Instead of throwaway costumes, have a costume exchange among friends and classmates, or get creative by making your own. Try these DIY Halloween Costume ideas from Goodwill or these kids' costumes made with household items from Real Simple.
Make your own eco-friendly, non-toxic face paints with food-based ingredients.
Decorate with real pumpkins and gourds that can be composted afterwards, and use candles for a spooky and energy saving lighting effect.
Consider alternatives to candy by giving out healthy packaged treats or fun giveways like crayons, stickers, and temporary tattoos.
Recycle your candy wrappers by joining Terracycle's Candy Wrapper Brigade with your school or community organization.