To me, Halloween is the most wonderful time of the year. It’s the kickoff holiday to all my favorite holidays, and it’s smack in the middle of my favorite season. Fun costumes, festive parties, yummy candies. But if you aren’t careful, it can all add up and kick your holiday season off on the wrong foot – in debt. So I have compiled for you some of the great ways to have a fun, festive Halloween, without spending a ton of money.
I have never been shy at admitting I am a fan of Goodwill. I’ve been known to purchase plenty of household items there that have worked great, and even some jackets and sweaters. One thing Goodwill always has an abundance of – costumes. People usually only use their costumes once, and then donate them. So you are getting a practically brand new costume for next to nothing. One thing I would shy away from – wigs. I don’t think I would purchase wigs from Goodwill. Sorry, just my thing! You can check out The Sweet Escape’s post on 5 DIY Thrift Store Costumes for more ideas.
If you have to buy a wig, get it from a great Halloween costume site online. If you join their newsletter, you will receive 20% off on your order. I use their website to purchase all of my accessories for my costumes.
My favorite thing to do around Halloween is make some DIY decor! I have my forever go to pieces, but I like to sprinkle some crafts in every year. And I always stop at Dollar Tree to pick up on some inexpensive things I can decorate my outside with. It’s a great place to get your spider webs and plastic spiders. Although I have serious arachnophobia and those little plastic jerks still spook me every time. Here is a great list of some DIY crafts to check out!