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31 Days of {Green!} Giveaways: Day 6

by Corey

Welcome to Day #6 of our

31 days of {Green!} Giveaways

Today’s question: What are your favorite ways to green your Halloween décor?

*Attention Facebook fans: Please answer as a comment on our blog, not our Facebook page in order to be entered to win!*

Today is day #6 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 prize package is worth $55!

From Green Party Goods, a box of 144 biodegradable, soy-ink straws (your choice of color) and a package of sustainably sourced Stripe Napkins. Value: $21. Ships to continental US only.


One pack of each Surf Sweets variety in an eco-friendly Trick-or-Treat Bag, along with other ghastly “green” goodies! Value $25. Ships to US and Canada only.


Orange Vapur anti-bottle at LiveGreene. Value $9. Ships to continental US only.


Here’s how to enter:

1. Add your e-mail address to the comment login, below. (We cannot notify you if we don’t have your e-mail address!)

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.

22 Responses to “31 Days of {Green!} Giveaways: Day 6”

  1. Amanda J Says:

    I recently started trading Halloween (and other holiday) decor items with my friends and neighbors. It’s a great way to add variety to my old decoration stash, and it prevents me from going out and buying new things.

  2. Nicole D Says:

    Getting decorations from secondhand shops and using local-grown gourds, pumpkins, corn, etc.

  3. Alea Shinn Says:

    By using decorations that have been passed down from generations and buying stuff that is re-usable and not disposable (IE, tableclothes).


  4. Sharee Says:

    We reuse all our holiday decorations year after year… saves money and time too!

  5. Says:

    Totally use natural decor – pumpkins, hay bales, gourds, etc… All non-natural stuff is used EVERY year!

  6. purplelarkspur Says:

    We use gords and pumpkins!

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  7. Diane Y Says:

    I like to use things I find in the forested area near my house – acorns, branches, fallen leaves, etc. I also like to buy locally grown pumpkins from the farmer’s market, which I use as decor and when I’m done with them, I roast the seeds.

  8. Chris Maria Says:

    Re purposing & re using Hand-me-downs & Thrift shop items Also love using locally grown Pumpkins to add some color Try your Local farmer’s market Always a good trip

  9. Christopher Miranda Says:

    I enjoy shopping at goodwill and yard sales. There are often great deals to be had and it helps the community.

  10. Robin O Says:

    We like to use live pumpkins and gourds as decoration–they much better than flimsy paper centerpieces!

  11. Tanja Says:

    We reuse our same decrations each year or make our own from remnants of fabric or craft items. We also light our path with mini pumpkins which we compost after Halloween.

  12. Kristen M Says:

    I like to use natural decorations like hay bales and pumpkins.

  13. Katie Says:

    Use real dried leaves for decoration instead of buying synthetic ones.

  14. Anne Lehnick Says:

    Buy pumpkins and gourds (or GROW them :-) and gather nice Fall leaves to decorate with. You can use the pumpkins to cook with later if you buy sugar pumpkins.

  15. Mindee Says:

    Reuse & make things with my two year old

  16. Joan Says:

    Instead of burning a candle in the pumpkin this year, try sticking an LED “puck” light into your pumpkin. Most are inexpensive and feature some variety in lighting effects. Furthermore, you can use these lights all year round above cabinets for extra lighting during home gatherings and at night. Re-use them time and time again with rechargeable AA batteries and you’ll be green in no-time flat!

  17. Kyle Says:

    Are you planning to thrown out a big cardboard box, a garden hose, or sheets anytime soon? Brainstorm a creative Halloween costume you could make for the kid(s) this year with amazing supplies right at your very front door! A ghost, a robot, a slinky, and more! The possibilities are endless, and you’ll have fun and save some money doing it too!

  18. Beth Cohen Says:

    Buy felt decorations that can be used year after year.

  19. Heather Keane Says:

    I grew my own Corn Stalks this year! Made some home made Halloween decorations with the kids, and now eating ORGANIC Treats…

  20. Amy J. Says:

    Make a scarecrow for the front porch using old ragged clothing and paper you would otherwise be recycling. Take the kids on a nature scavenger hunt to find fallen colored leaves, etc. for fall art projects to hang.

  21. Elta Says:

    reusing the same decor year after year ~ possibly setting up a decor swap day with friends and maybe get “new to you” items all around.

  22. corey Says:

    Congratulations to Chris Maria for winning today’s giveaway!

    And thank you for all of your awesome answers. We think you are right: reusing/recycling and using all natural decor are definitely great ways to green your decor.

    We hope you’ll chime in every day now through Halloween! Have a wonderful weekend, too!

    XO, Corey