The Great Green Halloween Roundup

Halloween is just around the corner, and before you unleash your little trick or treaters on the neighborhood it’s time to take a look at some sustainable and conscious alternatives to the usual frights and delights the festivities bring. Just in time for pre-Halloween weekend fun, we give you the Great Green Halloween Roundup!

green halloween roundup

Costume Craziness

The folks over at Inhabitat have you covered for costumes. This October they’ve rolled out a steady stream of costume-related posts.

Like this Chia Pet costume for your dog.

Or these sweet little Goodall ‘critter coats’ for your wee ones.

How about some costumes made from upcycled materials?

Or these DIY Halloween costumes based on toys and games?

Banana ghosts and tangerine pumpkins
Banana ghosts and tangerine pumpkins

Treats for The Health-Minded

Skip the candy and chips and go for these healthier alternatives instead.

Ten vegan party treats from Inhabitat

Adorable carrot pumpkins to trick little ones into eating veggies

An epic array of non-candy treats from Listoic

Some non-candy alternatives for the trick or treat visitors at your door

green halloween roundup

Fun Crafts and Decorations

There’s an abundance of great ideas for reusing household items to make delightful Halloween themed crafts and decorations with your kiddos. Here are just a few of the ones we liked. A word to the wise – save those paper egg cartons.

Adorable, colorful spiders

The cutest bats for your belfry

Pine cone spiders for your nature table

Thirteen more Halloween decor crafts

Remember to stick to familiar neighborhoods and thoroughly check any candy that comes home before you let the little ones eat it.

In our home, we keep a small baggie of the kids’ favorite candy, and then donate the rest to The Good Witch (i.e. send it to the office for other people to consume).

Here’s to a safe and happy Halloween!



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