Halloween is always a fun holiday, but it’s not hard to look around and see how scary it is for the environment. Everything involved in throwing a stunning Halloween party, from countless candy wrappers, costumes made of harmful plastics, and decorations that burn a lot of energy, can have a huge, unintended ecological impact. So, is it really possible to throw the best Halloween party on the block and still be environmentally responsible? The answer is yes - it is not only possible, but it is also relatively easy. Eco Party Warehouse has prepared fantastic ideas that may help to stimulate the necessary creativity and make your Halloween festivities a howling eco-friendly success, rather than an example of wasteful spending.
Create a DIY Costume
The scariest part of Halloween might be what those store-bought costumes made using synthetic fibers and non-recyclable petrochemical-based plastics. So instead of buying a Halloween costume, the perfect way to save some green while going green is to create your hallo-green masterpiece from things around the house.
Choose Natural Face Paint
Rather than risk lifelong damage, you can have an eco-friendly Halloween by choosing natural face paint. It’s easy to make your homemade natural face paint. However, if you are pressed for time, you can also purchase organic and non-toxic face paint.
Look for Eco-Friendly Candy Options
Rather than just grabbing the first bag of candy that you see on the shelf in the grocery store that might contain dangerous chemicals or pesticides, consider an organic chocolate candy or eco-friendly candy option instead.
Avoid hard plastic jack-o-lanterns that will never breakdown in a landfill. Instead, use tote bags, reusable shopping bags, or a pillowcase to collect goodies - it is an easy way to be environmentally-friendly.
Go for Eco-Friendly Halloween Decorations
Not only are the costumes and decorations comprised of non-combustible materials, the plastic packaging they come in only compounds their harmful impact. Rather than spend money on decorations, which will likely be thrown out in November, look for eco-friendly options instead. You can stuff old pillowcases with leaves or newspapers to turn them into homemade ghosts, or if you have black pantyhose that have a run in them, don’t throw them away - instead, use them to make spooky spider webs.
Use Biodegradable dinnerware
Unlike paper or plastic dinnerware, Palm leaf plates are sustainable and eco-friendly as no tree is harmed to produce them. Only naturally fallen leaves are a raw material in the production. Being biodegradable, these plates won’t harm the environment or make you feel guilty trashing them.