5th Annual Macaroni Kid Halloween Costume Swap in Anoka

Family-friendly Macaroni Kid websites are partnering with local businesses to bring a Costume Swap Day event to our area! Saving money for local parents and saving the environment!
By: Macaroni Kid
 
ANOKA, Minn. - Sept. 22, 2015 - PRLog -- 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 third annual National Costume Swap Day.

Family-friendly websites Macaroni Kid Coon Rapids, Maple Grove and Anoka are partnering with local businesses to bring a Costume Swap Day event to our area! According to Michelle Elliott, Publisher/Editor of the websites, “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. With a North Metro swap event in Anoka and drop off locations in Coon Rapids. Andover and Fridley – costume drop-off and swapping is sure to be convenient for local parents.

Something as simple as a costume swap does make a difference. “It may seem like a small thing,” said Elliott, “But this event is about bringing the community together, raising awareness, and showing our children a better way to celebrate.”

Macaroni Kid has announced the drop off locations on their websites this week and parents can drop off costumes through September 24th (and on the 27th prior to the event).

In exchange for costume(s) you will be given a Swap Ticket to be brought back for the event on September 27th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm at Anoka Middle School.

If you don’t have a costume to swap, come to the event and enjoy fun activities for the kids, vendors for the parents and more! Leftover costumes will be available for purchase after 1:30pm for $5 each (proceeds will benefit a local non-profit)

We are also accepting any costume donations from local businesses.

Contact Michelle if you’d like to donate new or used costumes.

Contact Information:

Michelle Elliott - 763-226-4369 - michellee@macaronikid.com

*Available for Interviews*

Macaroni Kid Information:

Michelle Elliott, a Coon Rapids mom of three, launched Macaroni Kid Coon Rapids, Blaine, Andover in May 2010 and Macaroni Kid Anoka, St. Francis, Ham Lake in January of 2011. Other local moms run their own editions around the Twin Cities area. Currently there are over 20,000 subscribers to the weekly e-newsletters and the websites receive more than 200,000 page views each month. In addition to being the largest local events calendar in the area, Macaroni Kid offers informative articles on parenting, education, product reviews, crafts, recipes and so much more! Combine that with their large Facebook and Twitter page followers, and Macaroni Kid has quickly grown into the place that keeps families “in the know” about all of our area’s kid-friendly events, venues and businesses.

Parents can sign up to receive their weekly newsletters by visiting:

www.coonrapids.macaronikid.com

www.anoka.macaronikid.com

www.maplegrove.macaronikid.com

Media Contact
Michelle Elliott
michellee@macaronikid.com
763-226-4369
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