Halloween party foods & more photos

A picture can say a thousand words and these Halloween party photos can give you instant ideas for creative healthy Halloween snacks and original party ideas. Forget the instructions this time, you’ll get the picture!

Avoid allergies and candy this Halloween with 40 unique trick or treat ideas

Do you need alternatives to candy for trick or treat because you are:

  • on a budget
  • have kids with allergies
  • have food allergies of your own
  • simply love free stuff
Then these 40 Allergy-Avoiding or Candy-Free Trick or Treat Ideas and Where to Find Them will help you give out treats that don’t get you tricked, that save you money and even help a child avoid a trip to the doctor.

Recycled Halloween Crafts

Make this adorable Pumpkin Pals and Halloween photo frames from recycled materials.  Get the details here in Green Halloween Crafts.

Candy Alternatives for Halloween Party Goodie Bags

Fall Craft Bags

We like to invite our friends over for a Halloween party each fall.  I’ve been committed to not serving candy or sending our guests home with any in Halloween party goodie bags.  From trick or treating to trunk or treat parties to school parties, there will plenty of candy to go around each Halloween.

On the other hand most parents don’t really want to add any more tiny, junky toys to their collections either.  Our Halloween party goodie bag is a Fall Crafts Bag.  You can either put in specific directions for fall, Halloween or even Thanksgiving crafts or else include lots of open ended crafts supplies like pipe cleaners, pom poms, stickers and paper and fabric scraps.

We used a simple brown paper bag and reminded our guests when we handed out our Halloween party goody bags that even the bag could be used to create fall crafts. It’s a simple way to put a little “green” in your Halloween.

4 Nature crafts for Labor Day Weekend

Spend an unplugged weekend this Labor Day weekend getting kids connected to nature with these fun Nature Crafts for Labor Day.  Decorate, play and create the all natural way.

Earth-Friendly Writing Instruments for Back to School

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Education is often a key component in positive change, and children can be highly successful ambassadors. So why not send them back to school this fall armed to save the earth with eco-friendly writing utensils that scream sustainability? Each time they write their name or color a picture they will be reminded of their mission. And because they will feel empowered, they will be proud to share what they’ve learned about being a good earth Samaritan with their classmates. From crayons made of soybean oil to mechanical pencils made from old CD cases, these back-to-school products are a great way to teach children how they can do their share to help our environment.

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Summer fun: Pudding box crafts

A craft a day keeps the boredom away. Whether you’re making pudding or any kind of JELL-O, kids can really think outside of the box with these fun Pudding Box Crafts like a treasure box necklace and more.

Decorate Your Bike for the 4th of July Pimp My Ride – Patriotic Edition

Excerpt . . . Decorate your bike, or your child’s bike for the 4th of July festivities. Whether or not you are attending a parade, it is always fun to have an excuse to “pimp your ride.” Strategically placed accessories can transform a ho-hum functional two-wheeler into a parade-worthy edition. Add some personality to your bicycle with some common items;

Party Supplies. Wrap streamers around the handle bars. Tie balloons and ribbons to the bike seat. Add curly ribbon streamers to the ends of the handle bars. It doesn’t matter how old you are, streamers make people smile! Garlands from any holiday can be added to your bike for another look. Silver tinsel garland goes especially well with red and blue or fireworks theme.

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Green Parenting Tips for a Green Christmas and Beyond

Your mailbox is likely being filled with Christmas cards and holiday invitations. Many of them will come inside of red or white envelopes. SAVE THOSE ENVELOPES! Put them in a folder for homemade Valentine’s Day cards. You’ll be amazed how many hearts and flowers can be created by reusing your holiday envelopes.
For more green parenting tips for Christmas enjoy, 7 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Christmas.

Celebrate Nature and Family with This Easy to Make Tree Branch Menorah

Does your family love nature? And all the beauty of the winter holidays? Incorporate your love of the environment into this children’s craft Tree Branch Menorah just in time for Hanukkah.

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