Friday, October 16, 2009

Frugal Living Friday: Halloween Fun

Welcome to Frugal Living Friday! Each week I will feature a tip that can help us stretch our budget and live more frugally! If you have a tip that you want shared on Frugal Living Friday, let me know and you could become a guest blogger for a day.

Halloween is just around the corner! Did you know that Halloween is the highest money-grossing holiday after Christmas? You can spend a lot of money on Halloween. But you can keep it budget friendly too!
  • Make homemade costumes. Family Fun always has THE BEST ideas. Many times you can make costumes from stuff you have on hand at home already! They even have last minute costume ideas that are so cute. One of my classic favorites was when my friend Sherri made this airplane costume for her son.
  • Don't buy too much candy. Set a limit on how much you are purchasing for trick-or-treaters and stick to it. When its gone, its gone.
  • Decorate simply. You don't have to spend money on all those decorations at the store. Get your kids involved. Make cotton ball ghosts, a pumpkin garland, egg carton spiders or salt dough ghosts. Its fun too! Go visit Make and Takes and Skip to My Lou for many more fun Halloween crafts to do with your kids.
  • Shop ahead for next year. This year when you see Halloween items on clearance, snatch them up for next year! Most of the Halloween decorations I have were all purchased at 75% off over several years. You can even find good costumes this way. Keep an eye out!

Here is a post I made last year on Halloween freebies and fun you can find online.

What do you do for Halloween? Do you have a favorite website with ideas of Halloween on a budget?

1 comment:

Rachelle's site said...

There is a website where they are letting you download a free version of their "You can make this tutu". Sooo cute! You can make all and any kinds of adorable tutu's for Halloween, great ideas!

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