Halloween – It’s that time of the year again when you can play with scary masks and spread haunting stories. It’s also the time for candies, spooky decorations, and fancy zombie or even superhero costumes. It’s just one of those celebrations when it’s too tempting to buy the scariest costume & decorate your way in remembrance of the dead. But do you know what the scariest part of Halloween is? Expenses.
Here are some savvy money tips that might help you deal with the spookiest time of the year!
You need to have a plan before splurging on ‘spooky’ stuff that you found online. Trust me, having a plan will save you from being out of the budget. Create a budget list for how much you will spend for this specific event.
Then search online. You can actually get a lot of ideas on the internet but be wise as it might also be a way for you to get side-tracked. Search for DIY Halloween decorations, costumes, and food instead of ready-made items that commercials are selling for more than three times the price.
Handy tip: Pinterest is a really helpful website too!
Now that you have allocated a budget, let’s go to the shops!
No, not yet.
Remember when I told you to search online for DIYs? Your cupboards might be your first stop. It is like you are hunting for treasures inside your house. You’ll be surprised what you might see in there too [perhaps, really good old horror stories!].
Grab your car keys only if you’re already running out of options. You should still be mindful even when you’re buying from the store. Before looking at branded items, take a turn to your favourite dollar/thrift store first. You can see a lot of random items in there – random at first glance but put them together and add a spray of paint, you’ll end up with something spooky!
But not so fast, Casper! Thrift stores have a lot of baits waiting for you to splurge your money on. There might be a lot of things you will see there that is NOT on your list so, shake it off and think if you really need those. As they say: THINK BEFORE YOU BUY.
If you’re not really into it, well don’t pretend like you are!
You see, Halloween is not about having the trendy costumes, candies, and decorations. So, you might be interested in making a new tradition for you and your family. You can actually make this an opportunity for you to explore some places that you have never been to around your city. Have a road trip, eat out, or even go camping. It’s great to be outdoors every once in a while.
We hope we have helped you get some ideas for you and your family to enjoy. It is always nice to do things that you enjoy and don’t have to spend a lot of money at the same time.
Have a SPOOK-tacular Halloween!