Saving Money this Halloween

FrugalHalloweenBetween buying candy for trick-or-treaters, throwing parties, going to parties and getting a costume together, Halloween can be a huge expense. Especially if you have multiple kids who need to be costumed as well. Luckily, there are a few small things you can do to save money so that next year you’re not forced to just throw a sheet over your head and call it a ghostly night.

1. Swap Costumes

If you don’t want to repeat last year’s costume but just aren’t creative and handy enough to make your own, organize a costume swap with a few friends. Ask them to bring costumes from past years and there will be enough inventory to make everyone happy.

2. Buy Your Favourite Candy

Sure you might be persuaded into snacking a little more than previous years but if you buy candy that you know you love and enjoy, it’ll make sure none of it goes to waste in case you have fewer kids then you thought ringing your doorbell.

3. Shop Late

Not for the Halloween coming up but for next year’s Halloween. Rounding up costumes, decorations, accessories and the like in November for the next Halloween will ensure you get everything at it’s lowest cost AND it’ll save you the headache of battling with crowds in a year.

4. Shop Online

Stores that crop up only in October with the intent on selling out of Halloween gear are usually the most expensive you’ll find. Shopping online opens you up to a bundle of other choices and will almost always offer deals on bulk items.

5. Find Cheap Activities

Not everything has to cost a lot of money. Talking part in a fun Halloween activity that is also free can be just as enjoyable. Something like Zombie Walk where all you need is fake blood, old clothes, white makeup and comfortable shoes will put you in the Halloween spirit for next to nothing.