5 Tips & Treats for a Money-Saving Halloween

5 Tips & Treats for a Money-Saving Halloween

Tips & Treats for a Money-Saving Halloween

When it comes to the spookiest night of the year, plans can range from fun and safe to silly and scary! Whether you’re trick or treating with the kids, handing out candy to the lil’ ghouls and boys, or hanging out with friends, you can celebrate without breaking the bank and keep the financially positive party going long after the sun comes up. Here are five ideas on how to save money this Halloween season.

1. Sharing Is Caring

Get together with friends or family to share old costumes for young and old alike! Kids grow so fast that last year’s costumes probably won’t fit. So, offer to trade, accept, or give them away to keep the Halloween fun alive!

2. Thrift Up

Local thrift stores and garage sales can be home to Halloween gems waiting to be polished. Yesteryear’s kiddo costumes, funky clothes, old wedding dresses, and creative props can be purchased at a fraction of the cost of brand-new items. And here’s your chance to breathe life back into them, much like Frankenstein’s monster.

3. Make It Your Own

Ready to get creative and make your own Halloween costume? Sure, DIY-ing can get pricey if you don’t have a plan. So come up with your vision, build a budget, and stick to it. Use up scrap materials and find things on sale so that you can reuse your costume in the future (and continue to save money).

4. Shop Your Home

Home storage rooms, laundry rooms, and closets could be hiding great dress-up finds. When was the last time you shopped your home? Come up with a fun or scary theme and see what you already own to make it a scare-tastic reality! Things like beauty products or kitchen goods can help give an outfit that extra finish (think creepy make-up or fake (edible) blood).

5. Prepare to Scare

If you like the idea of store-bought costumes, plan ahead! Keep your eyes peeled for sales right before and after Halloween. Big discounts are plentiful, but you must act quickly because they go fast.

6. Bonus: Play It Safe!

Halloween is full of entertainment and wonder, but being safe should be top of mind, too. Here are a few bonus tips for safety!

  • When trick or treating, have a buddy that goes everywhere with you.
  • Wear glow stick lights! They’ll help cars and people see you, plus you can make designs.
  • Stay in familiar areas. Halloween night is not the time to explore new lands.

Most of all, have fun! Halloween can be for any age. So be creative, stay on a budget, and be safe out there.