Halloween is just days away, but it’s not too late to find a perfect costume or brew up some last-minute goodies for all the ghouls and goblins that appear at your door.
Halloween doesn’t have to be an expensive event, even if you did manage to wait until the last minute. With a little creativity, you can still celebrate all things ghoulish without skimping on the fun. Just use these Halloween tips to create a frighteningly fun party while also keeping your spending in check.
Repurpose old clothes – Sometimes the best costumes are the ones you already own. Go shopping in your own closets and storage bins for pieces that may work for the look you want. Do you have an old pair of overalls? A red shirt and red cap make an easy Super Mario costume, or you can use a yellow t-shirt and swimming goggles to make a Minion outfit. Versatility is the key.
Face paint – Halloween masks are not only pricey, but they often restrict vision and breathing. Face paint is an excellent inexpensive alternative that is safer and can achieve the same look at a fraction of the price.
Buy candy in bulk – Small-sized candy doesn’t mean small-sized prices. Purchasing Halloween candy in retail stores can get expensive depending on what kind and how much you buy. Purchasing candy and other party items in bulk from warehouse clubs is usually a better value.
Thrift shopping – Thrift shops like Goodwill and the Salvation Army are outstanding spots for inexpensive Halloween costumes. Many thrift shops have complete costumes for children and a treasure trove of options for adult costumes. Putting together your outfit is almost as fun as the party itself!
Freaky finger foods – Are you hosting a Halloween party this year? Pinterest is an outstanding source of inspiration for unique and inexpensive treats. The ideas are endless and you can find ideas and recipes to fit well within any budget.
Like so many holidays today, Halloween comes with plenty of consumer enticements, but there’s no reason why you can’t do it on the cheap. You are only limited by your imagination! If you need any last minute decorating inspiration for your Halloween party, Mary Murray’s has you covered. Give us a call or stop by the shop. We’ll spare you the tricks, but we have plenty of treats!
Mary Murray’s Flowers wishes you a safe and happy Halloween!