It’s that time of year again…fall time! With fall comes some of our favorite holidays including Halloween! Halloween is a great time to throw a party. Everyone likes a fun time with friends and when you throw in the spooky décor and fun Halloween costumes you’re guaranteed to have a blast. However, as with all parties, Halloween parties tend to come with a hefty price tag. Fortunately, there are some tips and tricks to help you to throw a great Halloween party even when you’re strapped for cash. Here are ___ tips for throwing a Halloween party on a budget.
- Look for cheap Halloween costumes. There’s no need to break the bank on a Halloween costume especially when you’ll only need t for one night. Scope out thrift stores or even look online for cheap Halloween costumes. If you search online be sure to look for coupon codes, too as that can help you to save even more money. You can also ask your friends and family members if they have any old costumes you could borrow. If you’re good with crafts, see if you can make your own costume and have it be more affordable than buying an already-made one.
- Ask friends to bring food and drinks. Food and drinks are one of the highest expenses when it comes to throwing a party. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. Ask your guests to bring a food and drinks of their own. A Halloween party is a great time to have a potluck dinner, or even just a bake-off. See who can create the most unique Halloween themed treat and offer a prize such as a gift card for the most popular one.
- Skip the DJ. DJ’s are expensive and often times completely unnecessary. We are now living in the digital age where high-quality, diverse music is more accessible than ever before. Chances are a number of your guests will show up with their own music devices such as iPods and/or have a ton of music stored on their phone. Offer to play music from you guest’s devices throughout the night. Be sure you give everyone a chance to play some of their favorites. Or, you can even ask guests to list some of their favorite songs on their RSVP so you can create a party playlist in advance.
- Make your own décor. Halloween is one of the most decorative holidays around. Everyone wants their home to look as haunted and scary as possible and there is now more decorations available than ever before to help make that happen. However, these decorations are often times anything but cheap. Before you blow through all of your money at your local party store, ask yourself “do I really need this?” It’s also worth checking out Pinterest. Pinterest offers many tutorials to allow you to create your own décor. It can still look nice and help you to achieve that spooky effect, but it won’t break the bank.
Are you planning on throwing a Halloween party this year? What is your best money-saving secret?