National Costume Swap Day

Last Saturday, we hosted our first Family Swap Day event in Somerville, MA, as a celebration of National Costume Swap Day™ with Green Halloween®.

Families brought a bag full of all those like-new and gently worn kid’s & maternity clothes, Halloween costumes & props, children’s books, toys, games and gear, and then took home an official Swap tote bag stuffed full to the brim of new finds donated by fellow Boston-area families.

Some of our favorite local family bloggers came out to play with us, curating the sections and getting hands-on with super fun activities like face painting, a kids bag design contest for next year’s Green Halloween tote bag from ChicoBag®, and a photo booth, while the kids fueled up with eco-friendly nosh from Larabar, Stretch Island Fruit Company, Sahale Snacks, and Honest Tea’s new line of organic, low-sugar, fruit-flavored thirst quenchers: Honest Kids. Huge hugs to Christine of Boston Mamas, Adriana of Just By Living, Michael & Craig of The Hipster Dad, and Lauren of Before I Was a Mom!

Our friends at Goodwill also came with a dress-up bag full of thrifted items that swappers could mix and match to get Halloween costume ideas and pose with in our photo booth, using our combined favorite tips for creating clever Halloween costumes with unique themes.

Stay tuned for our 20+ favorite costume ideas (from thrifted and swapped pieces, of course) in tomorrow’s post.

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Photos: Emily Zona

Check out this video from last fall’s Kids & Maternity Wear Swap with The Swapaholics for more of an idea about how it works – then check out the photos from Family Swap Day below: