If like many of us, you’re thinking of going for a vegan Halloween this year, then you’ve come to the right place. Halloween is around the corner, and you know what this means: candy, lots of it! We’ve got tips and ideas to help you host and celebrate Halloween in the spookiest fashion!
What is a Vegan Halloween?
It’s simple. A vegan lifestyle is one that eliminates the use of any animal products. This includes what you eat, wear and use in general. The same rule applies to Halloween. So when it comes to buying or making goodies you have to consider the ingredients. But your drinks also count (not all beer and wine are vegan, so read labels). And of course, you have to think about the textiles used for your costumes and the ingredients in your makeup. Now that we know what we’re getting ourselves into, let’s brainstorm some ideas for hosting a vegan party!
Hosting your Vegan Party
What’s more fun than hosting your very own party? Hosting vegan parties can sometimes feel limiting, but the truth is, there are so many options out there. If you’re really into making your own food, then you’ll want to give these awesome ‘scary’ delicious vegan recipes a try. They not only taste great but also have the decorative element you want for a Halloween party.
If baking and cooking is really not your thing (we’re not judging), another way to give your snack station a spooky feel is to get the ambiance right. Think pumpkins, spider webs, candles, and autumnal colors. Once you got that Halloween atmosphere, you can just serve your favorite store-bought snacks.
If you’re thinking that there are no vegan snacks in shops, then you have to check out this extensive list of vegan foods. You’re in for a surprise. Yes, they’re ALL vegan.
No matter what kind of party you host, you’re going to need snacks. But the type of party is completely up to you! Are you going to show a scary movie for a cozy film night? Will it be a costume party? Maybe you’ll be carving pumpkins or just partying all night long. At the end of the day, remember, it’s all about the company, and you’re all set with delicious vegan snacks to serve and host your guests.
Veganism Beyond Food
So, here’s the thing, a vegan Halloween is more than the food you serve. It’s important to consider what you wear and put on your skin when it comes to your costume and makeup sessions. The good news is that there are loads of cruelty-free makeup brands out there that you can have access to.
Also, keep in mind that one of the most important reasons for going vegan is environmental sustainability. When it comes to your costumes, check out those second-hand shops, get creative, and borrow clothes from friends and family. Not only will you be preventing waste, but also, you’ll be saving lots of money.
Who says you can’t have a kick-ass vegan Halloween? All it takes is a bit of awareness and planning.
Ready to get cozy this autumn? We hope you didn’t miss last week’s blog, on the Danish philosophy of coziness – Hygge.