This Halloween, we are working with a (*VERY*) limited budget. As I previously mentioned, we will be working with a 3-day-only paycheck. Along with groceries, we have Seamus’ birthday (the 25th) and Halloween. I think that even if we didn’t have to watch our dollars this Halloween, it is just not a priority to go overboard spending for this fall holiday.
I don’t want to just ignore Halloween, so I scoured the web for ideas that will get us more creep for the cash.
Frighteningly Frugal Fun*: recipes for making your own face paint and fake wounds; fun food ideas (ie: edible slime, deviled eyeballs and goblin hands). There are also game ideas.
Make your Own Halloween Costume: Ideas include a Chia Pet and Mr. Potato Head
Halloween Topics at DollarStretcher.com: TONS of ideas for costumes, games and treats.
More Frugal Halloween Costume ideas (from Mommy Savers): A bag of Jelly Beans, M&Ms and 10 costumes for under $10.00!! Also includes tips for roasting pumpkin seeds and making your own grease paint and making decorations for the home.
Frugal candy ideas for Halloween: coupons and alternatives to food are mentioned.
About.com always has great ideas, and this topic is no exception.
Believe it or not, Ben & Jerry’s has (FUN!) Halloween ideas: crafts, printables, recipes… Who knew!!??
This one may overwhelm you with the sheer volume of ideas, but Michael’s has so many great projects, from making Halloween party invites to decorations to costumes that I must include it.
Lots of crafts and most have photos. From Craftown.com (be sure to have your popup blocker on…)
eHow is a great site ~ you can learn so much from others there; or you can contribute your own ideas. There are great, tried-and-true ideas for celebrating Hallows Eve.
More cheap crafts (from AllFreeCrafts.com) that kids will love to make. They’ll be way cuter than those cheap plastic ones you’d buy.
What are your ideas for some good ‘ole fashioned cheap Trick or Treat fun? Leave your ideas in comments or leave a link to your info.
*Updated: links no longer active/working