Say “Boo” To Expensive Halloweens

October 21, 2014|By David Lester



Has everyone noticed that Halloween is getting super expensive?!  There seems to be more and more parties and events to go to. Now Halloween is getting more popular than Christmas and almost more expensive.  Here are some savvy strategies to take the “Boo” out of Halloween spending!

1. If it’s an adult party, make your costume sexy anything.  In the picture you can see that I was a Unicorn-Vampire for my vampire themed Halloween party (I have white short shorts underneath).  I took a $19.99 kids unicorn outfit, $6 Old Navy (tight) long sleeved shirt and $10 short shorts and made a sexy unicorn vampire outfit.  I then got a friend to do my makeup and I was off to the haunted house.  The short shorts made my bar bill short too 🙂

2. Halloween costume prices get lower getting closer to Oct 31st so if you need a store made outfit wait as long as you can.  Otherwise you can probably make it yourself.  And stay away from masks.  They are more expensive than makeup and you can’t see out of them AND get really hot.  Leave them at the store.

3.Buy a ton of insects or little monster toys and give them away instead of candies this year.  Have you seen the cost of name brand candies now?  It’s crazy.  Give out little beasties to your visitors and save a ton on teeth and money.

4. Decorations are best to get at the dollar store.  You can get everything there for a “boo”. Bat caves are super cheap and scary for the money.  Black construction paper on the walls and a hand full of plastic bats and webs and you are good to go.

5. Pumpkins are cheaper from a farm or local market so make the drive out and support a local farmer.  Load up on pumpkins for you and your friends and then split the cost.  What is nicer and more relaxing than driving out to see the nice Fall colours and visiting a local farm.  You can stock up on autumn apples too!

Hope you liked all of my ideas from keeping the scary bills out of your Halloween fun.

Have an awesome week,


David Lester
About David Lester

David Lester is a best selling author and professional Financial Coach, helping people be better with their money. David has written a personal finance book that breaks with traditional attitudes towards finance and describes his own philosophy to money that he has gained through his personal and professional experiences. His philosophy on money applies to many areas of everyday life, including banking, investing, goal setting, shopping and entertainment.