Check and compare local supermarket and party store circulars for deals on candy. Halloween candy has become more expensive than ever. Compare prices on assorted bags and start purchasing the good deals now. If you purchase as you go, by Halloween, you will have the best assorted candy for trick-or-treaters on the block!
Don’t wait to order your costumes ONLINE. The last thing you need is to “rush deliver” your’s or your child’s Halloween costumes plus get hit with a huge shipping and handling fee. Start looking for costumes now. A few great online stores where you can find affordable costumes for the family are WhoesaleHalloweenCostumes.com (5% off orders of $50 or more), OfficialCostumes.com ($6.99 flat rate shipping), and HalloweenCostumes.com (price match and ship fast).
The truth about purchasing your costumes IN-STORE, last-minute. If you are planning on purchasing your costumes in store last-minute, chances are the costumes will be marked down as the merchandisers are trying to get rid of as much seasonal inventory as possible, HOWEVER, if you are purchasing your costumes last-minute, you are chancing the store being sold out of the costume or size you desire as well as the rush of other shoppers doing the same thing as you are.
Re-use an old Halloween costume. There is nothing wrong with re-using Halloween costumes, in fact, its encouraged! If you do not want to go as the same exact thing as last year, freshen the costume up with a twist. Face makeup is one way of changing your costumes look, another way is dying the costume a different color. You can purchase clothing dye from your local craft store.
Make your own costume. Be creative and use what’s in the house or purchase what you need at your local thrift shop. There are tons of DIY costumes on Pinterest to help inspire you!
Check your local dollar store for decorations. Dollar stores are great resource for Halloween decor and party accessories such as balloons, plates and cups.
Get creative with the bags used for trick-or-treating. These days, the trick-or-treating bags available in stores are small and flimsy. Have the kids use a pillow case or once of your “green” shopping bags!
Stay in and watch scary movies. Nothing screams Halloween like popcorn and scary movie with the lights off! Check out these unique, must try, easy to make popcorn recipes.
Invest in artificial Jack-o-lanterns. Amazon as well as several craft stores now sell carvable, artificial Jack-o-lantern’s that allow you to reuse them year after year opposed to buying pumpkins that only have a shelf life of a couple of years.
Stream Halloween music from your computer for free. If you do not want to waste money on purchasing Halloween music and noise effects, take the internet to play sounds and music straight from your computer. YouTube is a great source for Halloween sounds and music.