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How To Avoid Spending A Terrifying Amount This Halloween



As Fall and Halloween approaches, many of us start to get excited about all of our favorite things about this spooky time of year. From pumpkin-flavored drinks to creepy decorations and delicious treats, there are so many great things to enjoy during Halloween. However, all of this fun can come at a cost.

Surveys have shown that almost half of Canadians say that Halloween is their favorite holiday, and we can end up spending a lot of money on making it special. To help avoid overspending this year, here are some tips on how to avoid spending a terrifying amount this Halloween.

Find A Frightening Yet Frugal Halloween Costume

With Halloween just around the corner, many of us are starting to think about our costumes. For some people, this means heading to the store and buying something pre-made. However, this can be quite expensive, especially when you need to buy costumes for the whole family.

Instead of spending a lot of money on Halloween costumes, why not get creative and make your own? You can start with items you already have at home or even old Halloween costumes from years past. With a little imagination, you can come up with some great costume ideas that will save you money and be unique at the same time.

Have A Budget-Friendly Halloween Costume Swap

One easy way to save money on Halloween is to do a costume swap with friends, family, or colleagues. You can find creative and unique costumes this way, and it’s also sustainable since you’re reusing and repurposing old costumes. Plus, it’s a fun activity to do together. Another great tip is to browse second-hand or used clothing stores for Halloween items. You might be surprised at what you find, and it will probably be much cheaper than buying new items. Just make sure you have a list of what you need so you don’t end up buying things you don’t need.

Host A Spooky Halloween Potluck Party

Avoid Spending A Terrifying Amount This Halloween
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Halloween is the perfect time to throw a party! Spooky snacks and creepy decor will get your guests in the Halloween spirit. To save on food and drink costs, ask your guests to bring a potluck dish. For drinks, BYOB (bring your own beverage). You can find many terrifying and tasty Halloween recipes on Pinterest. And of course, candy is always a favorite Halloween treat!

Save the Candy for the Trick or Treaters

Candy is an essential part of Halloween celebrations, but it can be costly. And while Halloween might offer some of us an excuse for an extra treat or two – as with most things – moderation is key. So, this year, try to resist the temptation of buying an extra bag or two of candy a few weeks ahead of time. By the time Halloween rolls around, you’ll likely need to buy another anyway. Save yourself from both a sugar coma and a broken budget by only purchasing what you need and waiting until closer to the big day to buy it.

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Save on Halloween Décor by Practicing ‘Less is More

Halloween is a fun and spooky time of year, but it can also be a time when we overspend on decorations and candy. This year, try to focus on a “less is more” mindset, and you’ll avoid overspending. Pumpkins, candles, and other Halloween accessories are always tempting, but by being mindful of your spending you can have a stress-free holiday.

This is a great time to get creative with your decorations. You can use inexpensive, sustainable materials that can be reused or repurposed for the next season. Red or blue lightbulbs can create a festive atmosphere for your Halloween party. And don’t forget to change them back when the party’s over! Consider using sheets, drapes, vases, and candle holders as part of your decoration scheme. Many of these items are probably already in your home, so you won’t have to spend any extra money or create unnecessary waste.

When you think of Halloween, you might think of expensive costumes, decorations, and candy. But you can have a fun and budget-friendly Halloween by keeping things simple. You might be surprised at how much fun you can have with less. Plus, your wallet will thank you for being more mindful of your spending this holiday season.

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