Kids are thrilled when they are invited to a Halloween party and even the “old people” enjoy attending a party or two in costume! Throwing your own Halloween party can be just as fun but it can also be expensive. This year, instead of spending hundreds of dollars on the party, follow these tips to save some cash.
Step 1: Purchase party beverages when they are on sale. Review supermarket sales circulars for reduced prices and special deals for free products when you purchase a certain amount of soda. Save money on juice and bottled water by buying in bulk at member club stores. Since most beverages keep for a while, stock up weeks in advance of the party.
Step 2: Make party treats like cookies, cupcakes, or a cake instead of buying them from the bakery. Use free recipes online to create Halloween-themed treats that are less expensive and taste just as great as bakery items.
Step 3: Select entrees that are kid-friendly because these are usually less expensive. Everyone enjoys pizza , hot dogs, or macaroni and cheese. Kids can even help prepare these by adding toppings or making spooky versions in keeping with the Halloween party theme.
Step 4: Purchase party decorations one week before the big event. By this time, many stores will have put these items on sale. Compare prices with the dollar store, which usually has an assortment of decorations and party supplies like cups, plates, and napkins. After Halloween, stock up on decorations and supplies for next year because prices should be deeply discounted in order to move inventory.
Step 5: Buy party and trick-or-treat candy on Halloween. Stores usually have excess remaining and try to sell it before the holiday ends. It is common to find Halloween candy on sale for 50 percent off on the holiday.