10 Tricks and Treats for a Naturally Inspired Halloween


Tricks and Treats for a Naturally Inspired Halloween

Creative Candy Crafts

Looking for something to do with all of that unwanted Halloween candy? Check out these crafts and activities!


Jack-O-Lantern Cookies

Have some sweet and spooky fun with these wholesome Jack-O’-Lantern cookies.


Green Halloween dECOr

Discover unique and inexpensive ways to create eco-friendly decorations everyone will love.


Earth-Friendly Treats and Treasures

Look beyond plastic trinkets and sugary candy with these simple ideas for a greener holiday.


Healthier Halloween

Looking for some tasty treats to replace candy this Halloween? Here are some simple alternatives.


Tricks and Treats for a Naturally Inspired Halloween

Halloween Costumes for Your Treats!

Every year ZBar–makers of organic, whole grain snack bars–releases a special flavor just for Halloween. This year’s delight is Monster Chocolate Mint and it’s an inspired alternative to candy for parties and trick or treating bowls. Even better, they’ve also released an adorable craft idea to dress up these treats and make your house the talk of the block. Grab your Monster ZBars here and then head over to MommyGaga for the full craft instructions.


DIY Face Paints

Commercial face paints are often unsafe for children. Here is a fun do-it-yourself replacement. This recipe calls for diaper cream as a base. Check out our guide to safe diaper creams for help choosing the best one.


Free Halloween Audio Story

You”ll love this delightful tale from Sparkle Stories. It’s magical without being scary, and perfect for all ages.


Candy Experiments

Ton of candy? You’ll love these totally unique ways to turn sugar overload into education fun.


Composting Halloween Leftovers

Make clean up an eco-friendly affair with these tricks for composting your leftover decor and edibles.


Share your own ideas in the comments! And check out this conversation about alternatives to handing out candy in the Mothering community.