By Shannon Hanrahan • October 02, 2015
Aisles are filling with candy, stores are getting creepier, and kids are starting to get antsy for a night out. That can only mean one thing: Halloween is almost here. It is the one night a year that it is completely acceptable, actually encouraged, to pretend to be whomever and whatever you want. But while there are ghosts and witches around every corner, the only thing you should actually be scared of is overspending on the holiday.
Halloween is a holiday for the creative types. Yes technically you can buy your way to perfection, but where is the fun in that? It is all about a healthy balance of purchasing what you need and creating the rest from your imagination...or from your perfectly curated Pinterest board. Don’t worry, there are no judgements here if you are the latter. We all do it. Luckily for the items that you do need to purchase, we have amazing Halloween coupons to keep the costs to a minimum.
As mentioned above, looking good on Halloween just takes a good idea and proper execution. You can create your costume with pretty much anything around the house and save big on dressing up. That of course leaves more money for all of the Halloween candy you are probably going to buy, consume, and then have to repurchase all over again. Start by looking around your house and seeing if you have any old costumes that you might have forgotten about or any items that you can easily transform into the perfect Halloween attire. Grab inspiration from an favorite book, old TV show, or even the latest internet trend, If that isn’t working for you, or you already have the perfect costume in mind, check out our HalloweenCostumes.com coupons and Costume Supercenter coupons. Whether you are buying something small or something big, you will be able to save on something for everyone in the family. Just make sure you set a budget before you make any purchases. This way before even looking at any costumes, you can pre-set the price range and avoid falling in love with something too expensive.
A great way to get in the Halloween spirit without spending too much money is making some scary food for the day. Whether it is for a party or just for your family, creating some creepy crawling dishes is fun and incredibly easy. Check out our All Things Fall Pinterest board for some great inspirations! Bowl of worms, spider eggs, and fingers in a bun are just a few of my favorite concoctions off the top of my head. Imagine what you will find with a little research! Once you have your food selected, finish the table off with autumnal flowers to bring the whole room together. FlowerShopping.com has bouquets for every style you can imagine: traditional flowers, ghostly gardens, candy cornucopia, and so much more! If you are going to get candy, try to buy it as close to Halloween as possible. They may not have your absolute favorites, but stores will want to get rid of their inventory as the day approaches, so prices will drop.
Maybe going all out for Halloween just isn’t your jam and you just don’t have time to cook, that is completely understandable! But that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all of the fun. Accessorizing is one of the best parts of Halloween, really any holiday, but this one especially. There is just so much you can do to get in the spirit without dressing up completely. You can of course go the classic route of a witch’s hat, bunny ears, or a mask of sorts, but you can also test your boundaries a bit..if you dare. Add a pair of edgy tights or skull and cross bone jewelry to your outfit for the day and stand out from the crowd in the best way possible. Blackheart Lingerie can take from from day all the way through your night with their Halloween collection! You can also go the route of Hot Topic’s American Horror Story or The Nightmare Before Christmas collections where street clothing meets Halloween perfectly in the middle. Either way you will look great and still stay on budget with our great deals to both stores!
For more tips check out our Spooktacular Ways to Save on Halloween
Halloween is fun and creative, but defintiely not a holiday that you need to overspend on. Save that money for later in the year or treat yourself to something nice! Have any suggestions on how to stay on budget for Halloween? Share them with us!
Shannon Hanrahan Shannon is a LA transplant from Philadelphia and a social media junkie. When she is not Pinteresting or Instagraming away, she enjoys eating dessert first, traveling to new places, and being a self-proclaimed DIY expert (aka HGTV addict).