Try these tips and tricks to throw a Halloween party on a budget. From food and décor to games and more, these 27 ideas are fun and easy.
Halloween party on a budget
Do you enjoy having an annual Halloween Party for the kids? We love hosting parties for the kids and neighbors but the cost can quickly add up!
However, with lots of frugal ideas and thinking outside the box, you can easily throw a Halloween Party on a budget!
From food and decorations to games and party favors…..we have you covered! It is so fun to use dry ice, glow in the dark items, plastic spiders and a few stragetcially placed spider webs. Get creative because the possibiliites are endless.
Here are my favorite tips
How to throw a Halloween Party on a Budget:
Each of these ideas will make it easy to throw the best party on a budget. Let’s get started.
Halloween Decorations on a budget
There is no need to spend tons of money on party decor. Get creative and make your own decorations. Don’t forget about setting the mood with a Jack o lantern. The kids can have the pumpkins carved prior to the party as a fun activity.
You can use things that easily can be found at home! Here are some very simply and fun Halloween decorations on a budget.
1. Homemade Large Spider Decoration
This DIY spider is so easy and very frugal! The kids can even help.
2. Candy Corn Banner
Learn how to make a festive Candy Corn Banner. This is super cheap to make and very quick.
3. Glow Sticks
Put glow sticks in lanterns on the porch, jars or anywhere! These can also double as party favors.
4. Halloween Treat Bucket
Transform a dollar store bucket into a fun and festive treat bucket for Halloween.
5. Black Glittered Pumpkins
Turn plain pumpkins into décor that sparkles. The glitter is so fun and the kids can make these.
6. Mummy Decorations
Learn how to make mummy decorations using old cereal boxes. It is a great way to recycle and spend no money.
FREE Halloween party games:
What’s a party without games? Here are several fun and easy Halloween party games that are cheap and even free.
Each of these games can be quickly put together. You can find several ideas for ALL ages.
7. Halloween Party Games for Adults
Find 5 easy but fun games perfect for adults. These Halloween games will be a blast.
8. Halloween Party Games for Kids
Choose from an assortment of Halloween games that are frugal and so fun.
9. Halloween Party Games for Families
The entire family will enjoy these simple games for a spooky activity.
10. Fun Fall Crafts
The paper plate pumpkin activity would be a cute one for a Halloween Party.
11. Pumpkin Bowling
Anyone can easily put together this simple but fun bowling activity for the kiddos. It is so frugal and really easy.
12. Pin the Boo on the Ghost
This fun pin the boo game is a blast at Halloween parties. It is fast and easy to make and so fun to play.
13. Hay Bale Jumping
No special supplies needed for this hay bale activity. Just a few hay bales and kids will have a blast.
Halloween party food on a budget
Here are some easy Desserts and Snacks to save money. Get the kid’s involved and let the preparation be part of the fun.
You will love these frugal Halloween party food ideas that include lots of sweet treats. Halloween food is so fun to make and serve. If you need a main meal, hot dogs go over well and do not cost much.
14. Easy Halloween Dessert for Kids
Choose from lots of easy snacks using food you probably already have.
15. Ghost Twinkies
Jazz up twinkies with a little white chocolate and turn them into a fun Ghost treat.
16. Halloween Snack Mix
This fun snack mix has has lots of popular ingredients sure to be a hit.
17. Pumpkin Sugar Cookies
These whimsical pumpkin cookies will look stunning on the dessert table.
18. Easy Spider Cupcakes
Learn how to make spider treats for a delicious cupcake that is fun to make.
19. Spider Pudding Pies
Turn Mini Chocolate Pies into Spider Pies for Halloween.
20. Ghost Cupcakes
Make spooky Ghost Cupcakes for a tasty and fun party treat.
21. Orange Jack-0-Lantern Fruit Cups
If you need an alternative to sweets, make these fun fruit cups that look like a Jack-o-Lantern.
22. Ghost Sugar Cookies
It is so simple to make these tasty sugar cookies in ghost shapes.
Halloween Party Favors
Kid’s love party favors and we have several non candy ideas that are mom approved! I particularly like the glow sticks because they can be used for multiple activities.
Keep the goody bags simple with these fun and festive ideas.
22. Fun Non-Candy Halloween Treats
There are lots of party favor ideas from play-doh and tattoos to stickers and whistles!
Glowsticks are so much fun and kid’s can use these for trick or treating too.
Homemade Halloween Costumes
Halloween Costumes can be pricey but I have lots of frugal homemade options for you. Encourage your guests to make their own Halloween costumes. You might even consider throwing a Homemade Halloween costume contest.
This will encourage your friends so they don’t feel they have to spend a fortune on a Halloween costume.
24. Homemade Halloween Costumes for Kids
There are so many options from Laffy Taffy to 50’s Halloween Costume and spiders and more.
25. Spider Costume
This homemade Spider Costume is so easy to make and really cute.
26. Hershey’s Candy bar
Chocolate fans will go crazy over this Hershey’s Candy bar costume.
27. Laffy Taffy Costume
Choose any color you like and make this easy Laffy Taffy Costume.
Easy tips for a Halloween Party on a Budget.
I hope these tips will help you throw a super fun and easy Halloween party on a budget this year for your family.
Do you have any tips to add?
Get the entire family involved in dressing up for Halloween . We even like to include the animals. You will love these 15 easy homemade dog costumes that are so cute for Halloween.