With Halloween just around the corner, the MeetGreen team wanted to share some sustainable and safe Halloween tips to help you and your family. We know that this year is going to be different in the way you celebrate but that doesn’t mean you can’t get into the Halloween spirit and have some fun! So, let’s talk about costumes, pumpkins, and activities that will be fun for all ages.
Buy costumes from the thrift store and when you are finished using them donate them back to the store.
Pet costumes – If you have multiple pets you could save pet costumes and swap out the costumes for each of them to wear.
Sometimes old costumes can be re-worn as something entirely different, so you get more than one use out of it.
Dress up using a costume from a previous Halloween.
Buy costumes throughout the year for dress up and then the kids can choose to dress up from their favorite costumes they already have throughout the day to celebrate as their favorite characters.
Use clothes in your closet to dress up for your Halloween costume.
Roast the pumpkin seeds for snacks after carving rather than waste them.
Eat the pumpkin used as a jack-o-lantern or use it for food. You can cut it up and roast it with other vegetables.
Compost the pumpkin.
Use your pumpkins for Halloween and for Thanksgiving decorating.
Ask local farms if you can donate your pumpkins for the animals.
Buy decorations you can reuse year after year.
Use LED lights.
Paint pumpkins instead of carving them with non-toxic paint.
Use household items to decorate from such as egg crates, milk jugs, cardboard boxes, and sheets to make bats, ghosts, headstones for a cemetery, etc.
Use Apples for shrunken heads and tea light holders.
Create spiders out of construction paper or fabric and use them in your windows to decorate.
Jack-o-lanterns made from empty jars lit up with LED lights.
Create ghosts out of old white t-shirts.
Use pipe cleaners for spiders and monsters.
Dress up for virtual events with family and friends.
Hold a scavenger hunt with treats.
Halloween arts and crafts:
Paint rocks with a Halloween theme to use as decorations for this year and years to come.
Make stick puppets with your favorite Halloween characters.