Top Tips for Halloween Family Fun

Top Tips for Halloween Family Fun

Top Tips for Halloween Family Fun

Did you know that in the Northern Hemisphere, Halloween originally started as a harvest festival? It’s perfect pumpkin picking time there and there were so many pumpkins to pick that a few could be spared to make lanterns. That‘s how it started. Now it’s even spread to Australia where this celebration is getting very popular even though it’s not perfect pumpkin picking time. It’s not surprising really…people all over the world love to dress up and have fun!

So here are my Top tips to have a fun recycled Halloween for the whole family!

Celebrating Halloween doesn’t need to cost the planet.

Find something in your wardrobe that you can adapt, or hit the op shops to build your own costume. It’s a fun activity to do together. Everyone decide what your character is. Then look at their costume, what are the main elements that make this character. Do they wear a cape? Do they have green shoes? Do they have three pigtails? Then make your list and go shopping knowing what you are looking for. It’s fun to all help each other look for the pieces of your costumes together!

I love these costumes from  inhabitat

I love these costumes from inhabitat

Shaggy Newspaper Dog by  Celebrate Green

Shaggy Newspaper Dog by Celebrate Green

Have you watched the Get Grubby TV Episode called Spooky? It’s the perfect one to watch now to get some inspiration for Halloween!

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How about a Robot Costume from  here on pinterest

How about a Robot Costume from here on pinterest

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Make your own lanterns. Using old jars, or tin cans, or even this cool easy one with orange paper and some sticky tape. Make your own lanterns to decorate your Halloween House.

Spooky Tin Can Lanterns by  Paper Mama

Spooky Tin Can Lanterns by Paper Mama

Scary face lanterns made from jars from  Joelenes Crafting

Scary face lanterns made from jars from Joelenes Crafting

Cute egg carton pumpkin by  all free holiday crafts

Cute egg carton pumpkin by all free holiday crafts

Pumpkins are not growing big in Australia at this time of the year. One way to get around this, and save pumpkins, is to make some pumpkin decorations. How about this cutie made out of egg cartons? This would be a fun activity to all do together!

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Turn the trick and treating upside down. Instead of collecting treats, really surprise people with a treat for them! Treat instead of trick! One way to really surprise people is to give them a treat! You could cook some biscuits or make some little posies of flowers to give to people you visit. They won’t be expecting that. It would be such a cool trick!

Create a spooky fresh food feast. here’s one of my favourite recipies… BOO -Nanas!

Check out my PINTEREST board for more great ideas.

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Have a spooky halloween everyone

Love from dirtgirl

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