The Costs (and Savings) of Halloween
October 25, 2016
Halloween is a multi-billion dollar a year industry. Do you know how much you are spending this season? The National Retail Federation estimates that 171 million Americans will participate in Halloween festivities this year. Of those spending money to participate, the average spend per person is $82.93 for a total of $8.4 million spent on Halloween related expenses this year. 70% of that spend is on decorations.
But your cost doesn't need to be that high! Between crafting and recycling, there are hundreds of fun ideas to decorate for Halloween without breaking the bank. PartyCheap has tips and tricks for all the holidays and we are happy to provide you with Kid-Friendly Cost-Efficient Halloween Decorating Ideas. This article gives decorating ideas for each room of the house using PartyCheap's inexpensive products or everyday items you can find around your house. We also have an easy Halloween Ghost DIY that can get your kids in the spirit of Halloween weeks in advance.
You can also try a few of these quick tips:
- Costumes are the most expensive part of Halloween. Make your own costume out of old clothes you already have or try a local thrift shop.
- Buy cheap pumpkins. While not the scariest of decorations, they are a classic and versatile staple of Halloween.
- Buy colored light bulbs. A quick way to set the tone for Halloween is by using orange, purple, and black lights.
- Food doesn't have to mean candy. Hot dogs wrapped in crescent rolls make great mummies.
- If you need candy, because let's face it, you do ... try to buy from a wholesale store or weeks in advance before the Halloween market hits.
Don't let your home be the only one without a ghost in the front yard! We're PartyCheap and we know how to Party!
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