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ECOWEEN: Go Green For Halloween!

Like most parents, lilsugar wants the world to be a better place for our children, so we're going green for Halloween. This month we're giving you the tools to provide the thrills of dressing up and indulging in treats for your children in an eco-friendly fashion with ECOWEEN! Keeping with with the theme reuse, renew, and recycle — stay tuned for fun posts on the following:

Costume Swap Party — This prior-to-Halloween-party is costume required and allows children to swap their old costume for one that is "new-to-them" from another guest. Send out recycled invitations, bob for organic apples, and make it a ghoulish good time.

Five Costumes Made From a Box — As the saying goes, children enjoy the box more than the present, so take it a step further with some eco-friendly paint and a box cutter and turn their favorite toy into a fitting costume.

To see what other tricks and treats we have in store,

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Costumes Made From Stuff Around the House — You'd be surprised how bewitching a get-up made from goodies found around the house can be.

From Bridesmaid Dress to a Costume Fit For a Lil Princess — Be your daughter's fairy godmother and snip and hem that old bridesmaid dress collecting dust in the back of your closet into a princess dress Cinderella would envy.

Eco-Treats — Tiny candies create a lot of wrappers and tummy aches, so switch out traditional treats for those that give back. From sunflower seeds that come with a pack of seeds for children to plant (renewable resource) to chocolates that donate a portion of sales to the rainforest, make this ECOWEEN extra sweet.

Painted Babies — Face paint transforms tots into ghosts and goblins, but those sold in stores may leave parents wary of toxins. So recruit your lil helper and make some at home with a few simple ingredients.

Combating Halloween's Carbon Footprint — Leave the car at home and trick-or-treat locally on foot, pushing babes in strollers or pulling wee ones in wagons. Beyond getting exercise, you'll teach your tots a valuable lesson in respecting Mother Earth.

To read all of our ECOWEEN coverage, click here.

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chocolatepasta chocolatepasta 8 years
the costume swap party seems like a good idea.
burnsrunner burnsrunner 8 years
I love these ideas. It is amazing how many great green ideas there are on the web. I came across Sloan Barnett's site earlier and after taking her Body Burden Test, I realized where I can improve my green skills. It was fun and very revealing!
KWM KWM 8 years
Fun! I cant wait to see everything you guys come up with!
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