Treats without the nasty trick

Who doesn’t enjoy the spirit(s!) of Halloween? Ghosts, goblins, jack-o-lanterns, crazy costumes and of course, those wonderful treats!

I’ve always loved being a gift-giver and our kids are no different. They always love giving gifts and especially treats to their classmates at Halloween. In past years, we’ve always filled little cellophane bags with candy, pencils and other goodies. But this year, I decided that I wasn’t going that route… at least, not so much the normal route.

This year I bought our son’s preschool friends a sweet little Halloween book (because it’s a very small class and the books were a buck each from Scholastic) and we’ll top it off with some treats. My daughter insists on some treats for her friends too but, this time, I made a wiser choice than un-recyclable cellophane bags.

I found these adorable uncoated (recyclable!) paper bags that will carry the loot. They were the same price as the cellophane bags, but they don’t carry any of the guilt of plastic trash. They came from a dollar store – 25 for $1! A deal, I’d say, and available just about anywhere.

So, if you haven’t already made your loot bag purchase, give it some consideration. Or better yet, that’s what receipts are for… return them for an environmental choice.

Halloween treats go better with paper… hold the nasty cellophane trick.

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3 thoughts on “Treats without the nasty trick

  1. I love this idea Doreen! I have this package of 100 brown paper lunch bags that just won’t go away. I bought them with a similar idea in mind for my son’s birthday party goodies, and we just decorated them. Now we decorate them for various purposes. So much better than the cellophane. I also love the idea about the Scholastic books for the tots.

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  2. OneGreenMommy – Definitely! Get to decoratin’ those bags! 🙂 Honestly, I think decorated paper bags are even more thoughtful, don’t you? And I think the kids will love the books too. I’m hoping to do something similar for our kids’ birthdays in January… I want to find a little “recycling” or “earth” book for the favors, as opposed to all of those awful plastic trinkets made in China!!!

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