Shop Goodwill this Halloween

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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Goodwill, however all opinions expressed here are my own. 

It’s no secret, I love the Goodwill! But what’s not to love – buying “new” stuff, saving money, looking out for the environment, all while helping a great cause. If you haven’t been to a Goodwill lately, you should know they are in full swing Halloween mode!

I’ll let you in on a little secret…Goodwill is the place to shop for all things Halloween and Fall! You can find all sorts of costumes, decorations, party supplies and the best part of all at affordable prices.

Recently, I attended Goodwill’s Halloween Event at the local Tacoma store on 38th street and we learned all about this spooky and frightful holiday at Goodwill. If you aren’t aware Goodwill stocks up on all the donated Halloween items all year long, so they have quite the selection. They have new costumes with tags, used costumes, costume makeup, or come up with a costume from their regular sections.

At the event we had one hour with our costume expert to find a costume inside the store, at first it was a little wracking because I had no idea what I wanted to be and I’m not necessarily crafty. And the clock was ticking – I don’t work great under pressure!! We threw a couple ideas around and browsed the rows of costumes and finally decided to create a classic Disney character. Mary Poppins! I couldn’t believe how simple it was to recreate this costume and the best part we found everything but the hat in the regular part of the store. Not to mention I will easily be able to wear the shirt, skirt and tights again.

Any guesses how much my costume cost?
Only $37 dollars (including the shoes)

I just picked up both Piper’s and Mason’s costumes at Goodwill as well, both for under $15. I’ll be sharing those photos on my Instagram. Costume ideas are endless at Goodwill! If you need help with picking out a costume, check out Goodwill’s Look Book located in the store, and/or call the store to see when their costume expert will be in the store.

Not Piper’s costume but we did find this Pooh and a Tigger costume in great quality for less than $10 eachOne of my favorite finds recently was this girls Lularoe leggings in excellent condition for $5.99

Get all your Halloween decorations at Goodwill as well! They have many options to choose from both new and used items. Leslie from Today’s Every Mom purchased all her items from Goodwill and transformed them into Halloween deco. Pour red paint on glassware, fake blood splattered on a white lace tablecloth, or put vaseline on a doll head, layer cheesecloth and spray starch for a floating ghost. Seems fairly easy doesn’t it? Check out the video below for making Haunted Statues.

 

And Halloween wouldn’t be complete without treats! Honey Batth who is a graduate of Goodwill’s Culinary Program and now owns her own business, showed us how easy and fun it is to create Halloween inspired treats. Like delicious bloody glass cupcakes, owl eye brownies. Check out her facebook page here.

If you’re hosting a Halloween party this year, why not experience games like they did 100 years ago. Tacoma Little Theatre taught us authentic 1918 American party games where guests learn your mate, your fate and your destiny.

Did you know 100% of Goodwill’s retail “profits” go to pay for their $9 million free schoolhouse serving 9,000 unemployed in our region each year. They provide the training and job placement to help those with barriers to employment find quality jobs and lives.

When searching for your Halloween costume this year, don’t forget to check your local Goodwill store! They have something for all ages and sizes. 

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