How to have a Happy Halloween on a Budget

Halloween on a Budget

Halloween never used to be a ‘thing’ really did it. Not a big event anyway. certainly not her in the UK when I was small. But, in recent years, it has involved costumes and face painting, parties and paraphernalia and it can end up being and expensive evening. We get SO many trick and treaters here and the shops are just full of Halloween goodies. So how do you have a happy Halloween on a budget?

Here are my 5 top tips:

  1. Crafting is one of my favourite things to do with my kids, it can occupy them for ages, pushes their imagination and creativity and it can be inexpensive, especially if you use products you already have. have a look what my daughter made out of a simple cardboard pumpkin

Isn’t that just great and this pumpkin won’t rot and go smelly we can use it each year.

2. A homemade Halloween costume can be a lot more unique than a store bought one so why not scour Pinterest for ideas. It’s amazing hwat you can do with a roll of bandage! I am time short this year but Poundworld have a little ears and tail black cat set that if worn ith all black and a little face paint will b just purr-fect.

3.  If you do decide to throw a little party why not have the children make leaf ghosts? Your crafting material is free and they really are super cute

4. To keep any door knockers happy I would hit the pound shop for sweets give no more than 2 each and when you are done you are done. A little sign for your door saying so sorry run out of sweets but happy Halloween is absolutely fine.  I f money is really tight or you just don’t like trick or treaters alternately a little sign up saying ‘we don’t do Halloween’ in a really nice way will work  – here is a free printable you can use as a sign

5 Last but not least dont need to go all out buying expensive food for Halloween why not have a go at baking ( kids love to be involved in this too) These spider cupcakes look so easy!

Halloween on a Budget

Have a look over at my Baby Budgeting blog for more home-made and thrifty halloween ideas

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1 Comment

  1. Paula
    October 27, 2017 / 03:45

    These are great tips!!! You certainly can have a great Halloween on a budget! It’s all about getting creative ?

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