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Whether its parties, costumes or decor, here is a great list of frugal and cheap ways to make your Halloween affordable

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.

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COSTUMES

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.

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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.

Another alternative for affordable last minute costumes is Dollar Tree. Check out this post on some insanely easy costumes you can make with items from the dollar store. 

DECORATIONS

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!

 

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Whether its parties, costumes or decor, here is a great list of frugal and cheap ways to make your Halloween affordable! via @becomingwellthy
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Whether its parties, costumes or decor, here is a great list of frugal and cheap ways to make your Halloween affordable! via @becomingwellthy
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Whether its parties, costumes or decor, here is a great list of frugal and cheap ways to make your Halloween affordable! via @becomingwellthy
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Whether its parties, costumes or decor, here is a great list of frugal and cheap ways to make your Halloween affordable! via @becomingwellthy
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Whether its parties, costumes or decor, here is a great list of frugal and cheap ways to make your Halloween affordable! via @becomingwellthy
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PARTIES

  • Play Party Plan has a great post on 10 Hilarious Games both kids and adults will enjoy!
  • You can stick glow sticks in a cooler of ice for a neat green spooky glow!
  • TeeDiddlyDee shares a great post on how to make your own fog machine.
  • Still Playing School has a great post on a spider racing game for kids (or adults!)
  • You have to bob for apples!
  • Living on a Dime shares how they had a great Halloween party for only $25!

What are some of your spooktacular Halloween savings ideas?

 

4 COMMENTS

  1. Maria | 28th Sep 16

    I love Halloween and this season as well. Love your decorations ideas .

  2. Chloe | 29th Sep 16

    Thank you. I usually end up breaking the bank during Halloween and this year I’m definitely looking for cheaper alternatives.

  3. Harmony, Momma To Go | 19th Oct 16

    the spider web wreath looks great, I think I am going to try to make that!

  4. Marie | 31st Oct 16

    My daughter is 9 months old. Instead of paying a fortune for a costume she will only wear once we got a cute Halloween onsie she can wear any other day and a little black tutu and an orange bow! Super affordable and can be used again!

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