By Nicola Kennedy
Most of the time, we find ourselves pinching pennies to get by another week. However, when it comes to a party, you really want your kids to enjoy themselves. Here are some ways you can make a Halloween party fun without spending a fortune.
Have a Halloween Treasure Hunt party – In
the big, plastic Jack-O-Lantern buckets you
can purchase for .50, place candy, stickers,
bags of fruit snacks and party favors. Now,
create a map that you can copy on a copy machine,
showing where all the buckets are hidden. Give
the kids plenty of time to find all the buckets
and grab one (or several) of each of the prizes.
Shop at Dollar Stores for decorations – You
don’t have to go to expensive party
stores to get all that you will need to throw
party. You can find paper goods, like plates,
napkins and table covers, invitations, thank
you notes, streamers, and many other thematic
holiday decorations for $1! The party favors
and candy you use for game prizes can also
be found there for a fraction of what you
would pay for them elsewhere.
Use online retailers to your benefit – Online
auction sites and party retailers can give
your great deals on things like craft projects
and party favors. If you plan to throw
a party at Halloween time, you need to pre-plan
you purchase on the internet, though. Shipping
can take some time, so you will need to
Have all the guests bring a Halloween treat
to share – Cookie swaps are
very popular, so you can have the adults
share with all the kids! No parents mind
bringing a food item to share, so ask
for fruit and
veggie trays, popcorn, Chex Mix , Goldfish
and other popular snacks with kids. As
the person throwing the party, you can
the drinks and cake.
5. Look for games that don’t require purchasing supplies – Musical Chairs, “(Child’s Name) May I?”, and Hot Pumpkin (instead of “Hot Potato”).
Being creative can make for a very fun, but very inexpensive party!
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