4 Ways to Stay Safe and Eco-friendly this Halloween

The Halloween season is upon us. 

But, with one week to go until the big day many parents are wondering what a COVID-19 Halloween looks like. With cases on the rise once again, Trick-or-Treating will look very different this year. 

But don’t fear, there are still plenty of ways to make sure your kids have a fun and safe Halloween this year-and to keep Halloween safe for the planet as well. 

Here are 5 COVID- and eco-friendly activities for this year’s very unusual Halloween.

1. Create your own costumes 

In any normal year, you may be scrambling to find your kid’s favorite movie or TV character at the Halloween store. Sadly, these store-bought Halloween costumes are often thrown away right after Halloween night. Nothing reusable about that. Of course, the quarantine has given us all the time in the world. What’s a better way to pass the time this year then to construct your own costumes from scratch. 

2. Host your own costume parade

So your kids now have their own brand-new, DIY costumes, but no where to show them off! Organize a neighborhood-wide parade where kids can safely, socially distance and show off their costumes. Then, when the parade is over you can give your kids their own candy so they don’t miss one of the best parts of Halloween-the sweets! Of course, if you do buy candy, be sure to buy ones that don’t use plastic wrappers or consider recycling those wrappers using Terracycle’s Candy and Snack Wrappers Zero Waste Box

3. Good, old-fashioned pumpkin carving

Nothing says Halloween like Jack-O-Lanterns! Take a trip to your local pumpkin patch, pick up your favorite pumpkin, and get carving. Since you probably won’t be having as many people see your Jack-O-Lanterns in person on your porch, be sure to share your pumpkins on social media. Even better, organize your own virtual pumpkin carving contest with friends and family!

4. Host a virtual Halloween party

It wouldn’t be 2020 if we didn’t mention Zoom. Schedule a virtual costume contest, dance party, or even apple bobbing competition. Whether you’re telling scary stories or just enjoying a drink, don’t miss the opportunity to hang out with friends and family - even if it’s not in person. 

Whatever you do this October 31, we hope you have a safe, happy, and healthy Halloween! To help celebrate, we’re sharing a spooky discount on all of our reusable products. Simply use the promo code HALLOWEEN at checkout to get 20 percent off your next purchase.