Do I need to budget for Halloween? Am I having a party? How many children do I expect to come to my house? Will I be there? Do I want to dress up for the children who come to my house? How scary should my costume be? Maybe I should dress up in vintage clothes and act like an old man! Oops! I am old and all my clothes are vintage! Let’s be serious! In these difficult times you should give some thought to how you spend your money. Halloween is fun and you should enjoy it. Children should not have to miss this fun time because we are experiencing a difficult economy. What should you do?
Make a decision about how much you should spend. If you want to cut back on what you do, choose what is important. Do you need a fresh pumpkin or will a plastic one do. What decorations do you need? Minimal decorations can work, if you are selective. How much candy do you need? You definitely do not want to run out of treats. Where do you buy your treats? Do not go for convenience because that means it will be more expensive. Planning your purchases means you will save money. Stores like Target, 99 cents Stores will be less expensive than the supermarket. Plan early , you can shop online.
Are you going to a Halloween Party? Are you throwing a party? In either case a costume is generally mandatory! How much do you spend on your costume? Do you make or buy the costume? If you are throwing a party, how much will you spend? You can ask the guests to bring something to keep the expenses down. Maybe you provide the dessert such as homemade Halloween cupcakes and your guests bring drinks and finger foods. Planning the party, event or just buying the treats allows you to determine how much you spend. If you like this article, please subscribe.
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