Trick-or-treat: October means Halloween!

This holiday doesn’t have to be scary for your pocket if you’re ready to get creative.

Published on 2022-10-17

It’s that time of year when leaves turn beautiful shades of red, orange, and brown, and you get the blankets out from storage and drink lots of hot cocoa. It also means that Halloween is just around the corner and what’s best about this spooky holiday is that it’s for everyone. Whether you like to get spooked or not, there’s something for everyone to get in on the fun.

However, it’s also a holiday that can quickly turn expensive. Since we don’t want anyone to miss out, check out these tips on how to cut back on the budget without cutting back on the experience!

1. Candy

We all have a sweet tooth and, of course, you must participate in Halloween’s number one tradition: trick-or-treating!

To make the best out of your budget, make sure to buy only as much as you need, get creative and add some other out-of-the-box snacks, and buy closer to the actual date.

Although contrary to how some might think, retailers are eager to get as much of their supply out of the way as soon as possible to get ready for Christmas.

2. Costumes

This is another must, the costumes. Store-bought costumes are super pricy and don’t seem necessary for something you might only wear once.

One idea is to trade your costume with friends, you most probably have one sitting at the back of your closet that you don’t want to repeat.

Another idea is to DIY. Think about your favorite characters and if you plan with just a little bit of time there’s definitely something you can whip up with the clothes you have, the clothes your friends have, or even some thrift store snags. Plus, there’s nothing like getting crafty with cardboard paper, scissors, and glue.

3. Decorations

Nothing shows spirit like decorations, and we know how tempting it can be to buy fresh pumpkins, spider web decor, and other one-use items. Instead of buying unnecessary Halloween decorations, items you can reuse every year.

It’s not just good for your wallet, but also for the planet. You can buy faux jack-o-lanterns or themed lights, use wicker baskets, and once, get crafty with your family and DIY.

Follow these tips and get creative. We promise it’s a treat and not a trick!

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