With Halloween less than two weeks away, children across the country are getting their costumes ready for the big day. For parents though, Halloween is a less-than-exciting prospect, as their children are even more tempted by sugary sweets than usual. Candy is almost literally thrown at their children while trick or treating, at school, and at friends’ houses. Here are some tips for ensuring that your children have a healthy Halloween.
- Recycle costumes – Trends come and go in children’s worlds. Cartoon characters that were popular today may be out of style by the end of the month. So if you are looking to use older costumes, chances are, with a little effort, you can re-purpose old costume accessories and make them into new ones. Moms who have kids with bigger age gaps know all about making old clothing look like new. You can find organic fabrics like these from Birch Fabrics to help you add some pizzazz to an old costume.
- Pass out organic fruit snacks – Instead of handing out candy to trick or treaters, why don’t you try giving them organic fruit snacks, like these from Annie’s, that are organic. They are tasty, all-natural, and made from fruit juice. They come in cute little bunny shapes that are designed to appeal to children. They are tasty and even have a lot of vitamin C, an extra added bonus!
- Organic candy – If you absolutely cannot fathom a Halloween without candy, then wander over to NaturalCandyStore.com. Their candies are made with organic components and in some cases, fair trade elements. They have items ranging from organic chocolate skulls to organic gummy spiders. Candy should always be in eaten in moderation, organic or not, so be careful to not overindulge in the tasty organic butterscotch candies or the tempting organic cotton candy!
- Pumpkin decorating time – Everyone loves to decorate pumpkins. Whether you are carving yours into extraordinary designs or painting funny faces on them, pumpkin decorating is always a fun family activity. Get your organic pumpkins at a local farmers market. You can make delicious pumpkin pies from the insides and paint the outside of your pumpkin with organic paints to create a wonderful seasonal decoration for your home.
- Halloween party time – Some parents would prefer to let their children attend or even host a Halloween party, rather than let them go out and trick or treat. It is a safer environment in many regards, and parents have less to worry about when their children are in a friend’s home. If you fall into this category, or just like to host parties, you can find organic party decorations galore online, plus you can control what the children eat. From organic apple bobbing to a miniature corn maze in the backyard, there are no limits on what you can do to host a healthy Halloween party.