Halloween is one of my favourite celebrations, I love the atmosphere, the decor and of course all the sweet things. Being on a budget shouldn’t mean you can’t celebrate the occasion. All it takes is some imagination, budgeting skills, bargain hunting and a spookily savvy mindset.
I thought I would share with you some ideas and tips about how to celebrate Halloween on a budget.
Of course the most frugal option for a Halloween costume is to make your own. If you are a creative type and handy with a sewing needle then Pinterest is your friend for this challenge. There are thousands of amazing DIY costume ideas for both kids and adults.
You might even have things around the house that you can fashion into a costume, the possibilities are endless it just takes a little imagination. Check out the following websites for some inspiration for DIY Halloween costumes.
If you would rather buy a costume then start scouting out your local selling pages and Facebook market place a few weeks before Halloween. People will be sorting out last years Halloween stash and may be selling on costumes that no longer fit. Keep a look out all year round in the charity shops or at car boot sales for cheap costumes or accessories too. The supermarkets heavily discount costumes the day after the celebrations so it might be worth stocking up in larger sizes and storing away until the following year.
Decorating For Halloween
Decorating the house for Halloween is s much fun, it adds to the spooky effect and really gets you in the mood to celebrate. I like to display a mixture or DIY decorations alongside accessories I’ve picked up from budget retailers like Poundland, Home Bargains or Poundstretcher. Here are some fantastic ideas from other websites about decorating your home for Halloween on a budget.
Again, also check out car boot sales, selling pages and charity shops for Halloween props and decor. You can usually find things year round when people clear their clutter.
Throw A Halloween Party
Throwing a Halloween party does not have to be expensive, there are lots of cheap spooky snacks and drinks you can make. You could even ask each of your guests to bring along a terrifying dish or dessert.
Simple games work really well at a Halloween party like apple bobbing and who can wrap the mummy fastest using a cheap roll of toilet paper. The classic pin the tail on the donkey game can be changed to pin the spider on the web for a spooky twist.
Jessica from Beauties And The Bibs searched Pinterest for activities and found a great game idea called unlucky dip, where the children have to touch horrid things with a blind fold on. I love this idea, you could have so much fun with this. Here are some other great budget party ideas for Halloween:
Halloween is a great excuse to get crafty. There are so many frighteningly good things you can make at home to celebrate In the UK Halloween usually falls in the October half-term so if you are stuck for things to keep the kids entertained and your budget is tight then why not try some of these fun ideas.
My Two Mums Spooky Finger Puppets on a Budget Spooky Finger Puppets on a Budget.
If you love carving pumpkins then I highly recommend visiting a pumpkin patch. They are usually free to visit and you can find a good range of prices to suit all budgets. It’s a great family tradition to start and you can take some amazing photo’s too. Here are some budget friendly ways to carve your pumpkins and some ideas to use the leftovers:
I hope this post has given you lots of ideas for celebrating Halloween on a budget. If you have any budget friendly ideas leave me a comment I love hearing from you.