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Budget Tips to Help You Save Money This Halloween

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Did you know that Halloween is a billion-dollar industry? It literally is the kickoff to all of the shopping that must be done at the end of each year. Whether you just really get into celebrating Halloween, or you have a kid in school and you’ve been assigned to help with the annual Halloween party, you may be looking for tips on how to do Halloween on a budget.


Decorating for Halloween is something people love to do. We spend all kinds of money trying to make our homes into a spooky space. Why spend a fortune to do that? Create your own DIY decorations.

Don’t think that you have to go buy all of the items pre-made. In fact, you can even find great décor ideas with stuff from your local dollar store. So don’t spend all of your money decorating for Halloween. Instead, get your creative juices flowing and have fun creating decorations yourself.


Costumes are where most of the money goes for Halloween. Get creative with your kids’ Halloween costumes. If you love to have Halloween costumes that you won’t see anyone else wearing, then start thinking about what you’d like to be and how you can create it yourself. Make your own to save money and have something totally unique.


To carry the candy, you can buy the little plastic pumpkins that usually go on sale for about a dollar around this time. Or, run to your local dollar store and buy one of those Halloween cloth bags. They usually hold a little more candy and still cost only a dollar. If that’s not an option, pillowcases are a free and sturdy option for holding candy. Your kids can even have a blast doing DIY candy bags. These bags are great because they are no-sew, and they look very trendy.

If you know that you are going to need a ton of candy, then you should start shopping for that early to have time to shop around and find out where you can buy candy the cheapest in bulk.  If nothing else, set a budget on candy, and begin saving your money early on so you don’t have to get hit with expenses all at once. These simple tips could save you a bundle if you plan properly.

Keep it Simple, Yet Creative 

If you’re planning a Halloween party, remember that simple is usually better. Don’t plan really complicated games that require loads of supplies, and make all of the Halloween-themed food yourself.

Get creative this Halloween season! You will find that there are lots of ways to save money while still having a good time and bring a smile to many children’s faces. Some budget tips require some planning and creativity, but with enough forethought, you will be surprised at what you are capable of and how great it could all turn out.

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