How do you have a great Halloween on a budget? Maybe you’re looking for ways to keep Halloween as low-budget as possible. If you are, I’ve got you covered.
Although Halloween is a fun time of year for getting creative, it can also be a very expensive time of year. Halloween is considered one of the more expensive holidays, both in terms of costumes and decorations, but there’s really no need to go broke trying to get your home and kids’ Halloween ready. With Christmas right around the corner (another expensive holiday), we’re going to share with you some tips on how you can enjoy the Halloween season without going broke.
Here are a few ways you can save money this Halloween and still have an amazing time.
Shop at the Dollar Store
The first place to start saving money is by shopping at the dollar store. The dollar store is a great place to find Halloween decorations, candy, and even costumes. Of course, you’ll want to be selective with what you buy, but there are definitely some great deals to be found.
Get Your Costume At A Thrift Store
One of the best ways to save money on a Halloween costume is to buy it second-hand. You can find some great costumes at your local thrift store or consignment shop. Not only will you save money, but you’ll also be doing something good for the environment by shopping second-hand.
Or Make Your Own Costume
Another great way to save money on Halloween is by making your own costume. This is a great option if you’re looking for something unique or if you’re on a really tight budget. There are plenty of DIY costume tutorials online that can help you get started, and more than likely, you already have most of the supplies on hand.
Go Pumpkin Picking
One of the best things about fall is all the amazing produce that’s available. Take advantage of all the fresh fruits and vegetables and go pumpkin picking at one of the many pumpkin patches that are available in your area. You can use the pumpkins you pick to make your own DIY decorations or even carve them into jack-o-lanterns.
Make Your Own Decorations
Another great way to save money on Halloween decorations is to make them yourself. There are tons of DIY tutorials online for making your own decorations. This is also a great activity to do with your kids! You can add some string lights to your pumpkin or even turn a traffic cone into a witch’s hat with some black spray paint. Or how about some paper cut-out ghosts that you can string inside your home? The possibilities are endless!!
Use Reusable Decorations
If you have any reusable decorations from previous years, now is the time to break them out again. You can also ask friends and family if they have any Halloween decorations that they’re no longer using. This is a great way to save money, reduce waste on decorations, and it’s also more environmentally friendly.
Go Low-Key On The Candy
When it comes to buying candy for trick-or-treaters, you don’t need to go overboard. Consider the many years you’ve purchased way more than you were able to hand out. A few bags of candy will do the trick. And if you want to save even more money, you can also buy candy in bulk online or at your local warehouse store.
Consider Homemade Candy
If you’re looking for a way to save money on candy, consider making your own. Homemade candy is often cheaper than store-bought candy, and it can be just as delicious. There are plenty of recipes online that can help you get started.
Skip the Halloween Party
If you’re looking for a way to save money on entertainment this Halloween, why not skip the Halloween party at home? There are plenty of other things you can do with your friends and family that don’t involve spending a lot of money. You could go for a hike, have a bonfire, play some Halloween-themed games, or even just hand out candy to trick-or-treaters together.
Do a Halloween Swap
If you know anyone else who is looking to save money this Halloween, consider doing a Halloween swap. You can trade costumes, decorations, or even candy with someone else. This is a great way to get new items without having to spend any money.
Have a Low-Key Celebration
Finally, if you’re really looking to save money this Halloween, you can always just have a low-key celebration at home. This doesn’t mean that you can’t have any fun – there are plenty of ways to celebrate Halloween without going all out. You could have a Halloween movie night, have a pumpkin carving contest, or even just make some Halloween-themed snacks.
Whatever you decide to do this Halloween, just remember that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to have a great time. By being creative and thinking outside the box, you can save money and still have an amazing time. So get out there and start planning your low-budget Halloween today.