How to Survive Halloween On a Budget

Halloween is less than a week away! And you want to hear real something scary? That means Christmas is only 60 days away! Since Christmas is so soon, we know you are most likely starting to plan your big purchases and may not want to spend so much on the Halloween holiday. So, we’ve gathered some ways for you and your little ones to enjoy Halloween on a budget.

Get Your Costume for a Not-So-Scary Price  

Before you spend a lot buying a costume and the accessories that come with it, search for affordable costumes or consider making your own! For starters, check out this article with 10 costume ideas that are all under $20. Or, if you’re one of those DIY-super-parents, you can create a costume with things you already own! Check out this article with 35 Halloween costume ideas for kids.

Use These Tricks to Save on Your Treats

Whether you are buying candy for trick-or-treaters or your own children, be sure to looks for ways to shop smart before you spend more than you should on candy. Many retailers are offering deals this Halloween season - like cheap packages of candy on

Check Out These Free Spook-Tacular Events

Who said a having a fun time requires a price tag? There are many events happening in Southeast Texas this Halloween season that are free to the public! Enjoy kid-friendly events like the Halloween Art Day at the Art Museum or the Berryland Farms. If you’re feeling extra adventurous this season, participate in the Zombie Apocalypse Hike at Martin Dies, Jr. State Park. Also, be sure to check your local city calendar for more events such as free fall festivals!

Add Some Easy Fun to Your Halloween Evening

Although Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year, there’s still plenty of affordable ways to enjoy your evening from the comfort of your home and neighborhood! Try games like “You’ve Been Booed” – a neighborhood friendly game where you bring treats to your neighbors and ask them to pass on the fun. Click here for free you’ve been booed printables. You can also check out these Halloween game ideas that can be played at your home without requiring you purchase anything additional.

Grab your costume, rack up on some candy, and have a safe, affordable Halloween! Remember, Santa’s watching!