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I love autumn and Halloween, and I want to make the most of the time we have before the weather turns cold. There are so many different things to do during the Halloween season that it can get expensive if you’re not careful. I’m sharing the best ways to save money on Halloween with you thanks to shopping expert, Alison Deyette.
Best Ways to Save Money on Halloween
Even if you find yourself with a limited budget, there are still a lot of ways you can enjoy yourself. Just be aware of your budget, mark these ideas on your calendar and get ready for some fun!
Costume shopping can sometimes seem endless, crowded and messy when your kids either don’t know what they want to be, or they have a definitive idea and the shops you visited don’t have the costume. The best way to save time and money is to buy online. I use TheFind.com because it allows you access to all retailers at once while being able to narrow down your search to a particular costume, gender and size range. After finding the perfect outfit, you can view all available coupons, sales and shipping offers at a glance to make sure you’re selecting the store with the best possible price.
I like to make pumpkin bats to add a little DIY Halloween-themed home décor. All you need are mini pumpkins, black and white paint, and black craft foam. First, paint the mini pumpkins black, adding in eyes with the white paint and black dots. Next, cut the craft foam into the shapes of wings and ears and insert into small slits that you cut into the sides and top of the pumpkins.
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For outdoor decorating, I like to stick to one streamlined theme – such as spiders. I start by staging small and medium plastic spiders around the front door, along the outdoor stair railings, and around columns or beams. For an added touch, have the path of creepy crawlers lead to one giant inflatable spider and stretch gauzy ‘spiderwebs’ from a craft store over bushes.
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Keeping Kids Engaged
To keep the excited little ones happily occupied while counting the minutes to trick-or-treat time, keep them engaged with a craft project. Set up a table where they can bejewel and decorate their masks – all you need are simple black masks with an elastic strap, glue, glitter, feathers, stickers, and fake crystals. If you have photo print paper at home, take a group picture of all the kids in the masks then send everyone home with a printed photo from the party.
Thanks Alison for stopping by my blog today!
Alison Deyette is a seasoned fashion, shopping and lifestyle expert with extensive national broadcast experience. As TheFind Shopping Expert, Alison educates consumers about the best-kept secret in town: TheFind.com. Giving voice to the ultimate online shopping resource, Alison unlocks the best deals and steals for everything under the sun, from apparel and appliances to familiar labels and under-the-radar brands. This savvy shopper practices what she preaches – Alison taps TheFind to collect product details, coupons, shipping deals, reviews and local store info on all of her must-have items and favorite brands. She shares these can’t-live-withouts on the “Shop Like Alison” profile on TheFind.
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