Baby Gizmo Green Halloween
Tip #1: Make Your Own!
No need to buy new! Make the costumes out of things around the house. It's not only creative but a fun way to celebrate the season. Here is how we made a zebra costume with a black hoodie, pair of black sweatpants, white duct tape and some craft foam.
No time to create your own? Swap costumes with the neighbors. Most people have costumes from previous years they would love to swap for different ones. Everyone wins!
Tip #2: The Pumpkin is All Good
Use all the pumpkin! Head to the pumpkin patch to grab a great one but make sure you use all the pumpkin. What better way to celebrate Fall than with pumpkin bread, roasted pumpkin seeds, etc. and then compost the rest of the pumpkin.
Ways to use the entire pumpkin:
Tip #3: Instead of Disposable - Choose Re-usable!
Instead of disposable Halloween fun - choose re-usable! Halloween themed mealtime favorites such as plates, cups and utensils are better for Mother Earth if you choose the ones that you can use year after year and not the paper choices that end up in a landfill. Pottery Barn Kids currently has some great kids Halloween plates that are made of melamine and eco-friendly bamboo. So, not only are they re-usable year after year but they are eco-friendly. To purchase the Pottery Barn Kids Halloween plate and matching tumblers, visit PotteryBarnKids.com
Tip #4: Organic Candy
Choose organic candy and limit the treats per little ghost or goblin. Instead of handfuls, hand out one or two per child. Organic candy examples: Yummy Earth organic lollipops, candy drops and gummy bears. (Available at Whole Foods or at YummyEarth.com)
Tip #5: Treat Bags
Instead of buying a treat bag - make one. Pillowcases and reusable, canvas, grocery bags make great treat collectors!
Here's how you make an adorable, glow-in-the-dark, spider web trick-or-treat bag:
If you are set on buying a new one, start a tradition with a reusable trick-or-treat bag that your kids use year after year! Great Pumpkin and Spider Treat Bags can be purchased at onestepahead.com
Tip #6: Party Green.
Throwing a Halloween Party? Why not bob for organic apples and recycle the party waste?
Tip #7: Light up the way with a shake not endless batteries!
Instead of using up battery after battery, give your child a flashlight that is powered by a shake. It not only saves batteries but when the holiday is over store the flashlight in your car the rest of the year in case of emergencies. Grab a Shake Flashlight HERE