I don’t want to spend a lot of money on Halloween activities. Truth be told, I really do not like Halloween. But I am a good mom and I go along with the festivities for the sake of my children. Occasionally I even dress up.
Here are a couple of ideas for Halloween activities that won’t break the bank:
Host a Halloween potluck:
Throwing a Halloween party doesn’t have to break the bank. Offer to host a potluck at your place and provide the main dish. Halloween food to me is things like Hot Dogs, Soup, Pizza, etc…
You can ask a few guests to bring a crock-pot of soup or chili for a cook-off.
Or you can even recommend that your guests bring a Halloween-inspired side like “mummified” pigs in a blanket, a blood red drink with floating eyeballs.
Games could include Clue, Bobbing for Apples, Fish Ponds, etc….
To keep the Halloween spirit alive, you can opt to have a themed party or simply make it mandatory for all guests to be in costume.
Haunted Houses & Theme Parks:
Watch for deals for the haunted houses on sites like Groupon or Living Social. Keep your eyes open for places that have discount nights, early bird specials or discounts for canned food donations.
Community celebrations: Almost every city provides Halloween entertainment in the form of festivals, parades, Trunk or Treats or Halloween mazes. Often, community events have activities that are age-appropriate for all, making them fun for the entire family. Local schools, churches and your city’s chamber of commerce typically provide these festivities at low to no cost. Also check with your local retirement villages or nursing homes, they frequently will have special nights where the old folks love to see the kids in costume.
Halloween movie marathon:
If all else fails, there are always Halloween movies! Rent a few movies or check out Netflix for free or almost free entertainment in the form of horror flicks. Invite a few friends for pizza or popcorn! Don’t forget your blanket so you can cover your eyes for the scary parts!
What inexpensive Halloween activities do you and your family participate int?