5 Tips for Having a Fun Halloween on a Budget
Struggling to think of an alternative to Trick or Treating this year? Here’s how to throw a great Halloween party on a budget.
Halloween is an exciting night of the year for all children (and most adults). But unfortunately, trick or treating has become challenging this year due to current circumstances, so many parents have been left with the pressure of hosting a fun Halloween party for their little ones.
The cost of this can quickly rack up if you are not careful, so we have pulled together 5 tips on how to have a great Halloween party on a budget.
5 Tips for a budget friendly Halloween
01. Make your own costumes
Encourage your children to get creative and make their own costumes this year, using old clothes, permanent markers, and anything they can find from around the house. Whether it be making a ghost out of an old bed sheet or making bat wings from bin bags, the little ones are bound to enjoy this fun-filled Halloween activity.
02. Visit your local charity shop
However, sometimes children have their eyes set on a particular costume. In which case pay a visit to your local charity shops as they often offer the same costumes for much lower prices than the clothes shops and supermarkets.
03. Plan cheap Halloween party games
It’s important to think about how to keep the children busy on the night, so plan some cheap Halloween party games as an alternative to Trick or Treating. This could include a Halloween scavenger hunt with clues, spooky musical chairs, telling ghost stories, or a mummy wrapping race with bed linen.
04. Make your own food and décor
Make your own Halloween-themed food and décor instead of buying expensive, branded ones. There are lots of ideas on the internet for these, such as this one.
05. Stick to low-cost stores
Understandably though not everyone has hours to spend making decorations, costumes and food. If you find yourself short on time and have to head to the shops make sure you stick to low-cost stores such as Aldi, Lidl, B&M and Matalan.
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