Recently, my bestest and I were able to take a day and go off on our own. We traveled unknown areas in our home state, Maine, and ended up in a well loved area along the way. In Belfast, we visited Renny’s, where they were having some good deals on Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas items. It was in Renny’s that I decided to write this blog post.
Decorating for and celebrating Halloween does not have to cost an arm and a leg. Here are 10 tips to help you save money.
- While at Renny’s, I noticed bags of Halloween candy for $1.99 each. I went with Tootsie Rolls and M&M’s.
- I will be handing out candy at my daughter Zowie’s, saving us both money on candy, and me money on decorating. I decided to just decorate for the autumn season instead.
- Make recycled candles from odds-and-ends, and place these on windowsills and along the top rail of your porch rather than using holiday lights.
- Use produce and other items from your garden.
- Have your children make pumpkin and ghost decorations using construction paper.
- Make a scarecrow using leaves from your yard, and old clothes. Use a pillowcase for the face.
- Reuse decorations from previous years, or purchase them at thrift stores.
- Pay attention to sales at other stores the closer we get to Halloween.
- Bake sugar cookies in the shape of Halloween images, or make cupcakes with Halloween colored frosting, for the trick-or-treater’s you know. Decorated with colored sugars or jimmie’s.
- If you have saved old white sheets that are slightly worn, you have the makings of a free mummy costume.