|Hosting a Green Halloween Party|
|Written by Taylor Wells, Four Green Steps|
|Tuesday, 09 October 2012 00:58|
Written by Taylor Wells, Four Green Steps
Halloween parties can be extremely fun, who doesn’t want to play dress up every once in a while? Making your party green has never been so easy.
Beverages and Treats
Everyone likes to have big bowls of candy and treats at their Halloween parties. This year try making your own treats instead of buying the individually packaged ones. You could make cupcakes cookies, organic chocolates, or even spice up and toasting your pumpkin seeds... (Here’s how) . There are some more ideas from our vegan and vegetarian recipe category on Four Green Steps, my favorite is the Pumpkin Parfait. We also have great drink ideas like our Sunset Orange Sangria, or my favorite that would be great for a Halloween party is the Orange Spritzer, which would be great with Vodka and Triple Sec.
Rather than buying plastic pumpkins to put all over your house why not buy the real thing? You can make a trip out of it with your kids and get them to help your carve them in to fun faces. There’s nothing better at a Halloween party than having real pumpkins with candles in them around the house. To light the pumpkins up grab some eco friendly candles, (here is a list of the ones you can buy on our online store).
You can also make your own soy wax candles! Here are some step by step instructions
Another good idea for decorations is fall-colored flowers, gourds, and things found at your local thrift store. Instead of going cheesy with the anticipated cheesy plastic accessories give your party more of a vintage rustic feeling, which is cheaper and more eco friendly. Here are some other great Halloween decoration ideas here and here. Some really good ones to save money can be found here too!
While you are at a thrift store picking out decorations for your party you could also look for your costume! All of my favorite costumes I have seen in the past on Halloween are the creative handmade ones. For example you could find a vintage prom or wedding dress and turn it into “Prom Frankenstein” or the classic “Dead Bride/Beauty Queen”, if you’re not into looking dead you could also be a Queen or a Princess. Another easy costume idea is grabbing a pair of vintage overalls and plaid shirt to dress up as a Scarecrow, Super Mario Brothers, or even a Serial Killer like Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre. If you want an easy one stop shop costume you could also look for uniforms (nurse, cheerleader, military, flight attendant, etc).
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