How to plan a budget friendly Halloween party
What’s not to love about a Halloween gathering? It’s a perfect time to gather adults and children. It’s not only OK to be a bit goofy, it’s encouraged. And decorating your home – and feeding those guests – doesn’t have to break the bank.
Make mealtime simple by ordering a pizza or making a quick chili. And décor? It won’t cost much at all to scare up the perfect look.
Creepy table cover:
Start out by decking out your table in a somewhat creepy bloody gauze table cover, which will fit most long tables and will look perfect with your spooky jack-o’-lantern. Best of all? Spill red wine on it, and nobody will notice. Bloody Gauze Table Cover, $4.99 (plus Cash Back), Birthdayinabox.com
And for the center of that table? Consider a haunted spiderweb kit the kids will love to help you arrange. Haunted Spiderweb Table Decorating Kit, $3.99 (plus Cash Back), Birthdayinabox.com
If you’re opposed to gore and spooky décor, consider decorating with a few costume items that will grab your guests’ attention. A handful of Venetian Masks will add a colorful touch to the table. Grab a few in hues like bright pink and blue. Venetian Mask With Side Feathers, $14.99 (plus Cash Back), Costumesupercenter.com
Guests of honor:
No party is complete without a guest of honor. Add a bit of wisdom to the party with Harry Potter’s Owl, Hedwig, who is sure to watch over your guests. Harry Potter’s Owl, $11.99 (plus Cash Back), Walgreens.com
It’s not the day to pull out your best tableware. This is the day to find some cool disposable plates and cups; we liked the look and price-tag of this kit, which will take care of 16 with everything from plates to cups and bright orange plastic forks, etc. Ghostly Halloween Standard Kit, $17.99 (plus Cash Back), Walmart.com
Ready to go all out? Cover your doors and windows with a bit of ghoulish fun with this Halloween Fun Mega Decorating Kit, $12.54 (plus Cash Back), Walmart.com