Who doesn’t love Halloween – is there any other night where getting dressed up in your whackiest and most imaginative outfits and stuffing your face with sugary snacks is ok? Whether you are a kid or an adult there is something really fun about letting go for a night and experiencing some spooky make-believe.
Halloween can be expensive, however, American families are expected to spend on average up to $100 this Halloween. That’s not cheap! One of the biggest problems is that people really don’t budget well, unlike Christmas, and birthday parties people are unlikely to have prepared for Halloween and extra costs can come unexpectedly.
So we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite ways to save money this Halloween so hopefully, your bank statement won’t be the scariest thing you see this fall.
1. Shop on Vipon
– Who can resist a shameless self-plug? – Vipon is full of fantastic Halloween deals right now. Grab them quick before they all run out. We have DIY supplies, Costumes, and much much more! Our discount prices ensure you get the best investment for your money.
2. Buy your candy early
In the run-up to Halloween, many stores will ramp up candy prices, don’t get taken advantage of, make sure you are prepared well in advance. See number 5 if its already too late!
3. DIY Decorations
Half the fun of Halloween is the crafts and activities that come along with it. Pick up some pumpkins and spend the day seeing who can carve out the spookiest designs, or make some scary home costumes from old clothes and items from around the house.
4. Swap with friends
If you have a few old Halloween costumes lying around from last year then you can save money by swapping with your friends. No need to buy a brand new costume.
5. Use candy alternatives
If you are too late to get your candy before the Halloween price hike then you might want to consider some candy alternatives. Rolls of stickers or inexpensive toys can make for a more economical choice. Kids get loads of candy and snacks over Halloween, this is your chance to stand out from the crowd.
6. If you are going to buy decorations then invest in the future
The temptation of cheap decorations is alluring now, but in the long run, buying their more expensive counterparts will save you money. If you must buy decorations then at least buy them to last. With the right storage and care, they could be used indefinitely.
7. Search for local community activities
If you don’t have enough room to host your own Halloween party then consider looking to see if there are any events being held in the local area. This can be a great way to meet new people for you, your friends, and family. Try searching on Facebook or in your local newspaper.
8. Enjoy yourself
No matter whether you are out with friends or family, make sure to take a million pictures and make some awesome memories, Halloween is one of the funniest holidays of the year, but, it doesn’t have to be expensive!
We hope you all have an extra spooky Halloween this year and loads of fun.
Happy deal hunting shoppers,
The Vipon Team