Halloween Fun on a Budget

by DCU |

If you love Halloween but think spending a lot of money is scary, have no fear. Here are some fun and cheap ways to celebrate Halloween this year!

Get creative with dollar store decorations. Whether it’s your own bedroom or your dorm room desk, you can go all out with spider web material, mini lights, squeaky rats, and other festive dollar store decor for just a few bucks.

Bake Halloween-shaped cookies. Bats, cats, pumpkins, witch hats – shape up some tasty treats with inexpensive cookie cutters.

Visit a pumpkin patch. Check your local area for pumpkin patches that are open to the public. They may have free or low-cost events such as seasonal food and drink tastings, corn mazes, hayrides, and more. It’s a great place to purchase some pumpkins too!

Have a pumpkin painting contest. Have friends BYOP (bring your own pumpkin) and provide paint supplies (check the dollar store!). Spend time together decorating pumpkins then vote on the winner for a prize.

Gather ‘round a fire for s’mores and stories. Cooler fall evenings are great for making s’mores and telling ghost stories around a fire pit.

Watch scary movies. Round up some classic Halloween movies, simple snacks, and your friends, and host a scary movie marathon.

Read a spine-tingling thriller. Like to be scared on your own? Check your local library for books about haunted houses, paranormal experiences, and other creepy tales.

Be unique with a thrift store costume. A DIY Halloween costume is always more fun than something brand new off the rack. Many thrift stores have special ‘Boo-tique’ sections set up especially for Halloween costume inspiration. Go early for the best selection!

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