Monday, October 31, 2011
Tricks and Treats
Happy Halloween everybody!
Full disclosure: Cute ballerinas, Buzz Lightyears, princesses, pint-sized SWAT officers (true story!) and ghouls aside - Halloween is not quite one of my favorite holidays. BUT, there are certain aspects of this day that I can definitely get behind… like delectable treats, and the creativity of costumes that make even the most jaded of New Yorkers do a double take.
Which reminds me, I’ve got tickets to see The Rocky Horror Picture Show tonight. It was a last minute invitation, but having never seen the cult favorite in its entirety, I’m “shiver[ing] with antici…pation.” I’ll even go as far as bringing one of the many props to be hurled at the movie screen… note to self, buy roll of (recycled) toilette paper...
Now, back to the matter at hand, what would Halloween be without a Trick or a Treat?
I came across a site that has plenty of both. GreenHalloween.org, encourages visitors to “think outside the candy-box” and provides families with tips for affordable ways to turn traditionally un-eco-friendly holidays into greener, healthier celebrations. The site is a trove of ideas from candy alternatives, to a National Costume Swap Day, to a thorough planning guide for a Green Halloween Party!
That’s it for now… off to see about a tissue roll…
A happy (Evil laugh, eerie music, gooseflesh… etc. etc. etc) safe, and Green Halloween to all!