How To Do Halloween On A Budget

Halloween, just like any other holiday can put a real strain on your budget, so here are a few tips on how to still have fun but remain true to your finance goals.

Find a costume that you can make or buy second hand

Costumes are suppperrrr over priced so try to find a costume that you can put together yourself, with stuff that you already have. Also, you’d be shocked at what you can find at thrift stores! Looking for a dress to make bloody or tear up? try Good Will! Another great place to look is Amazon, I found a super cheap, long men’s t-shirt for $8 that I used for this years costume – see below. No sense in spending a ton of money on something you’ll probably only wear once.

Nowadays there are makeup tutorials for pretty much anything your little heart can desire, so step out of your comfort zone and have some fun! You can create a killer Halloween look with just makeup.

Below I’ve included a few super simple makeup tutorials

Pre-funk it up!

Drinks at Halloween events are usually expensive, and even worse, WEAK. So I always like to pre-funk before going out with friends so that I’ll spend less when I’m out!

Try my Hauntingly Delicious Huckleberry Punch!

  • 1 bottle of Huckleberry vodka
  • 2 bottles of prosecco
  • 1/2 liter of club soda
  • 1/2 cup of lime juice
  • 1 liter of ginger ale
  • Blackberries

Mix all of your ingredients into a large bowl or drink dispenser, enjoy!

Halloween decorations can also run on the spendy side so I’ve included a couple of super easy DIY projects.

A ton of you have asked me how I made my dripping candles and I’m not gonna lie it’s a bit of work but they turn out amazing!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 3 wine bottles
  • Matte black spray paint
  • Black tapered candles
  • A lighter
  • A small knife
  1. Soak your wine bottles in hot soapy water for about 30 mins
  2. Peel off labels
  3. Begin spray painting, I only did one coat and it worked just fine
  4. While your bottles are drying, begin shaving down the ends of your candles. You want them to fit but you also want them to be snug.
  5. Once your bottles are dry and you’ve got your candles nice and snug, light your candles.
  6. Light a separate candle and with the candle tilted let the wax build, once it has built up slowly drip it down the sides. While doing this also guide the edges of the bottled candles to melt away, this will create a stream that will then flow down the side of your candle and onto your bottle.
  7. Repeat these steps until you have a spooky candle

See how here…

Another set of spooky bottles that I made were these poisonous, potions! The bottles were from the dollar store and the tags were in the dollar section at Target!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 3 Bottles, any shape or size
  • Matte black spray paint
  • Labels of some sort – Try Target or Micheal’s
  1. Spray paint your bottles and let dry
  2. Apply your tags

It’s that simple!

Don’t skip out on the holidays to save money, you can have both boo!