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Halloween is rapidly approaching so it’s time to start putting together the scariest Halloween party for your friends and family!
If you’re living on a budget it might be frightening to consider some of the Halloween makeup and party gear that you see on social media and in the press, thinking that it’s out of your reach financially.
Don’t worry at all – there’s several ways in which you can have a monster Halloween party on a budget! We’ve looked at five things you can do to throw a cheap Halloween party below:
You can transform your home from a comfortable and warm place to rest, into a creepy, dark and scary cave or evil lair, without having to break the bank. You can make homemade cobwebs easily enough with cheap cuts of paper, and for a scarier party you can even use bin bags and old clothes to create body bags that lay in the bathtub!
Discount stores such as Poundland and B&M always have a varied range of Halloween decorations at a good price for those working with a tight budget, making it easy for you to go shopping for fake blood, skeletons and much more.
Many of us fancy ourselves as a bit of an expert cook or baker, especially with the amount of quality amateur chef and baking shows on our TV screens these days!
There are some easy-to-follow and fun Halloween recipe ideas that you can find online. And if you’d rather not make the food yourself, supermarkets will also cater for the day with a range of tasty treats from Halloween cupcakes to Black Spaghetti and everything in between!
A good cocktail at Halloween can be made on a shoestring and still look the part. Browse websites such as Pinterest for mad scientist-style cocktail ideas that will fit in perfectly with a home Halloween party.
You can serve something simple like Halloween jelly shots, made to look like eyeballs, or be a bit more adventurous, creating blood-like cocktails that would appeal to any vampires attending your event.
At any party, you’ll want to fill the dance floor, but it can be difficult to find that balance between good tunes and the cheesiness we all expect from Halloween. Put your Spotify account to good use and find the perfect Halloween playlist for your party.
You could always just play Michael Jackson’s Thriller on a loop all night as an alternative though?
Pumpkin carving seems to be getting more creative and competitive with each passing Halloween, but it is a relatively cheap and exciting way to decorate a party.
And if you’d rather not spend hours carving loads yourself, ask your guests to bring a carved pumpkin with them and make it part of the night. It’s also a great way to get your kids excited and keep them entertained.
We hope you have a spooky and fun Halloween this year – remember you can still get the fun, laughter and screams without breaking the bank! However, if you’re in need of some extra cash to see you through till payday, My Financial Broker can help.
We can help you find flexible short term loans. We work with a responsible direct lenders, who don’t offer things like a ‘no credit check loan‘ – but that doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t get a loan if you have poor credit. Many lenders don’t just use your credit score to make their loan decisions – they also assess your income and expenditure to ensure you’re able to repay the loan. If you need to borrow money, apply online today.