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31 Days of {Green!} Giveaways: Day 4

by Corey

Welcome to Day #4 of our

31 days of {Green!} Giveaways

Today’s question: “What was your very first Halloween memory?”


Today is day #4 of our month-long, trick-or-treating party for parents!

Just knock on our door (AKA blog) each day, answer the daily question (in lieu of shouting, “Trick or treat!” – although you are totally welcome to write that as well) and you’ll be entered to win some absolutely fabulous, ever-so-eco-friendly prizes.

Today’s prizes will all help you and your family stay clean and green!

Here’s what we have for October 4, 2011…

Eat Cleaner: One Pack of six (6) Eat Cleaner Wipes and a Bottle of Fruit and Veggie Wash Concentrate with a reusable produce Bag; $10.

One set of three (3) Preserve Jr. Toothbrushes, $10


Good for You Girls: Complete Skin Care Starter Kit $19.99


All of today’s prizes ship to the continental U.S. only.

Here’s how to enter:

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2. Add a comment (one per e-mail address) with your answer to the question above.

3. Comment must post before 11:59pm PST – TONIGHT

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Good luck & have FUN!

(see you tomorrow ;) )

Green Halloween® is a nationwide non-profit initiative started by mother-daughter team Corey Colwell-Lipson and Lynn Colwell. In 2010, Green Halloween became a program of EcoMom® Alliance and has events in cities across the U.S.

35 Responses to “31 Days of {Green!} Giveaways: Day 4”

  1. Frances Moritz Says:

    My first Halloween memory is when my parents hosted a Halloween party at our (then new) house and converted the sitting room into a mini-Haunted House that had to be crawled through. Among other slimy and squishy things, there were wet sponges and oysters (out of the shell) for people to encounter.

  2. Amanda J Says:

    My first Halloween memory was going over to my grandmother’s house and trick-or-treating in her neighborhood with my cousins. I remember how pleasant the weather was, and how everyone in the neighborhood was out having a good time. That’s one of the main things I love about Halloween, that it’s a community affair.

  3. Christopher M Says:

    My first Halloween memory is when I was dressed like Peter Pan one year. I LOVED Peter Pan and I felt like the ultimate hero, bigger and better than Superman or Batman, or any of the other more popular heroes.

  4. Diane Y Says:

    I remember when I went trick-or-treating one year and one of my neighbors had assembled a haunted house. It was incredibly scary! Other nearby neighbors volunteered in the house, and at the end, he had someone chase you off the property with a chainsaw (chain removed, it just revved up). All the kids and adults had a blast!

  5. Kristen M Says:

    My first Halloween memory was winning a costume contest dressed as a scarecrow. I was 5 or 6 years old.

  6. Sarah J. Says:

    First memory that trumps all is having my little girl dressed up the 1st year she was born and staying home handing out candy with her.

  7. Penny Says:

    My first Halloween memory was probably when I was four. We wore costumes to preschool, and I was dressed as Penelope Pitstop, complete with my dad’s racing helmet. Nobody told me that I should take the helmet off for naptime, so I lay down on my mat with that big heavy thing on my head. I’m sure I didn’t get any shuteye!

  8. Wendi Says:

    My first memory is going trick or treating with my sisters with pillow cases. (I guess we were pretty optimistic!) and having them filled with candy and costume jewelry. Then we would run back home, empty the contents on our beds and run back out for more. Then we would come home all tired and sit on the floor trading candy and goodies.

  9. Alea Shinn Says:

    I remember my cousins and us would all go trick or treating in my grandma’s neighborhood with our pillowcases – after we were all done trick or treating we would have a weighing contest to see who got the most candy! It was always a lot of fun =)


  10. Denise M Says:

    My first memory was dressing up like a witch and going trick or treating at the mall by my house. My sister was in a stroller and i got to walk, i was happy about that.

  11. Tanja Says:

    The year I broke my arm and my mom had to make me a Red Riding Hood cape as it was the only costume that could fit over my cast.

  12. Amber Saxby Says:

    I don’t remember what I was dressed up as, but I can remember it was freezing cold and I didn’t want to stop because I wanted to get more candy!

  13. Kelly Boatright Says:

    I didn’t celebrate Halloween growing up due to families religious beliefs. As an adult, my first Halloween I dressed up at work… it was a lot of fun. I still like dressing up for the holiday!

  14. Anna Lindquist Says:

    My first Halloween memory was of our neighbor across the street. He always tried to scare us with same mask every year. The first time he got me good.. He was such an awesome man though he spoiled us with treats. I think I remember this fondly as well because when I was ten he passed away and his wife did not want to celebrate because it was his favorite holiday. I remember going to her house with my family and her sons and decorating like her husband did.. She felt better and loved because we chipped in to make it a happy moment for her..

  15. Sharee Says:

    Looking at our family calendar in the kitchen and listening to my mom explain Halloween to my little brother. :-)

  16. Michelle Jankowski Says:

    My first Halloween memory is dressing up in the wonderful ghost costume that my mother made for me. She was so creative and always made our costumes for us. We never had to buy those cheap store ones. We would go trick-or-treating with my cousins and get a ton of candy. Good memories.

  17. Leah Bernhardt Says:

    Trick-or-Treat….My first Halloween memory is when I was about 4 years old, and my Mom, even though she was very sick, made my older Sister and myself witch costumes and we piled into our VW bus and Dad drove me, my Sis, and my Mom,so she could see us, through the neighborhood to trick or treat. I never realized that we didn’t have alot of money at that time and that’s why mom made our costumes, I just thought that it was because she was so talented and loving. I still believe that, because she is. I hope to be that for my Son as well.

  18. Laura Brewer Says:

    My first memory is wearing those awful costumes that came with a plastic molded mask & a sack like costume. Do you remember those from the early 70′s? I think it was a cat costume.

  19. Yvonne Says:

    My first memory is dressing up as princess Lea from Star Wars when I was six or seven. It was one of those costumes with the plastic mask they used to make, but I loved it!

  20. Shannon Longcore Says:

    I have a terrible memory, but I do remember going to a Girl Scout haunted house when I was a kid, and I was dressed as a ghost, which was literally a sheet with a hole cut in it, and then fringe cut. I had a white stocking over my face, and my usual worn out converse sneakers on. So basic, but cute.

  21. Kirsten Says:

    My first memory is getting these delicious homemade popcorn balls that the old lady down the street gave out. We all loved them. Later on she couldn’t do it any more because of those stupid razor blade scares..

  22. Stefanie Says:

    Dressing as a stereotypical witch complete with a big mole on my nose, and a BIG grin – thanks, Mom, for taking pictures!

  23. rosanne Says:

    reciting “trick or treat, smell my feet, gimme something good to eat!”

  24. Anne Lehnick Says:

    I remember going to the school’s Halloween fair and my mom was reading Tarot cards at a booth there.

  25. Robin O Says:

    On the first Halloween I remember taking a Haunted Hayride…lots of pumpkins and scary “ghosts”!

  26. Nikki Says:

    I was a clown & my older sister was a witch and I was so jealous of her costume

  27. Randi Says:

    I remember making a paper chain skeleton and thinking it was just the worst thing ever, but my mom hung it right on the front door for Halloween and left it up till Thanksgiving. <3

  28. domestic diva Says:

    My first memory was being terrified when my dad came out in a monster mask.

  29. Ann E Says:

    I remember going to Heck’s, a local store, to shop for a costume with my mom. The only ones left were Lucy from the Peanuts and some super hero guy. Needless to say, I was Lucy and grumpy about it.

  30. jeannine m Says:

    going trick and treating with my younger siblings, it snowed that Halloween. We went to one house where the lady yelled at us that Halloween was canceled because it was snowing.

  31. Amy J. Says:

    I was a princess with the chicken pox. My brothers carried an extra bag while trick or treating and brought home candy for me. I got to stay home and drop a pulley rigged spider that my dad fixed up on each child who rang the doorbell.

  32. Summer Says:

    My first memory is being a punk rocker. It was my favorite costume. I had funky neon hair and a crazy outfit :) We would trick or treat for hours and come home with a pillow case full of candy.

  33. corey Says:

    Thank you for “trick-or-treating” with us today! We so enjoyed reading your sweet, silly and spooky first memories!

    Today’s winner (as chosen by had a memory of her mom hanging up a skeleton chain that she made at school (but wasn’t so proud of)- and Mom kept it up to Thanksgiving! Thanks, Randi, for sharing your story and congratulations on winning today’s green goodies!

    The Day #5 giveaway is already up! Be sure to check it out.

    Here’s to happy holiday memories!

    XO Corey

  34. Jessica Says:

    This is fantastic! :) I had already decided to do the trade-in for healthy goodies this year. Loved reading about all the other great ways to make Halloween even better! Thanks!

  35. Danielle Says:

    My mom and memre spent months making my dream costume for me. A sparkly purple unicorn costume! I remember putting it on for the fist time and feeling that excitement! also knowing how hard the special women in my life worked making it for me, made it feel SO much more special than anything that could be bought at a store.