Green your Halloween
Baby Sam has graduated to toddlerhood, having celebrated his first birthday in August. He told me the other day that he was excited to dress up for Halloween this year. At least, that’s what I thought he said when he was babbling extensively as I was putting up the fall decorations. (I’m considering classes in Latin to see if that will help with translation).
Anyway, I bought this cute little pumpkin outfit at Carousel Closet. It slips on and has a pumpkin pot belly and, if Sam would leave it on for any length of time beyond two seconds, would look absolutely adorable. I am currently working on plan B, fully realizing his costume is more for our enjoyment than his and he won’t be collecting any candy this year (or next if I can get away with it!)
So when I read about this great idea put out by GreenHalloween.org-National Costume Swap Day, I thought it was a very clever idea. Gathering a bunch of friends or a community together to trade costumes is brilliant and oh, so green. I looked online to see if there were any registered events in our area and there aren’t yet. I thought about trying to pull one off, maybe just in our neighborhood this year, and going community-wide next year. Wouldn’t that be fun?
Check out more at costumeswapday.org and take a minute to look at GreenHalloween.org-a fantastic go-to-site for all kinds of resources on greening your Halloween party, treat and treasure ideas for trick-or-treaters, homemade costume tips, face paint instruction, arts and crafts and more!
I love this time of year and finding creative ways to make new memories is fun-especially now that I get to dust off some of the costumes I saved from our first trick-or-treater (who just turned 20)!
Tuesday Trippier lives in Delaware, is a mother of four with a special interest in learning and writing about green living.