It will be hard to top that awesome Halloween poem (nice one Prabh), but if you’re looking for more Halloween-themed tips for you and the kids, use this checklist without fear…
First things first, what symbolizes Halloween more than a carved pumpkin? Get more than an attractive doorway accessory when you make use of all the pumpkin parts.
[ ] Bake the seeds for a healthy snack, and use the rest of the ‘kin for a yummy soup or bread loaf.
2. Candies, chocolates and chips
I could suggest that you give out healthy snacks or practical items like pencils or toothbrushes, but c’mon now. You probably really want to distribute (and consume) a bunch of treats. And why shouldn’t you when there are more alternatives in the market than ever before!
[ ] Look for organic chips, chocolates and other earth friendly items at your grocery store, health store or pharmacy.
3. Costumes and makeup
It’s hard to come up with a creative costume every year, but don’t let that limit you. Start by looking at what you’ve already got and you’ll quickly get inspired from there. Consider the temperature of the place you will be dressing up for: indoor party, dance party or outdoors?
[ ] Choose to re-use, sew, rent or borrow above buying new. And go easy on the fake products or make-up you expose your face and scalp to. Chemicals seeping through your pores is verrrrrry scarrrrry.
4. Health & Safety
Kids love the freedom of being out after the sun goes down. And the amount of danger your kids are exposed to on Halloween is really not something to worry about with proper planning. But if you are trying to limit the processed artificial sweets your kids pick up from the neighbours, or you need to protect them from the class bully who wants to ruin your kid’s fun, throw a party instead! Halloween falls on a Saturday this year which couldn’t be more perfect…
[ ] Invite your kids’ friends and their parents to a party at your place. Order pizza and ask the guests to bring healthier treats to gorge on all night long.
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