Green Your Halloween!

2018 Doherty Family Halloween

2018 Doherty Family Halloween

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! Not only is it fun to hear about your kid’s costume ideas and to watch halloween movie marathons, but I see it as the beginning of the holiday season and cooler weather!

But with most holidays comes some additional waste, so I wanted to put together a few tips to reduce some of the extra plastic waste this All Hallow’s Eve.

Halloween Candy

It is sad to say, but the days of making your own treats for trick or treaters is gone. With nut allergies and creepy people with bad intentions, a lot of parents don’t trust a non-packaged candy for their children. The good news is that there is a variety of candy wrapped in paper and cardboard out there for a less toxic and more widely-recyclable alternative to plastic candy wrappers. Here are a few that I’ve thought of.

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Please comment with any others you can think of!


There are several options for getting the perfect Halloween costume that are better than buying new costumes every year. Halloween costumes are primarily made of plastic-based materials and often get worn once before ending up in a landfill! Let’s think of other options…

Buy Used or Shop Vintage

This year I have been all about Poshmark for our Halloween costumes! Wil is going to be a vampire, Joseph a fire truck and Isabel a little lamb… all from Poshmark! There are also many Facebook groups with great pre-loved costumes. Going to a vintage or thrift store and creating your own costume from cool finds makes for an awesome and unique costume!

Sewing Your Own

For the crafty people out there (not me!). I have serious respect for those who can get materials and sew together a cool Halloween outfit for their kids. I would really love to be able to sew together costumes with more natural and breathable fabrics for my children. In Houston especially, I feel like my kids are dripping sweat inside of these polyester nightmare of costumes! Ce’st la Vie (I guess) & Tis the Season!

Most importantly, have a wonderful, fun, and safe Halloween!

xo, Amy

One more throwback… our first Halloween with Wil!

One more throwback… our first Halloween with Wil!


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