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.

Crafty Costumes

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

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’.



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