It is only a little over a week to Halloween. While I LOVE this time of year, if you are not careful it can cost a lot of money especially if you have more than one child. Here are some ways you can have a Happy Halloween and not break the bank.
Instead of buying an expensive costume, we have always made ours. Over the years we have had a lot of great memories and it became a yearly tradition. My son's favorite costume was his Flying Chameleon. We used sweats we already had in his closet, a T shirt one sale at the craft store and a couple of yards of felt. Almost anything can become a costume. I am putting mine together this year for under $5. I found a green tutu on sale for only $2 at Claires, a pair of dollar store butterfly/fairy wings, and a will be making a head piece that will be on the blog soon with supplies I already have on hand. I will be wearing to the local Halloween festival if the weather holds out.
If you need some ideas for easy homemade costumes, just do a search for Inexpensive DIY costumes and literally hundreds will come up. I found this buzzfeed post with some really good ones that anyone can do.
Some of our favorite Halloween decorations were homemade. Last year I had a several Glowing Alien Heads leading up to our front door. We used recycled milk jugs and glow sticks from the dollar store. Total cost $2.
I made this fun Witch Themed Halloween Wreath using just a few items from the dollar store.
I made this Black Feathered Owl using a $1 placement and a small bag of feathers. I love how it turned out.
Want an easy an inexpensive treat idea. These Spider and Cat Cupcakes are made with a box of cupcake mix, a bag of Oreos, and a few pieces of candy and licorice.
Do you need to take a treat to the class party? You can make these Halloween Treat Boxes for just pennies a piece. You can find the containers in packs of 10 at the dollar store. You will have enough for the entire class for $2-$3. Make the faces with google eyes (also at the dollar store) and some cardstock.
Is there anything frugal you do for Halloween? I would love to hear about it.