4 Great Ideas for a Perfect Sustainable Halloween Party 👻

4 Great Ideas for a Perfect Sustainable Halloween Party 👻

For many people, Halloween is a special day. It ushers in the fall weather and the holiday season. It gives you an excuse to wear a costume, enjoy candy, and let your inner child have fun. Still, Halloween can also be rough on the environment - from plastic decorations to candy wrappers, this holiday can create a lot of waste.

It doesn't have to be that way. In fact, planning a Halloween party with sustainability in mind can be easy, fun, and affordable. Here are four eco-friendly tips to make your Halloween more of a treat than a trick. 🎃

1. Decorations

Many Halloween decorations are made disposable and often crafted from plastic. However, with some ingenuity, you can easily swap these decorations for something more natural and renewable.

First, carve out pumpkins and add tealight candles to create a spooky vibe. You can go all out and do as many as you'd like. You can also scatter gourds and leaves around, and you might make scarecrows or decorate your space with stalks of corn. You can even add bails of hay for people to sit on and get into the Halloween spirit.

You can also make your own cobweb decorations. Use an old net curtain or sheet and cut it into the shape of a giant cobweb, then hang it in the corner of the room. If you have extra boxes on hand, cut out gravestones and decorate them however you'd like.

2. Food

While it can be tempting to cater your party with takeout food, these items usually come in disposable, wasteful packaging. Aim to make your own food for the party and encourage your guests to make and bring canapés.

With sustainability in mind, you can also serve the food on Canape King palm leaf plates. In fact, our plates, bowls, and utensils are all made from palm leaf, bamboo, and pinewood. Our materials are entirely natural, renewable, and biodegradable. Plus, it's affordable. Check out all of our party items here.

3. Drinks

Many parties use red plastic cups to serve drinks. However, these single-use cups can last hundreds of years in a landfill! Instead, opt for our biodegradable cups made from natural materials. Our cups are completely compostable and biodegradable - plus, they're oil and grease resistant for a comfortable drinking experience.

Make sure to also substitute unethical plastic straws with our extremely strong and eco-friendly reed grass drinking straws! Don't forget to serve Halloween-appropriate drinks; red wine and green appletinis look positively spooky!

4. Costumes

Costumes are arguably the most fun part of Halloween. However, the cheap costumes you buy at the store aren't sustainable or eco-friendly. Many end up in landfill after being worn just once.

Luckily, you can easily make your own costume by saving old clothes that you can cut, sew, or draw on. For example, you can paint a skeleton over a black shirt and pants, then paint your face to match. You'll likely find what you're looking for at the local thrift store if you need any additional items.

Encourage your guests to make their own costumes, as well. Have a homemade Halloween costume contest. Be sure to offer a fun prize - like a gift basket or gift card - to sweeten the deal.

Ultimately, throwing a Halloween party with sustainability in mind takes a bit of thought but not too much effort. By serving food and drink on eco-friendly tableware, like Canape King's bamboo, palm leaf, and pinewood plates, cups and cutlery, you'll likely stir up some discussion on the importance of sustainability. Who knows, you may even inspire others to use more renewable, biodegradable, and natural products in the name of the environment. Now that's a treat we can all get on board with!

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