Trick or Treat!
Three Tips for a frighteningly fun Halloween… without breaking the bank!
Whether it’s trick or treating, carving pumpkins, apple bobbing or lighting a bonfire, Halloween season can quickly become an expensive time of year for families. Following America’s lead, Halloween in the UK has gained massive popularity, with statistics showing that Britons spent £419 million on Halloween in 2018. However, the holiday for all thing’s horror, hilarity and fun does not need to break the bank every year. Primary Times have put together 3 different ways to have a frighteningly fun Halloween with the children, without the hefty price tag.
Homemade Trick or Treats
Whether you’re planning on heading out trick or treating on Halloween night, or just having a spooky night-in with the kids, the sweet treats don’t have to cost a fortune. You could make your own sweets by melting leftover chocolate into spooky shapes or branch out with your treat selection to offer your children fruit, popcorn or party rings.
Shop-bought Halloween costumes can look great, but often come with a price tag to match. For an equally effective result, try making and sewing your children’s costumes yourself using items from around the house. A yellow shirt and some overalls can make a cute Minion, some black clothes and white tape will transform your children into scary skeletons.
Party games are a great way to add activities this Halloween without any additional costs. You could try the ‘Halloween Feel Box’, a fun sensory game where the children have to guess the different household items in the box, or ‘Pin the stem on the pumpkin’, a spooky alternative to ‘Pin the tail on the donkey’.