The spookiest night of the year is right around the corner and we want to ensure your bank balance doesn’t go “boo” on you. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of Halloween hacks for you to celebrate the holiday without missing out on the fun.
Reject pricey ones
The pricey pumpkins we mean. Supermarket fruit and vegetable aisles will overflow with piles of plump pumpkins from the start off the pumpkin carving season. But where are they the cheapest? Most local farms grow pumpkins both large and small, to sell in the fall.
Looking for a farm? You can find what’s around you by Googling “farms near me”. If there are no farms, just drive down to the local farmer’s market. This is a great way to support your community and its businesses.
Trick for treats
Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year, but it can also be super busy. You should know, you’ve barely had time to plan anything. Don’t worry, these no-bake Halloween treats will help you tackle all your spooky busyness and are frightfully easy to make. We also have some ideas here to plan a last-minute Halloween party.
Nothing speaks Halloween language like bite-sized blood shards of sugar that make a creepy cake topper. It’s simple, easy and quick. What is also easy to make is Halloween truffles. We know they don’t have a trace of “scary” thanks to the decadent chocolate but this treat is cheap and will work in your favor financially.
Why DIY? Why not?
Cheap plastic decorations are not hard to find, especially on the days that lead up to Halloween. In case you want to save money and boost your creativity (just a little), try crafting some decorations yourself.
Of course, carving pumpkins is always a must, but does it have to stop there? You could look through your attic or some charity shops for old dolls and bring out the ‘Chucky’-level scariness. You could also do paper cut-outs of skulls, spider webs and personalized gravestones to stick around your home. Total Halloween hacks, right?
Boo it yourself
If decorations can be DIY, so can your costumes. There are a ton of videos online that show you how to create terrifying looks just by using your makeup without having to spend on fake blood and face paint. Meanwhile, read up on how to celebrate a budget-friendly Halloween this year.
Creepy costumes can be made out of clothing and other raw materials you already own. Disclaimer, you might have to ruin some of them in the process. From the ghost costume made from a sheet to something on the lines of a bat costume made from an umbrella, there really are a ton of possibilities.
One. Two. Free. Fireworks.
Fireworks displays are generally explosively expensive. Most others are even free. Some websites list several free bonfires and firework displays. Browse them, find what you’re looking for and treat your eyes to some beauty.
Then also ensure to sing “Baby you’re a Firework, come on show them what you’re worth”. All credits to Katy Perry for that song.
Spook a look
What is Halloween is without a scary movie? But instead of paying to watch it in theatres, you could catch up on some classics at home. There are a ton of favorite horror films and you’ll find some websites online where you can watch them for free instead of renting or buying them.
Creep it up
Other than pumpkins, which are unlikely to last until next October, you can save money by buying almost everything else right after the season has passed. We have some tricks on how to save money on Halloween treats here.
Clearance sales that happen during the first week of November give the best discounts. You can strike major bargains on treats, costumes and decorations. Amazing ways to cash in on Halloween hacks, right? Don’t think, just buy them now to cut next year’s Halloween and bonfire costs.