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halloween party | The Green Beagle

Pumpkins Gone Batty

Pumpkins Gone Batty

Pumpkins Gone Batty

 

 Materials:
Eco Green Acrylic Paint Black
Mini pumpkins (you could also try gourds for fun to make vampires, witches, spiders) from a local farm if you haven’t grown your own.
Black and white craft foam
Wings,ears & eyes template (just google it)
Hole punch
Glitter
Hot Glue

 

 

Directions:
1. Paint the pumpkins.
2. Sprinkle your bat with glitter (if you want)
3. Allow the pumpkin to dry completely. You can paint them any color you want. No one says bats can’t be green or pink right?
4. For each bat, choose a type of wings and eyes from your templates you like best.
5. Trace and cut out eyes from the white craft foam. Use the hole punch to make pupils.
6. Use the glue gun to stick the eyes to the pumpkin.
7. Cut the ears and wings from the black craft foam.
8. Attach the ears using a thin strip of hot glue.
9. Attach the wings using another thin strip of hot glue.
10. Let all attached pieces set. If the wings and ears look floppy you can use toothpicks (colored black) to stick to the backs to make sure the wings and ears hold their shape.

You can also wait until the end to sprinkle glitter on your entire finished pumpkin and spray it with adhesive. It is up to you. You can add pipe cleaners and make your creation zany! Use your imagination that is the most important part.

Slimey Party Punch

Slimey Party Punch

Slimey Party Punch

Ingredients:

Organic Lemonade Mix (enough to make 2 quarts)
1/4 cup of Organic Sugar
1 teaspoon organic meringue powder
2 liters Seltzer Water
Natural Decorating Colours (made from vegetable dyes)
1 Organic Orange
1 Organic Lime
1 package Organic Raspberries
1Large Bowl
Wilton Red Decorating Gel

Instructions:

1. Drip the red decorating gel down the inside of the punch bowl
2. Combine lemonade mix with sugar and meringue powder in the punch bowl.
3. While whisking add seltzer water.
4. Add 10 drops green food coloring and 4 drops yellow food coloring.
5. Peel and slice your orange and lime in thin circles, after washing all of the fruit.
6. Add the orange, lime and raspberries for color.

Wormy Party Punch

Wormy Party Punch

Wormy Party Punch

Ingredients:

•1 gallon organic orange sherbet, softened
•1 quart organic pineapple juice, chilled
•1 liter lemon-lime soda
•1 package gummy worms

Directions:

1. Combine sherbet and pineapple juice in a punch bowl.
2. Next the soda and stir the punch until sherbet is almost dissolved.
3. Decorate bowl with gummy worms in and outside of the glass or punch bowl.

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Witch Wraps

Witch Wraps

Witch Wraps

Ingredients:

1 package croissant rolls (or homemade pastry dough)
1 block Organic cheddar cheese (or your favorite kind of cheese)
1 package Organic turkey pepperoni

Instructions:

1. Unroll all of the crescents, make sure they all croissants are flat and spaced away from each other.
2. Grease a baking sheet.
3. Cut your cheese in thin slices.
4. Place 2 pieces of turkey pepperoni on top of each slice of cheese.
4. Take the turkey and cheese and wrap it in your croissant. Start from either of the ends and roll the bottom up.  Don’t roll your croissants up all the way. Make sure the cheese and pepperoni don’t come out of the roll. Keep a little less than half of the croissant unwrapped and form it in to your hat shape. You can even use a fork or stencil to add detail to your hat.

Keep in mind you can use anything you want. Add cream cheese, ham, lox, onions, asparagus, fruit, peanut butter and chocolate. You can do whatever you want with them. Experiment. If you make this a sweet treat you can use piping to add even more decoration to the hat! Send me pictures of your Halloween Treats and I will post them!


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Spooky Spidey Pita Pizza

Spooky Spidey Pita Pizza

Spooky Spidey Pita Pizza

Ingredients:
1 pkg Organic whole wheat pitas
1/3 cup Organic tomato or pizza sauce
1 pkg Organic mozzarella string cheese
1 canOrganic large pitted black olives

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 325°F. Place pitas on a baking sheet; top with sauce. Pull cheese into thin strips; place on the pizzas in the shape of a web.

2. Bake pizza for 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese melts.

3. While the pizzas cool, cut off one end of 2 olives for spider heads. Cut remaining olives lengthwise. Use one half for body and cut the remaining pieces into strips for legs. It might be easiest to assemble the spider on the pizza or ontop of a melted piece of cheese to make sure it sticks.

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Happy Hallow-green!!

Happy Hallow-green!

Happy Hallow-green!

Halloween is almost here!! This is my absolute favorite holiday! I love decorating the house, getting dressed up, making spooky foods, the haunted houses and scary movies! I decorated on October 2nd I was so excited. While shopping for new decoration, food and costume ideas I thought of some really cool greener ideas for this Halloween.

Here are some tips to make your Halloween greener:

Arrange a community costume swap. Visit www.greenhalloween.org to find out more.

Make your own costumes with items you have around the house. Some times you don’t realize what great items you have that would be a perfect addition to your or your pets costume.

Make your own decorations! There are plenty of do-it-yourself websites that give you all the instructions you need to make your home and yard completely terrifying! You can use broken items from around the house, old sheets and blankets, old cotton from worn out toys, even items from your very own front yard.

Halloween is one of the best holidays to get creative! There are excellent Halloween recipes I have found for some super spooky!! I will be posting some great ideas all month!

If you are hosting a party you can make your own invites or use a green company Shop AmyAdele.com today! or Good Greetings LLC.

Halloween parties are super fun! Remember although doing dishes can be annoying for some buying disposables is even more annoying. Purchase cloth table cloths and reusable. If you use the right colors and items they can be good for Thanksgiving and maybe even other holidays as well as year after year. Midnight Lace Fabric Tablecloth, Halloween Wicked Witch Martini Glass,Halloween Pumpkin Platter .

Candy collection is one of the most exciting parts of Halloween for children! I know the same old plastic pumpkins are cute and reusable but why not make your own out of bags you have from home and make and activity out of it or another alternative is Eco Friendly Cloth Loot Bag.

Candy giving is as mentioned above the best part of Halloween for children. Why not make an impression on your neighborhood and give out organic candy or healthier treats. You don’t have to give out candy either! You can give out small games or trinkets sold at all grocery stores or dollar stores. YummyEarth Organic Lollipops, GoNaturally Organic Honey Gluten Free Hard Candies,Gummy Worms, Organic, 5 oz ( Multi-Pack).

Stay local! Visit local farms to pick your pumpkins, corn, apples and hay. This is an easy way to support your local commerce right before the winter comes. Local farmers especially these days need all the support they can get. Halloween offers so many local options it only makes sense to use them! Usually local farms have hay rides, haunted corn mazes and other activities that will keep your family entertained and they farms in business.

After all of your frightening fun is over remember COMPOST, COMPOST, COMPOST! When your pumpkins and gourds get all squishy and moldy put them to good use! Don’t just throw them out make good use out of them and make it full circle!