We are well into Autumn now and Halloween is drawing ever closer. Whilst Halloween is a lot of fun, it can also be a little costly, especially if you’ve got children. If you’d like to save money on the event then read on.
Whether it be sorting out decorations for around the house, making scary snacks for trick or treaters or choosing costumes for your children, Halloween can come at a cost.
As money saving experts, the team at Your Money Saving have devised a plan for you and your family to not only save money this Halloween but to have fun doing it as well.
Quite possibly the most expensive part of the event depending on how extravagant you want your costume to be. Of course making a costume is going to be cheaper than shelving out £30+ for a costume at your local fancy dress shop but as a warning, it’s going to take some effort & time if you still want to look good in your fancy dress. As with decorations, the internet is full of great costume ideas. After our office Halloween party last year, we can hugely recommend taking a look at Pinterest for costume ideas.
Alternatively, if you want to be well ahead of the game we can recommend going to fancy dress shops in November & December where post season stock is likely to be sold at least half price.
One of the most exciting parts of having Halloween on a budget as it’s the most creative part of the planning. The internet is full of ideas for this section, with our personal favourites being spray painted & decorated glass bottles, using artificial pumpkins year after year and simply splashing cheap napkins with red nail varnish.
If you’re into cooking, making your own Halloween treats can be really fun and is the perfect opportunity to showcase your creative skills. When adding a Halloween theme to your snacks, the top ideas that we’ve come up with include putting Witch hat icing on top of cupcakes or even making your own Toffee Apples.
However, if cooking isn’t your thing or you simply can’t be bothered, supermarkets always have Halloween items on special offer leading up to the 31st of October so a trip to the shops can still be an option without a massive extra cost.
4. Other Tricks of the Trade
Other ways of saving money during Halloween include: Skipping the trick and treating, dig out previous costumes, use other parts of your pumpkins for Halloween snacks and encouraging your guests to bring their own scary snacks.