Thanks to the wonder that is overnight shipping, your procrastination won't cost you that Halloween bash you were intending to host, nor will it weigh on your conscience with these helpful environmentally chic hints from celeb party planner Marcy Blum:
Decor Fair trade skeleton streamers Handmade by artisans in Mexico, these boot-ti-ful black tissue paper streamers are handcut using chisels and a top pattern as a guide. Stretched out, they measure 10 feet. Available at Fair Trade Online Store (via Green Your...)
Beverages Pure teas from Bombilla come in tasty flavors like Oolong, White, Green and Jasmine - and the fact they contain 90% more antioxidants should offset any vodka you choose to spice things up with (organic, of course - like Square One or Prairie Organic Vodka). Prairie suggests pouring 3 parts vodka, 4 parts tea, a tablespoon of sugar and 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice in a shaker over ice, and then straining for some tasty Tall Grass Tea. Bombilla pure teas are available at BombillaGourd.com.
Eats Stale candy harms more than your teeth. Check this out this scariness about Mars brand candy - M&Ms , Snickers, Twix, Dove, Three Musketeers, Starburst, Skittles - and the shameful fact that Mars still engages in gruesome animal experimentation...not in the name of lifesaving cures, but chocolate. (via The Girlie Girl Army) Instead, Kopali Organic Supergood Superfoods are not only Fair Trade and vegan, they're tasty, anti-oxidant rich chocolate-covered tidbits such as espresso beans, mulberries, goji berries, and bananas. Available at KopaliOrganics.com.
Costumes Unless you're making your own - Blums suggests an 80s singer, a woodland nymph, or the globe - buy costumes made from silk instead of petroleum. Try Sarah's Silks, Nova Natural, or Magic Cabin.
- Lesley Scott
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