Frugal Halloween Activities for Kids
I am always looking for ways to have some family fun without having to spend a lot of money on it. There just isn’t a lot of extra money to go around for a bunch of expensive family activities.
This article is full of fun ideas you can do to have some Halloween-oriented fun without having to blow a bunch of money doing it!
Have a Halloween Party on a budget – Don’t skimp on the decor just because you’re on a budget! Set the mood with a blacklight, add a table cloth and some Halloween bowls, and put some finishing touches on with black and orange streamers. You should be able to get all of those items except the blacklight at the dollar store!
lollipops + tissues = ghosts
cooked spaghetti in a bowl = guts
peeled grapes = eyeballs
sliced carrots + almond slivers = fingers
You can also get party favors, plates, cups, etc at the dollar store while you’re there — they have an awesome selection!
As for party food, that doesn’t have to be expensive either! The kids will be crazy over this Kids’ Candy Corn Punch, and it’s super inexpensive to make!
These Spooky Spider Deviled Eggs are also a good option to serve so they are getting something other than candy. These are so cute the kids don’t even realize they are eating something that’s good for them! Fast & Easy Halloween Popcorn Balls can be prepared the day before so it’s one less thing to do on party day. This recipe makes a big batch and it doesn’t cost much for the ingredients.
While you’re at the dollar store getting your supplies mentioned above, don’t forget to snag some pudding cups and you can make these Cute and Easy Homemade Ghost Pudding Cups to finish out your party treats!
If you want to include costumes in your party, you will love the post I did on 40 Halloween Costume Ideas for Under $5! You can dress the kids up without it breaking the budget! There are so many options available to make a memorable Halloween party for the kids while keeping the costs under control!
Mummy Wrap! – Get the kids together and play Mummy Wrap! Each kid gets a roll of toilet paper and has to wrap their partner as quickly as possible. First one to get through the roll wins! The dollar store is a great place to get the prizes and the TP for this game!
Trunk or Treat – Instead of going trick or treating, have your friends and family do a trunk or treat in the cul de sac or in a field. Churches often have these as well if you’d like to attend rather than host one. Set up a chili cookout, hot dog roast, and other frugal food stations for everyone.
Watch Family Friendly Halloween Movies – Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Hulu, and Disney Now all have a bunch of fun Halloween movies out right now! Pick some out and schedule some fun family movie nights!
Carve pumpkins – Download free pumpkin carving stencils and get started! Kids too young to be trusted with sharp objects? Decorate pumpkins with paint, stickers, and even pom poms all of which can be purchased at the dollar store!
Go apple picking – Apple picking usually involves a hay ride, and just spending the day having fun with family. There’s usually apple cider being served, and bringing full bags of apples home ensures there’s more to come!
Get crafty – Getting crafty with the kids is a great way to enjoy the Halloween (and fall!) season. It usually doesn’t cost much for the supplies so it’s an inexpensive way to make some family memories! This round up post of 25 Halloween Kids Crafts will give you some fun new ideas to get you started!
What’s your favorite frugal Halloween activity?