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! The idea is to have a community 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.


For any questions you may have on our #ShineATealLight campaign, contact us at, 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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