Hosting a Halloween Party this year, be sure to order your Halloween Cupcakes on time to avoid disappointment.

Order a Tray of Halloween Cupcakes and get 6 Free. 18 Cupcakes for the Price of 12. T&C’s Apply!

Orders and Payments must be received by Thursday October 25th to avoid disappointment. Find out how to place your orders here!

“Halloween, or Hallowe’en (a contraction of All Hallows’ Evening),also known as All halloween, All Hallows’ Eve  or All Saints’ Eve, is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed.

It is widely believed that many Halloween traditions originated from the Celtic harvest festival Samhain, and that this Gaelic observance, which may have had pagan roots, was Christianized by the early Church. Some academics, however, support the view that Halloween began independently of Samhain and has solely Christian roots.

Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related guising), attending Halloween costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing and divination games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films. In many parts of the world, the Christian religious observances of All Hallows’ Eve, including attending church services and lighting candles on the graves of the dead, remain popular, although elsewhere it is a more commercial and secular celebration. Some Christians historically abstained from meat on All Hallows’ Eve, a tradition reflected in the eating of certain foods on this vigil day, including apples, potato pancakes and soul cakes.” Ref Wikipedia

If you are a parent of a child that has allergies wouldn’t it be great to see more awareness and education out there especially with Parties.

At The GFK Co we came accross this fantastic blog post, the #KeepItTeal campaign!

Basically if you put a Teal Pumpkin outside your House or a Poster on the door at Halloween it is indicating to the children that your treat bowl has allergen friendly treats. Always encourage your child to ask when they are “Trick or Treating” this Halloween.

“Teal pumpkins have become the symbol of food allergy awareness at Halloween. When you see a teal pumpkin, it means that non-food treats are available for kids with food allergies or other dietary restrictions. This makes Halloween safer and more inclusive for kids.

How you can #KeepItTeal

Follow these steps to get involved and spread food allergy awareness this Halloween.

1. Display a Teal Pumpkin

Placing a teal pumpkin by your door will let others know that you have non-food treats available. There are lots of ways to create a teal pumpkin:

  • paint a real pumpkin
  • buy a teal pumpkin from a craft store
  • pick up a teal pumpkin painting kit
  • use one of our  #KeepItTeal pumpkin carving stencils
  • decorate a teal pumpkin sign”

For more information and to even download Posters click here to read more!

Education is key to help include those with allergens.

Ref: community with kids with allergies.org