11-01-2011 12:53 PM CET - Leisure, Entertainment, Miscellaneous

A Halloween Hoot For Vegetarians: How to Celebrate the Holiday and Maintain a Vegetarian Diet

Press release from: Greeting Card Universe
PR Agency: Straight Line PR

Vegetarians seeking a kid-friendly alternative to Halloween’s emphasis on high fructose corn syrup and sugar laden candy, and other unhealthy snacks, are turning to the past for a solution according to Mindy Rosso, Director of Marketing and Community Manager at Greeting Card Universe.

San Ramon, CA, October 31, 2011 - “A hundred years ago,” says Rosso, “American communities as well as individuals hosted Halloween costume parties for youth and adults, and it became fashionable to attend these events as trick-or-treating was virtually unknown until after 1941. Even then, the practice didn’t become widespread until relatively modern times.”

While the ritual of trick-or-treating remains the highlight of the year for many children and teens, vegetarian parents can have concerns about candy consumption, as well as their child fitting in with their peer group. The solution? Host a Halloween party.

“One of the best ways to help your child’s peers accept a vegetarian lifestyle is through holiday parties,” writes Mary Clifford, a registered dietician, in the Vegan Handbook. “A chance for kids to sample vegetarian food in a fun, relaxed atmosphere can help take the mystery out of your child’s eating habits. A Halloween party with games and diversions is a particularly good time to start the ball rolling.”

Tailoring a Halloween party to a child’s interests with age appropriate decorations, entertainment and activities will ensure a hit, as will getting their input on the menu.

Creative parents on a budget whip up ghoulish delights that include textured vegetable protein in chili, corn dogs or Sloppy Jo’s. Ultra-stylish moms and dads with deep pockets host catered events for kids as young as two or three-years old. Even vegetarians or vegans with babies plan a Halloween get-together with other like-minded parents.

“Organizing a party is a big task,” says Rosso, “and people are already overburdened with demands on their time. Whatever the theme, Greeting Card Universe offers a treat to busy party hosts with fast, easy Internet ordering of Halloween party invitations, including customizable photo invitations.”

About Greeting Card Universe
Greeting Card Universe is the world’s largest custom greeting card store. Our artists have created over 500,000 cards, from custom Christmas cards to holiday photo cards, to fit all of your special occasions. Personalize your message and we will ship your card anywhere in the world for a great price. Explore our selection of cards today!

Mindy Rosso
Director of Marketing and Community Manager
Greeting Card Universe
2594 Bishop Drive, Suite 211
San Ramon, CA 94583
(925) 866-4110

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