If you are looking for some inspiration for Halloween decorations this year check out this ultimate Halloween light show in Riverside California! He has thousands of lights, four singing pumpkin faces, hand carved pumpkins, tombstones, strobe lights and flood lights all set to "This Is Halloween" from The Nightmare Before Christmas. He began this project back in 2008 with a small set-up… it has grown over the years into what you see here. Pretty amazing huh? (as an eco-friendly side note he is now using LED lights which I am sure has saved a ton of money - not to mention helped fly over geese from thinking it is still summer) Look for the ghoully ghosty running screaming from the house at 2:22. As soon as he releases the 2012 Halloween light show I'll update it here as well. (sad news - looks like he was shut down by the home owners association for too much street traffic - so no more new Halloween light shows)
10 Healthy Halloween Treats for Kids
After you enjoy the Halloween light show it is time to think about what to give out to those cute trick or treaters (and your own trick or treaters of course). If you are looking for Halloween treat ideas but don't want to go the cavity on a stick method of the usual Halloween candy take a look at this video on 10 Healthy Halloween Treats for Kids from EcoFriendlyParty.
Featured Healthy Halloween Treats In the video:
1) Tasty Organic Wild Berry Fruit Snacks: made with real fruit juice with no high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. Fat free, gluten free and vegan to boot.
2) Earth's Best Organic Pop Snax: USDA Organic, No Hydrogenated oils or trans fats. No artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.
3) Glee Gum: Made with sustainably harvested rainforest chicle and no harmful aspartame. No artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, or sweeteners
4) Envirokidz Organic Crispy Rice Bars: USDA Organic Gluten Free, non-GMO verified
5) Panda All Natural Licorice: real licorice from Finland. Not artificially flavored, no preservatives, artificial colors, or flavors.
6) Clif Kid Fruit Rope: USDA organic, gluten free, soy and dairy free and non GMO. One serving of fruit in every rope.
7) Clif Zbar: No high fructose corn syrup, Hydroginated oils, preservatives, trans fats, artificial flavors or colors.
8 ) Probar Halo: Certified organic, all natural, low in sugar, vegan and dairy free, good source of Omega 3 & 6 fats.
9) Tasty Organic Cookies: Kosher, naturally sweetened with agave (I don't see them on their website so they may be a brand new product)
10) Lifeway ProBugs Organic Kefir for kids: USDA organic. 10 live and active cultures. Made with milk from grass fed cows that is free of rBGH and antibiotics.
11) Radius Recycled Toothbrush: No heavy metals or carcinogenic substances, no waste materials or animal testing. Look for the Radius Source toothbrush which is made from 93% recycled and 47% renewable resource and uses replacement heads and a recycled wood bio-plastic handle.