Frugal Tips for Halloween Fun
Halloween is a great way to welcome in the cooler weather. It’s a good break from the routine for the kids, and it also helps children to use their imagination and creativity in coming up with costumes. There’s still time to plan out your afternoon and evening for the main event with these frugal tips for Halloween fun.
Make Your Own Decorations
There’s always at least one house on the block that’s “the cool house.” It’s decorated for Halloween, and there’s someone dressed up at the door giving out treats. Whether your kids are into trick-or-treating for Halloween, or they’re at the age where they’re staying home and passing out the Halloween candy, you can put up some decorations to make it more fun and maybe even be the cool house. The trick is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to do it.
Read 8 Cheap Homemade Halloween Decorations if you need ideas!
Make Your Own Costumes
Halloween Costumes can be expensive if you purchase them brand new at the store. Instead, create your own Halloween costume! Check out Ten Halloween Costume Ideas You Can Make Yourself this Halloween. If you don’t have the time or patience making a Halloween costume, you can always head to your local thrift store to find them at a deep discount.
Halloween Fun For Your Pets
Something to remember about Halloween candy is that chocolate is bad for dogs. They can become quite ill. Be sure to tell your children. Keep the baskets and bags of candy away from Fido. Encourage your children to let your dog have treats that are healthy for pets, not people. If you don’t want your favorite canine to feel left out on Halloween, you can pick up some cheap dog toys and treats so that your furry family friend can join in on the festivities.
You might also take your dog along trick-or-treating if you feel like it can behave without intimidating others. Your kids can have some fun coming up with creative Halloween costume ideas for your pet, whether it stays in or goes out on the town.