How To Throw An Inexpensive Halloween Party
Start writing a post

5 Ways To Throw A Budget-Friendly Halloween Party When Your Bank Account Is SCARY Empty

Don't buy that $30 life-size posable skeleton from Party's just not worth it.

5 Ways To Throw A Budget-Friendly Halloween Party When Your Bank Account Is SCARY Empty

Of all the holiday parties you can throw, Halloween parties have the potential to be the most exciting. Costumes, decorations, treats — there are a million ways to make it fun.

If you love hosting like I do, you'll want to throw the best party you can...without breaking the bank.

It seems impossible, but it's not — if you budget correctly and plan in advance, you can throw a memorable Halloween party all your friends will love, without spending too much. If you're creative, you can make a little go a long way.

So, what do you do?

Here are five ways to limit your spending and save this season:

1. Keep the Snacks Simple

Photo by Lori L. Stalteri on Flickr

Don't waste money on expensive treats. Make your own — melt white chocolate and add a little food coloring to coat pretzels, marshmallows, popcorn and more!

2. Go to the Dollar Store

Photo by Mike Mozart on Flickr

The dollar store is your friend. You won't find everything there, but chances are you'll find most of your decorations and supplies unless you're looking for really niche stuff. From tablecloths and paper plates to festive garlands, the dollar store will have all the essentials.

3. Skip the Drinks


You don't need alcohol to have fun, so skip it! It's an unnecessary expense.

4. Make Your Own Costume

Photo by flopes photos on Flickr

No, you don't have to break out the sewing machine. By buying pieces you'll wear again, or using items already in your closet, to complete a look (I'm going for a DIY Veronica Sawyer costume) you can save major money.

5. Choose Easy Decorations

Not all of your decorations need to be expensive or elaborate. If you carve pumpkins, try to incorporate those into your decor. Get colored light bulbs to change the atmosphere of your home, or find easy Halloween crafts on Pinterest you can use to decorate.

Good luck!

Report this Content

A Complete List Of Women's Gifts For Christmas

If you're looking for the perfect gift, here's a list.

Wrapped gifts on the floor

In an age where women are multi-faceted and have a wide range of interests, finding the perfect Christmas gift can sometimes feel like a challenge. But fear not - we've compiled a list of unique and thoughtful gift ideas specifically tailored to delight the women in your life. Whether she's a fashionista, a tech enthusiast, or a book lover, there's something here for every woman to make her holiday season extra special.

Keep Reading...Show less

5 Different Religions And Their Unique Christmas Celebrations

From Hanukkah Lights to Nativity Scenes: 5 Faiths' Unique Takes on the Christmas Spirit

Christmas traditions

The Holidays are a time for being with friends and family and celebrating the birth of Christ, but sometimes we forget to acknowledge the other religions and what they celebrate. Some religions like the Islam do not even celebrate Christmas and then you have others, the Buddhists, who use the holiday to practice their religion of spreading peace and goodwill. In no particular order, I would like to demonstrate a little culture about the ways Christmas is celebrated or is not celebrated throughout five different religions.

Keep Reading...Show less

12 Reasons Why I Love Christmas

What's Not To Love? But These Reasons Are Why Christmas Is Best

Young woman with open arms enjoying the snow on a street decorated with Christmas lights.

There are so many reasons why I love the Christmas time! Check out the joy that makes this time of year truly special, from festive traditions to heartwarming moments. Enjoy!

Keep Reading...Show less

A Beginner's Wine Appreciation Course

While I most certainly do not know everything, I feel like I know more than the average 21-year-old about vino, so I wrote this beginner's wine appreciate course to help YOU navigate the wine world and drink like a pro.

White wine being poured into a glass

Keep Reading...Show less
Types of ice cream

Who doesn't love ice cream? People from all over the world enjoy the frozen dessert, but different countries have their own twists on the classic treat.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments