Halloween is almost here and so is the temptation to spend. Costumes, candy, and spooky items line the shelves of our local big box stores, and everyone has the temptation to go on a spending binge. I know in our own family we have always been lucky at this holiday, because our son is terrified of the creepy costumes, and has chosen to stay home the last few years. However, Halloween doesn’t have to break the bank, and we have a ton of tips that will help you celebrate the most creepy way without blowing your budget. Check out all of our Halloween posts for great ideas!
DIY Costumes. Handmade costumes can turn out amazing or they can be an expensive disaster, so make sure everyone is on board before venturing down this path. First, if your child has her heart set on being Elsa from Frozen, you may want to make sure she sees the picture first so she knows exactly what it will look like. (Check out these DIY Elsa tutorials). Again, I can’t stress enough to make sure that your kiddo is ok with whatever DIY costume you have chosen before you forge ahead into gathering materials to make it.
Hit the Dollar Store. We told you recently about how to have a party on a budget and we also showed you all of our Dollar Store Halloween costumes and How to Have a Party For Less Using Dollar Store Items. Look for inexpensive party supplies, candy, and costumes at your local dollar store.
DIY Snack Bags. Check out our Witch’s Broom Snack Bags which can be made with supplies you have on hand! Make Food From Scratch. Check out our Spider & Mummy Pudding Snacks, our Candy Corn & White Chocolate Cookies, or our Caramel Apple recipe. We also have this adorable Fall Leaf Cookie Recipe. These are too cute!Use Pinterest. Check out our Halloween Pinterest board for plenty of inexpensive decorating and party ideas. Search for party ideas, diy costumes, and decorations you can make for less! Also, this mom had several clever tabletop decorations that were just too cute! Play Games With Cheap or Recycled Items. I also want to add – try to use items that you already have on hand. This is where you really have to get creative. Bobbing for apples, playing pong with cups, and stringing marshmallows from the ceiling (and having them tie their hands behind their backs) while biting off as many as possible – sort of like chubby bunnies on steroids – would be another creative way to use items you already have at home. More is Less. Don’t go overboard. Try to keep the party simple, and just enjoy being with your friends. Remember, it’s about you, not about your decorations or even your costumes. It’s simply about having fun! That will also help guarantee that you have fun too! How do you do Halloween on a Budget? Comment below!
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