How to Create an Eek-O-Friendly Halloween
Boo! Remyndr here with some tips for an eek-o-friendly Halloween:
It’s fun to buy costumes. The technicolor wigs, the super hero capes, the vampire teeth – it’s a blast! Yet so often costumes are a one-and-done affair. Instead, why not buy costumes you love and save them for the future? As a kid, I lived in my Superman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costumes year round – separately, together, didn’t matter. As an adult, there’s always a themed costume party around the corner. Why not mix and match your costumes to make your own DIY costume creation?
If you’re not into the whole Halloween costume-buying scene, there are still plenty of pieces from your current wardrobe that you can pull together to create a killer costume. DIYers will agree that the ingenuity involved with DIY costumes is half the fun! And you might just win the contest for “Most Creative” at your next Halloween party.
Old pillowcases are one thing. Redecorated bags are another. If you’ve kept any old purses, backpacks, or totes, why not (let your kids) repurpose them for the night? A little puffy paint and glitter go a long way. Even a pack of color markers are a delight. Not only is this a fun activity leading up to Halloween, but most bags hold a lot less candy than a pillowcase.
Pumpkins and Jack-O-Lanterns
From the pumpkin patch to the carving table, jack-o-lanterns are a classic part of the Halloween tradition. Buy local if you can. Grow them yourselves if you have a garden. Salt the seeds and bake them for a healthy autumn snack. Keep the discarded pumpkin pieces to bake bread or make ice cream. With a little bit of thought and planning, you can get a lot of mileage out of your pumpkins. Jack-o-lanterns make great compost. Uncarved pumpkins can be painted or glittered to make pretty decorations throughout the winter.
Have a happy and a safe Halloween!