Halloween Costume Swap
Halloween comes just once a year. As a result Halloween costumes, well, they get worn one time … maybe twice if there’s a younger sibling willing to wear it another year. Chances are, your costumes are still in good enough shape to be passed along to another child. From that simple idea, every kid’s favorite holiday just got more parent- and planet-friendly, thanks to the second annual National Costume Swap Day.
Family-friendly websites Macaroni Kid St. Louis and Macaroni Kid St. Charles are partnering with Sunshine Kids Day Out to bring a fabulous Costume Swap Day event to our area! According to Michelle Spann & Brei Callaway of Macaroni Kid, “A costume swap is recycling at its most fun. Kids get new-to-them costumes, and parents get to save money and the planet.” Through the efforts of a grassroots, non-profit known as Green Halloween®, families in the area are being invited to take a greener approach to Halloween. drop off locations – one in St. Peters and another in Maryland Heights – costume drop-off and swapping is sure to be convenient for St. Louis/St. Charles county parents.
Something as simple as a costume swap does make a difference. “It may seem like a small thing,” says the owners of the Macaroni Kid franchises here in St. Louis/St. Charles, “But this event is about bringing the community together, raising awareness, and showing our children a better way to celebrate.”
On October 3rd, participants are encouraged to drop off swap-able costumes from 9 am to 2:30 pm and from 6 to 8 pm at the following location:
• Harvester Church of the Nazarene | 3115 McClay | St. Peters, MO 63376
• If Maryland Heights is more convenient, parents can set up a time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 314.619.0106. Costumes will need to be dropped off any time BEFORE October 3rd.
On October 4th, participants will be able to come to Harvester Church of the Nazarene to shop for a new to them costume. You can pick up as many costumes as you drop off to swap!
Costumes will need to be dropped off on a hanger with an index card attached by safety pin. The index card should indicate the costume size and also the parents last name.
Swap participants can expect a few goodies from Green Halloween, Macaroni Kid, and other local businesses, too!