Halloween can be a really fun time for most ages. If you want to throw a party but are managing credit card debt, you may be hesitant to commit. However, all fun doesn’t have to stop while in debt. Here are a few ideas for a DIY Halloween party that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
Cheap Ideas for a DIY Halloween Party
Let’s say you only have $50-100 to spend on a party. A DIY Halloween party is a great way to maximize a small party budget. Whether it’s for adults or kids, these ideas can be used to save money and entertain.
- Provide snacks & appetizers instead of a full meal. Popcorn, pretzels, candy, fruit, etc are great ways to fill bellies without relying on catering.
- Host a potluck and have everyone bring a dish or a beverage.
- Use paper to make your own DIY Halloween decorations and games.
- Use white Christmas lights and dim the rest of the house lights to create mood without getting specific Halloween lights.
- Borrow party items from friends, like serving bowls and extra cups and plates.
- Save decorations from year to year.
- Buy decorations at the end of the season to get deep discounts.
- Concentrate decorations in the main party spaces so you need less.
- Borrow scary or fun Halloween movies from the library.
- Throw a neighborhood party rather than an individual one. The more families and people, the more there is to have a great party!
- Get your kids involved. Have them make some of the DIY Halloween party decorations, party games or offer other suggestions.
- Only entertain for a brief time before trick or treating.
- Limit the number of kids or people at your party.
- Keep it simple and watch a few movies, eat popcorn and pizza.
- Bobbing for apples. Easy.
Life doesn’t have to seem empty, boring and void of all joy when getting rid of debt. By carefully planning and sticking to a small budget, a terrific DIY Halloween party can be possible.