Save Money and Headaches this Halloween-Organize a Costume Swap on National Costume Swap Day!

The kids are back in school. Your schedule is almost all yours for at least a few hours every day. Coffee is sipped while still hot. Life is good.

Then…you have visions of Halloween.

halloween girl painted as tigerBefore you start to panic thinking up ways to distract your 7-year-old long enough to keep her away from the Monster High costumes or trying to stomach blowing $50 for plastic masks and cheap fabric suits from a big box store, you ease back into that comfy chair across from your favourite pals and split another of those sweet chocolate brownies with them. There is magic in the air.

You look down into your nearly empty latte cup and realize that all of this Halloween costume craziness could be avoided this year. If only someone in your town would host one of those very cool costume swaps that everyone is talking about over at National Costume Swap Day Canada!

That’s when you pitch it to the smiling moms around you – “Let’s be the ones to host a costume swap!”

No one disagrees. This is sweet genius. Get rid of old costumes? Stay out of the costume aisle at the store? Save some serious cash? Friends and neighbours will envy the simple brilliance of it all.

But…(there’s always a but), won’t it be a lot of work?

No way. There’s some organizing, a little advertising, a room to rent and costumes to trade. But the beauty of the plan is that the crew at National Costume Swap Day Canada make it a piece of cake for you to make this the most creative, fun and easy costume-buying season ever.

Once you’ve pulled it all together, you can take your awesomeness even further by using the proceeds to support your favourite local charity! Share the adventure with some other fun, creative and brilliant moms and your kids may even vote you awesome. (Told you there was magic in the air!)

How do you get started?

It’s a breeze. Head on over to and check out the videos, the how-tos and all of the tools. Then get planning, register your swap and let the Halloween magic fly.

National Costume Swap Day Canada, presented by the wonderful people at, is Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. So, after you’ve caffeinated, head on out and plan your local swap today!

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