New duds for next to nothing (Feb. 21)

February 18, 2009

I’ve recently been reading about fashionable parties (with a nickname not fit to print in on a family-friendly blog, but it rhymes with witch and ends with Swap) where all the [female] invitees bring some items of clothing they want to exchange. In return, they get first dibs on their friends’ castoffs. Lo and behold, what turns up in my inbox last week but a tip on a Midwestern, family-friendly version of this trend.

There’s a Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a the Missouri History Museum on Saturday (Feb. 21), and here’s how it works:  You bring in a bag of used, clean castoff clothing for the swap, and then you get to dive into the pile of castoffs. The real highlight is that they’ll have a team on hand to help you spice up the clothes you recycle — there will even be a workshop area with “sewing notions” provided.  (I love that quaint term!)

This is a licensed Swap-O-Rama-Rama event with additional support from Janome and the South City store Home Eco. It starts at noon and runs through 4 p.m.  As a bonus, the whole thing takes place in a free museum, so your kids can be clothed AND educated AND entertained.  Makes a mighty fine alternative to Mardi Gras.

If you have any questions, you can call the museum at 314.746.4599.


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