10 Frugal Halloween Ideas

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.


  1. While at Renny’s, I noticed bags of Halloween candy for $1.99 each. I went with Tootsie Rolls and M&M’s.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Use produce and other items from your garden.
  5. Have your children make pumpkin and ghost decorations using construction paper.
  6. Make a scarecrow using leaves from your yard, and old clothes. Use a pillowcase for the face.
  7. Reuse decorations from previous years, or purchase them at thrift stores.
  8. Pay attention to sales at other stores the closer we get to Halloween.
  9. 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.
  10. If you have saved old white sheets that are slightly worn, you have the makings of a free mummy costume.


Happy Halloween!





Combine this with dueling "LOVE" and...
Combine this with dueling “LOVE” and “HAPPY HALLOWEEN” banners is my sister’s living room and you’ve got a theme going. I never understood the relevance of the romantic subplot of The Nightmare Before Christmas. I mean, really. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)









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