Hallowe'en can be incredibly fun, and you don’t need to spend hundreds of pounds to throw the perfect party to mark the occasion. There are many things you can do to create magical memories even if your budget is limited, so let’s take a look at some of the most useful tips on throwing a killer Halloween party for less than £25 right now.
Decorating for Hallowe'en
One of the best things to do if you do want to save money on a Hallowe'en party is to hold the event at home. You can buy cheap decorations from a wide range of discount stores including pound shops and more – simply by sticking to the classic colour scheme or black, white and orange you can make your home fit for the occasion.
The perfect Halloween playlist
You don’t need to spend hours on end selecting the music if time is of the essence. Streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music have a large number of readymade Hallowe'en playlists that you can easily load up and play within moments. There are also various suitable compilation albums on these services.
You can also opt for pre-prepared party food from pretty much any supermarket you can name if you have a big group to feed during festivities. Popular culinary treats for Halloween parties include pizzas, potatoes, pumpkin slices, pumpkin cakes, and toffee apples. Treats like Rice Krispie puddings, chocolate cobweb tarts, and no-bake spider cookies are also common offerings at Hallowe'en events.
Sending out invitations
It’s also possible to save money by buying cheap invitations and handing them out to your guests in person or posting them yourself. Ask your guests to confirm whether they will be attending as soon as they can so you don’t buy more food and drink than you require. This will help you avoid wasting your budget.
Creating a Halloween costume
Save money on Hallowe'en costumes by making your own using everyday items or by hitting the charity shops. You can come up with ideas by thinking about your favourite scary films or TV shows. Create fake blood with water, syrup and red food colouring – you can produce outfits using old bedsheets, bin bags and various other materials found around the home.
Whether you’re catering for adults, kids or both, there are many great Hallowe'en drinks ideas for you to experiment with. Frequently enjoyed by adults on the 31st October are treats such as blood orange and blackberry rum punch, black magic margarita and Hallowe'en pumpkin punch. For the kids, why not serve up something like blood punch, a fusion of cranberry, apple and grape juice with frozen strawberries and cola? Pumpkin smoothies are also a suitable option and consist of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, and milk.
We are confident you can hold the ideal Hallowe'en party even with a budget of less than £25. Why not start planning the event today?