How to have a Green Halloween

how to have a green halloween

Putting together a green Halloween is as easy as an orange and black one. Here are ten tips for an earth-friendly holiday.
1. If you’re having a party, E-mail party invites rather than snail-mail them. Get the kids involved and search the Internet for their own party invites.
2. Serve healthy and seasonal foods, like pumpkin, squash and in-season apples.
3. Buy pumpkins, apples and other seasonal items from a farmer’s market.
4. Make use of all pumpkin parts. After carving a pumpkin, make sure to save the seeds and roast them for a delicious treat. If possible, bury or compost your pumpkin carcass. Check out pumpkin the burial rituals at pumpkin craving 101, to “lay your pumpkin to rest with love and dignity.”
5. Use re-usable plates, cups, utensils, napkins and tablecloths if you plan to have festive party.
6. Make your own costume or buy one at a second-hand shop. Kids will love the creativity and quality time spent putting together silly costumes of their own.
7. Give out healthy treats. Some suggestions are organic popcorn, honey sticks, fruit leather and even healthy candy bars.
8. Instead of using paper or plastic disposable bags to collect treats, use or buy a recyclable bag.
9. Teach your children well. Teach them not to litter.
10. Experience nature. Visit a pumpkin farm!