Did you know there was a National Costume Swap Day? Neither did I! While the day, Oct. 12, has come and gone, the spirit of green and budget-friendly Halloween costumes is alive in Edmonds. After a “Wouldn’t it be great if we had a costume swap?” post on the Edmonds Moms Facebook page, a pair of Edmonds Moms decided to try it out. Joan Emery, who has “two super amazing gorgeous daughters,” and her co-organizer, Kassie Goforth, have set up The 1st Annual Edmonds Moms Costume Swap at the Frances Anderson Center and they need your help to make it happen!
Here is how it works:
First, you arrange to drop off the costume(s) you would like to swap. You can do this by e-mailing Joan at JEmery@riseup.net or by messaging her though the Edmonds Moms Facebook group. If you haven’t joined the group already, I fully suggest it. It is an incredible community where you can do anything from get a review on a baby carrier to find friends at your kid’s new school. (Note that it is a “closed” group, so you do need to be approved first.)
Once you drop off your costume you receive a ticket, one for each costume you intend to swap. All age costumes are welcome.
Then you attend the swap this Friday, Oct. 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Frances Anderson Center, Room 115. You can browse the costumes turned in by other Edmonds Moms and trade in your ticket for a new-to-you costume.
There is a suggested donation of $1 to help cover the cost of the room rental.
You can find more information about National Costume Swap Day and find out how and where to celebrate a “Green Halloween” across The Puget Sound HERE.
– By Jen Marx
Jen Marx, an Edmonds Mom of two young boys, is a traffic reporter by dawn and writer and PBJ maker by day. She is always looking for a fun place to take the kids that makes them tired enough to go to bed on time. You can contact Jen with your local event at firstname.lastname@example.org or find her trying to make sense of begging kids to ” just eat the mac n cheese” at SnackMomSyndrome.com. If you have a kid-friendly event you’d like to share, email her at email@example.com.