Who doesn’t love Halloween? I guess that’s why even the tiniest pre-schoolers attend Halloween celebrations! If you plan to have a Halloween party this year, chances are you’d like to save a few dollars — as long as your guests’ experience doesn’t suffer as a result. So here are some tips to make the job of planning a Halloween party simpler and less expensive:
Don’t do it alone
If you’re on a tight budget, consider throwing a group party with someone else. If you don’t want to do that, try making the occasion a pot luck so both the cost and the work will be shared.
Make your own Halloween party invitations
Accessing Halloween invitations downloads you can download from the web can make short work out of generating the party invites. They’re a great way to save money and they’re also fun to make.
Print the party decorations
You’d be surprised at the things you can create if you use Halloween pumpkins scrapbook paper or free Halloween pumpkin clip art that are freely available on the Internet. Clip art images, such as witches, skeletons or pumpkins can be used to create hanging garlands with spooky messages, and the scrapbook papers can be used to make table place cards and wrapping paper for party favors. If you’re really crafty, you could even make origami decorations using the scrapbook papers. Spiders and bats would be great — and easy to make! To create a fun way to hang the origami creatures, just use cheesecloth (it’s usually found in the cooking section of discount stores) and hang it from light fixtures, paintings and walls. Then, just hook the bats and spiders from it. You can also hang decorations you buy from the dollar store. Try washing the cheesecloth and crunching into a ball to dry a few days before the party, so any folds are removed and it looks more like a spider web.
I’m sure you can also think of other ways to economize without actually scrimping on the quality. A little bit of creativity can go a long way!