Trunk-or-treat is a great allergy-friendly community event, where the kids can have Halloween fun in a safe environment.

Halloween Party With Children Trick Or Treating In Costume

This idea has been gaining momentum in communities across North America and is a great way to celebrate in your social bubble! The idea is to have your social bubble gather with their cars in a parking lot where kids can dress up in their costumes and go “trunk-or-treat” – they go car to car and adults hand out allergy-friendly treats and toys from the trunks of their car. You can also decorate your cars for the event to make it more festive.

What you need:

  • A big parking lot/field to host the event. Ask churches, schools, community centres if they are willing to provide the space
  • Trinkets and allergy-friendly treats – provide a list of safe snacks, or where to buy trinkets to everyone participating
  • You can have a teal theme, where everyone decorates their car in teal for instance


Group of children holding bake sale with mother smiling to camera.

  • Ask everyone for a minimum donation to support food allergy awareness, you can have a teal bucket at each car for donations, or have a suggested donation to attend the event. You can also have them donate directly to our donate page.
  • You can set-up a fundraising page if you prefer online donations.
  • For cash donations, you can gather the funds and then send us a cheque.
  • Donations over $20 will receive a tax receipt, our CRA Charity Registration Number is 88720 8676 RR0001.
Paper lantern


Have a few activities on hand to keep the momentum going, from a dance contest, to crafts, check out a few you can download.

Tip sheet for party hosts

Tips for celebrating with your social bubbles

Make sure your celebration is safe for all. Check out our tips on having fun and staying safe!


For any questions you may have, contact us at info@foodallergycanada.ca, or call 1 866 785-5660.

Check out the other ways you can support kids with food allergy this Halloween:

Halloween Party With Children Trick Or Treating In CostumeHalloween tips to keep kids safe
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