Halloween is one of the best holidays of the year. How often do you get to prance around in ridiculous costumes, go to parties, and walk the streets for goodies? Well, Halloween just got better. Turns out the scariest day of the year can also go very green.
How to Green Your Halloween Tip #1: Reuse costumes.
With a little creativity and elbow grease you can make a great green Halloween costume. Rummage through the treasures in your closet and attic to put together a fun and free costume. You can also have a costume swap with friends and family so now one repeats last year’s shenanigans. For accessories you can check out local yard sales and thrift shops. Most importantly, don’t forget to use your imagination. After all, it is Halloween.
How to Green Your Halloween Tip #2: Organic candy.
You can’t have Halloween without candy. Unfortunately, today’s candy is full or completely artificial ingredients that are terrible for the body. There are many solutions to this problem. You can always opt for organic candy such as Yummy Earth Lollipops and The Ginger People Ginger Chews. For a complete list of organic candy visit Nature Moms.
How to Green Your Halloween Tip #3: Have a party.
Did you know that if you throw your own Halloween party you can actually reduce a lot of waste? Throwing your own party allows you to put out treat bowls instead of handing out individually packed goodies to trick-or-treaters. If you decide to throw parties don’t forget to send out electronic invitations to save paper.
How to Green Your Halloween Tip #4: Use nature to decorate.
If you make a trip to your backyard or the local farmers market chances are you will find everything you need to decorate your home for Halloween. You can easily find leaves, hay bales, gourds, dried flowers, and of course pumpkins.
How to Green Your Halloween Tip #5: Let your kids make decorations.
Instead of buying brand new store bought decorations loaded with chemicals, have your kids make spooky decorations. Kids can make anything from hand print spiders to bats out of egg cartons and ghosts out of old sheets. Don’t forget about hand carving scary pumpkins!
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How to Green Your Halloween Tip #6: Reuse those bags.
For optimal candy collecting try to reuse shopping bags. Better yet, use a pillow case.
Greening your Halloween is easy and fun! Best of all, it allows you to help the planet while you party. For more eco friendly Halloween tips visit Green Halloween.
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