Remember to take photos and enter them into the Trading Cradles Halloween Costume Contest! It’s easy and you could win a $50 gift certificate that will help you save for the next holiday!
Sherman Oaks, CA (Vocus) October 7, 2010
Halloween can get expensive! In fact, experts claim that in 2009, on average Americans spent over $55 per person on Halloween. When having a family of four, Halloween costs can add up fast! Knowing that everyone is watching their budget these days, Trading Cradles offers 5 suggestions on how to make Halloween half as expensive and twice as much fun!
1. Sell Your Old Costumes
What better way to pay for this year’s Halloween then by selling last year’s costume! Saturday October 9th is National Costume Swap Day. Visit the hip online marketplace for parents at http://www.tradingcradles.com to sell old costumes and buy gently used ones. Posting a costume won’t take more than 30 seconds and the site is completely free!
2. Make Your Own Costumes
Here's a great article from Parents.com that has 20 great DIY Halloween costume ideas with pictures of each costume to go along with the instructions. Take a look! http://awe.tc/cKpGn1
3. Give Creative Treats
Here’s a truly green way to celebrate Halloween: Give the gift of seeds that can grow into beautiful flowers. Just buy a few packs at your local nursery, separate the seeds, wrap them and give them out like little presents. It’s educational and affordable! Surprise the trick or treaters by giving them spare change that’s been lying around the house. To make it even more fun hide a dollar bill or something special in a couple baggies and tell the kids before they pick one.
4. Make Your Own Candy Bags
Pillowcases and the same orange pumpkin seem to be the popular trend every year. The folks at ehow have some good ideas on how to create an awesome trick-or-treat bag for all your Halloween goodies. http://awe.tc/9hpmOR
5. Spooky Decorations
Get the kids to help with this one. Sometimes the preparation can be as much fun as Halloween night. And, if you make your house feel fun and spooky kids will enjoy themselves that much more. Here are some cool ideas from Country Living. http://awe.tc/9sCeLN
"Create good memories with your kids, and when they grow up they can carry on the traditions that you have taught to them with their own families! Don’t forget to brush your teeth." says Jason Tenenbown, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Trading Cradles LLC, "Remember to take photos and enter them into the Trading Cradles Halloween Costume Contest! It’s easy and you could win a $50 gift certificate that will help you save for the next holiday!" To learn more about the contest visit http://awe.tc/9jfpKq
TradingCradles.com is the fastest, most affordable way to swap out all of that expensive baby stuff that is collecting dust in your closet. Parents can post ads in less than 30 seconds by uploading one photo and typing a quick Twitter-like description that is limited to 250 characters. Buying is also hassle free. Products can be browsed and searched by city. The site then facilitates safe peer-to-peer communication, so parents can arrange for a safe, offline handover. There are no logins, no credit cards, or hassles.