The time of delectable candy, inventive costumes, spooky decor, and pumpkins is back to haunt us once again! This year, why not create something healthy and nontoxic? Check out some of these wonderful ideas below.

These grinning ghoul bottles need just a few items: clear bottles with label removed, nontoxic orange paint, recycled black construction paper, glue, paper bags, and ribbon. Love the idea of re-purposing items for these spooky decorations.

Create these adorable organic grape skewers with chocolate chips and Greek yogurt! A sure winner for fans of deliciousness.

Use recycled black construction paper for this fun DIY!

Love this adorable pumpkin wreath! A classy Halloween decor.

These sour gummies from Trader Joe’s have been amazing: if you (or your little ones) like gummies to snack on, these are made with tapioca syrup and cane sugar, while the colors are derived from fruit and vegetable extracts. They are $1.99 at your local Trader Joe’s!

Green Halloween tips:

  • For costume ideas, try thrift stores instead of your Halloween Superstores: these tend to be of nicer quality, and you can reuse them year after year (generally lower prices as well).
  • For trick-or-treating, decorate an old bag or pillowcase instead of purchasing plastic jack-o-lanterns for those treats
  • Opt to walk around your neighborhood with your children: this reduces CO2 emissions and is eco-friendly
  • For candy that you are handing out to children, find organic or fair trade chocolate or gummies instead of Hershey’s or Tootsie Rolls.

What are your favorite ideas to green your Halloween? Let me know in the comments below!