Choosing an Environmentally Friendly Halloween CostumeEmail this post to a friend.
Oh sure everything else is going green why not Halloween? If it isn’t eco friendly it isn’t fabulous apparently. Well far be it from me to destroy the rain forests so here we go…
Reuse And Recycle—That Is After All The Name Of The Game
Once Halloween is over start planning for next year by putting everything in a place that is easy to find and utilizes as little space as possible. Decorations such as lights, bags for treats and costumes can be stored in a recyclable bag or box. Speaking of recyclable bags your kids are going to want something to put their treats in; try out something called the Chica Halloween bag—it is reusable. You can also go with a shopping bag that has handles or even an old pillowcase. Let the kids decorate the shopping bag and pillowcase if they so choose with spooky figures and pumpkins. While we’re on the topic of pumpkins feel free to use candles instead of electric lights and make those candles either soy or beeswax. Try to paint anything that needs painting with nontoxic products and use LED lights to light walkways for the kids.
But What About The Costumes?
Don’t be afraid to reuse costumes from last year especially if you’re thinking on the lines of group Halloween costume ideas. If you consider it bad form to go as the same character two years in a row you can all swap characters each year. Sometimes you can even take an old costume and make it into something entirely different with just a few alterations. And with all the costumes coming to your door instead of handing out junk food why not give out things such as the following: coins, Halloween themed pencils and erasers for school, or organic lollipops if you insist on handing out candy.
Check out GreenHalloween.org for more ideas how to make this All Hallow’s Eve a Green Halloween.
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