Costume Swap Party IdeasHalloween is right around the corner. My son starts planning his costume for the next year on Halloween!  We usually go through dozens of ideas before deciding on something right before Halloween.  

It is so fun to watch kids get dressed up and tap into their imaginations.  Costumes, however, can be super expensive.  This year we’re going to do a costume swap party and you can too.

Get all your friends together and have them bring all of their old costumes.  Everyone gets to pick one costume at a time until they’ve all been picked through.  Anything left over can be donated or the original owner can take them back.  I’m excited about this because it will save us money, get us for a couple sizes up and items we can use for play time.

Your kids will love playing with their friends- you could even have some Halloween crafts and snacks to keep them occupied.  And you’ll love getting costumes taken care of without having to leave home!


Olivia lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband and 4 year old son. She enjoys spending time in the mountains, studying about essential oils, natural remedies and herbs, as well as upcycling/ DIY projects. Olivia’s family made the move last year towards becoming a Zero Waste household. They have gotten down to one bathroom sized trashcan a month of garbage but hope to be totally Zero Waste by the end of 2015.

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4 Responses to Waste Less and Be Green in 2015- Week 43
  1. I haven’t but it totally sounds rad. Definitely something i wanna try

  2. Have never done a costume swap, but sounds luke fun!

  3. I love the idea of a costume swap party! I also love shopping your closet for costumes that feel authentic! Great post!

  4. Use paper hole cutters in different shapes and make natural confetti!


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