A Guide For What The Different Color Pumpkins On Porches Mean


Orange pumpkins may be traditional, but if you want to show how socially aware you are and give kids who can’t have candy an alternative, you may want to put a pumpkin of a different color on your porch. Good Housekeeping shares a primer on pumpkins:

  • Teal Pumpkin: Put this on display to alert families that you have alternative treats (toys, stickers, etc.) for kids who can’t have candy.
  • Purple Pumpkins: Creates awareness of epilepsy and honor those who are living with it.
  • Pink Pumpkins: Creates awareness for early detection of breast cancer and the continued search for a cure.
  • Blue Pumpkins: Chosen to represent autism awareness, homes that display a blue pumpkin are pledging to create an inclusive environment for those with sensory sensitivities.
  • White Pumpkins: Shows support of those who have suffered a pregnancy or infant loss.
  • Red Pumpkins: Warns people of the dangers of drunk driving, especially on Halloween when children are in the streets.
  • Yellow Pumpkins: These houses advocate for the disabled, but yellow trick-or-treat bags may also signify that the child needs a little extra compassion. (Good Housekeeping)

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