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Budget-friendly DIY Halloween Décor and Costumes

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Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2021

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It’s that time again where you get to scare your friends and family for the fun of it – it’s Halloween! Whether it’s making spooky snacks, or finding and making your own Halloween costumes or décor, with these tips, you don’t have to break the bank.

 

Choose a theme

 

If you plan on having a few friends and loved ones over, it helps to have a theme for your party. That way, no one feels out of place or stresses about what to wear. Having your guests dressed according to a particular theme is also a perfect icebreaker and conversation starter. In the midst of all the fun, please always be sure to observe COVID-19 protocol and stay safe.

 

Getting dressed up

 

Finding an outfit for any event can be stressful and with the added elements to look for in a Halloween costume, there’s extra pressure. With the likelihood of you and the kids outgrowing your Halloween costumes, it would be a waste to go shopping for a new, expensive outfit, so make it at home. Bonus: it’s a fun activity to keep the kids busy leading up to the day. Head over to your local thrift stores, where you’re sure to find some valuable pieces at almost no cost. Then the next stop will be The Crazy Store to find inexpensive decorative pieces for your costumes. 

 

DIY Décor

 

Making your own Halloween décorations is a perfect way to get the family in the Halloween spirit and involved in the preparations, but it can be a bit overwhelming when you have no idea what you’re looking for. With these guidelines, you should be able to get the creative juices flowing:

 

  • Start on a clean slate – Take down all your existing home décor so you have a clear canvas.
  • Choose a colour scheme – Select a maximum of three bold colours to work with. It makes decorating easier.
  • Choose spooky décor – White candles, gauze, cotton wool, etc. will do the trick.

 

 

Plan a few activities

 

If you’re having a few of the neighbourhood kids over, you’ll need to keep them entertained, so prepare a few games to keep the fun going. Plus, with all the sugar the kids may have consumed from their trick or treating, you’ll want to keep them busy. Luckily there’s a whole host of games to choose from:

 

 

With all these on lock, you’re guaranteed to have an awesome Halloween without overspending. You can have the budget-friendly Halloween of your dreams! So here’s to having a memorable and spooky Halloween!

 

References

 

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