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Halloween party---should I let her go?
I`m just trying to figure out if there is any way to make this safe for dd. She is 11 1/2 and in 6th grade. She is very responsible, so that isn`t the issue. She just started middle school last month. Because she is in a gifted magnet, the school draws from a large area and she has made new friends. One of her new friends who lives 40 minutes away has invited her to a Halloween party. There will be a party and the kids will go trick or treating. Dd wants to go, but I don`t see how we can make this safe for dd. There will be about 10 girls, and probably some will be kids who don`t go to dd`s school and who don`t know her. It seems like while trick or treating, chances are very high that the kids will be eating their candy, about half of which has peanuts, and I can picture them touching dd or just being around dd and she will have to keep her distance because they are eating peanut candy. I don`t see how we can ask that 10 girls (most of whom we don`t know) not eat their candy while trick or treating. Is there any way to make this safe for dd? Last year dd had her two best friends over for Halloween and it was no problem to ask them not to eat their candy while trick or treating because they were her two best friends, eat at the peanut free table with her every day, etc. This is different. The girl who invited her is not a close friend and I am not even sure that she knows about the pa. She and dd do not eat lunch together. Is there any way at all to make this safe? Dd really wants to go and I hate to make her miss out on the fun. My going along is not an option at age 11. No one has their mother there by this age. And the party is 40 minutes away, so that if dd were uncomfortable or felt unsafe and called me to come get her, it would take a long time for me to get there. What would you do?