Now that the boys are getting older and their circle of friends are expanding I have been thinking a lot about restarting a fun tradition we had as a kids, the Halloween party. Every year my step-grandmother held a party for the grandkids and it was a lot of fun. Building memories like these for my own kids is what I want to do for my own kids. Throwing a Halloween party on a budget doesn’t mean you have to skimp on the décor or the festivities. Using a little imagination even on a small budget you can create a night to remember.
How To Throw A Halloween Party On A Budget
Start With A Plan. If you want to stay on budget, then you must make a plan. Write out your guest list, what party supplies you will need as well as ingredients for any foods you plan to serve your guests.
Make A Budget. Once you have a plan you can create a budget for your Halloween party. It can be very tempting to spend money you don’t have on your child’s party. However it’s important to stick with a realistic budget that works within your already established monthly budget. Once you have created a party budget you may need to reevaluate your plan a little, but once you do you will be off to a great start!
Shop The Dollar Store. You don’t have to purchase decorations at the Halloween themed or other expensive party stores to throw a great party. You can easily find paper plates, napkins cups and silverware at the Dollar Store. They also have a great selection of plastic table cloths, colored streamers, themed holiday décor, and serving trays just about anything you need you can find here. If you are planning to play games and have prizes you can find a variety of items to use all for a $1.00! With a little imagination you can find a lot of great buys for your party without spending a fortune.
Don’t Forget The Food. When hosting a child’s Halloween party the food does not need to be elaborate. Most kids are happy with chips, pretzels and fun drink. If however, you want to get a little more elaborate, there are several options. You could organize a cookie swap with parents bringing a favorite cookies to share. Another option is to ask parents to volunteer to bring a specific snack such as popcorn, Chex Mix, fruit or veggie tray or even a Halloween themed snack. Most parents don’t mind bringing a snack to share, so don’t be afraid to ask. As the hostess you should supply the cake or cupcakes and the drinks.
What are some of your favorite ways to save when hosting a child’s Halloween party?
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