Running from house to house, ringing doorbells lit by the
flickering candelight of homemade Jack-o-lanterns and experiencing
all the happy haunts the neighborhood has to offer is half the fun
of Halloween. Depleting the block of its candy stores is just an
But when your child has severe food allergies like our does,
Halloween can feel much less safe. Though we know we're not the
only parents who squint and crinkle candy wrappers to make sure we
haven't missed even the tiniest trace ingredient inside, tricking
and treating can suddenly become a lot less fun when you know you
can't savor the spoils afterward.
Thanks to Divvies, kids with food allergies (and even
those without them), can feast on just as much sweet loot as every
other princess, pirate, dragon, witch and fairy in the bunch. Their
gourmet snacks are dairy free, peanut free, tree nut free, egg free
and so yummy it's scary.
Psst... Divvies recently published The Divvies Bakery
Cookbook, so you can opt to make delectable Divvies treats
whenever the cravings hit at home.
And, once the candy commandeering has calmed, snap kids out of
their sugar high with Zebra Mix, baking kits that let kiddos take
learn a little something in the kitchen while working on important
academic skills like math, science and reading, along with critical
thinking and creativity.
To make it fun and reduce mess, each kit comes with a large
fold-out Safari Baking Map with two levels of learning, and
easy-to-follo, step-by-step illustrated instructions with word
games, math and science challenges and much more. So along with
baking, kids may just find a new way to look at time, learn how to
read a scientific formula or create a pretzel that looks like an
Alexander Calder sculpture.
Make any desserty treat you bake up a festive edible piece of
art with Roundabouts Cupcake Sleeves. Each pack comes
with 12 self-adhesive sleeves in a wide range of designs - think
Jack-o-lantern and Skully for Halloween. Simply wrap around your
cupcake and frost/decorate the top to match. Total timesaver.
Maria Pilar Clark is a mom times two and Windy City-based writer.
See more of Pilar's stories here.
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