Free Halloween costumes, green Halloween

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by SHANIQUA MANNING / NorthWest Cable News

NWCN.com

Posted on October 6, 2010 at 7:08 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 13 at 5:01 AM

Free costumes

Are you still trying to decide what your kids should be for Halloween? Whatever you choose, it doesn’t have to cost you a dime.  Corey Colwell-Lipson of Celebrate Green dropped by our studio to talk about a new initiative she’s launching this year, National Costume Swap Day.  It’s Saturday October 9th. And what a great idea! There are locations all over the Northwest and all over the country where you can donate a gently used costume and pick one up for free. I love this! My kids are growing like weeds so they can’t fit the same clothes they had on last month much less last year.

Candy Alternatives

Last Halloween my children came home with a ridiculous amount of candy after trick-or-treating.  We donated most of that candy to charity. Corey has some great alternatives to candy, little treasures she says kids are sure to love.

Get Crafty and Decorate

If you don’t want to spend a ton of money on decorations why not get the kids to pitch in and make some crafts. Corey shows us how to make a Halloween tree using a dowel tree and scraps you find around the house.  You can even stick a tree branch in a vase with marbles, pebbles or coffee beans as an alternative to the dowel tree.

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