Green Halloween

| October 22, 2013 | 5 Comments

Pumpkins, costumes, candy and more. This year make it a Green Halloween. Let us start in the Pumpkin patch. Oh my that is a lot of pumpkins!

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These pumpkins will be cut out, composted, the seeds will be roasted and the insides will be puréed. There are so many things you can do with your pumpkin to make it a Green Halloween

I take the inside of the pumpkin , cut it up and put in saucepan with a little water and simmer until soft. Next step is to put in blender and purée. There you go now you have pumpkin purée to bake with. The seeds I put in a saucepan after cleaning and boil for 10 minutes, strain, dry and toss with salt and olive oil. Spread on cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Check them by cracking one open and make sure it is not burning. When the shell is crunchy and lightly golden they are done. Crack them open and enjoy.

Costumes are so much Fun. Making your own with the help of the kids is exciting. I remember when I was a kid using the ashes out of the wood stove to put on my face to be a hobo. It was so much fun. Nowadays sewing a costume is so gratifying.

 blog3blog3-1When it comes to decorating why not use Mother Nature. There are so many things she has to offer. Leaves, corn stalks, branches, pine cones, milk weeds and the list could go on and on, but I will stop there. Candy is fine, however homemade fudge, popcorn balls and apples are what we used to get. We always knew which house to go to get these wonderful treats. Society has reached a point , where trust is a big issue. So I save the homemade treats for family and friends. There are allergies now,  so one has to be diligent in the candy department. It is hard today to go green with candy for the entire neighbourhood. To put candy in a little bag is so cute. You can make little bags by sewing coloured felt together. For gathering your candy, you can go old school and use your Mom’s pillowcase. However you can use anything from large coffee cans with a handle, shopping bags or even a large plastic milk jug with a rope put on it. There are so many things around your house that you can use.

I hope you have a Safe and Happy Green Halloween!

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  1. Victoria Ess says:

    I always toast the pumpkin seeds and make pumpkin puree too! Your costumes look great!

  2. Brenda A says:

    I love, love homemade costumes. I love to think of the person who took the time and, regardless of sewing skill level, put together something special for a child. I made a vampiress (must have the -ess on the end for her!) and a bat costume for my girls this year and put a lot of love into them. Thank you scrap material bag!

  3. Lynn M says:

    So cute! great ideas too,thank you!!

  4. Maggie says:

    We used to use pillowcases when we were little to collect out candy in when trick or treating.

  5. Debbie White-Beattie says:

    I think making a costume or getting one secondhand is a best way especially if you want to be green

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