Have a fantastic halloween on a budget

For only 1 day a year Halloween can be quite costly, especially with it being so close to Christmas. Here we have a few tips to help you have a fantastic Halloween on a budget.

D.I.Y. costumes

Buying a new costume every year can be very costly. Why not get creative with the kids and make them something unique? A Halloween outfit can be made quite cheaply by using an old sheet to create a mummy or a ghost. Older fancy dress outfits can easily be turned into a Zombie Fireman or Unicorn by using some fake blood and face paint.

Shop around

If getting creative isn’t for you, then why not look on Facebook for people selling on Halloween costumes that they no longer need. More often than not, the outfit will have only been worn once or twice and will probably be in good condition. You could easily grab a bargain.

In the week before Halloween, shops usually reduce the price of all their decorations and costumes, so a brand new costume could be half the price.

Hit the budget shops

B&M, Poundland, Home Bargains and Poundstretcher have good quality Halloween items at low prices. Try adding decorations to yours or your child’s costumes to make them different. Sweets for trick-or-treating can also be found and usually come in big packs making them cheaper than supermarkets.

Look for local activities instead of Trick or Treating

Not everyone likes trick-or-treating and often there are many free local activities that are held at Halloween. You can find Trick-or-Treat Treasure Hunts, to Fancy Dress Competitions. Keep an eye out for advertising posters in your local town or on social media for any activities that are planned. This can be a different way of having fun at Halloween without trick or treating.

Don’t forget the pumpkin!

Usually Supermarkets start selling their pumpkins at the end of September and are a great, inexpensive way of having fun at Halloween. Help your little ones to carve a funny face in the front of their pumpkin, but then get use the extras from the inside to create some delicious pumpkin soup or how about this simple recipe for  pumpkin cake?

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