Tuesday 18 October 2022

Top tips to save money on Halloween decorations.

Halloween is fun because it brings out the kid in us and it is easy to overspend but you really don't have to. A few simple tricks can help you save money this Halloween. With the cost of living crisis we're all trying to save a bit of money at the moment and I have came up with a few ideas on how to save a bit of money when it comes to decorating for Halloween.

three ghosts

Stick to a theme.
To cut down on impulse buys plan how you want to decorate and stick to a theme. A theme will help you to avoid wasting money by overbuying things that don't go with your design plans.

Check what you have at home first.
I have a box of Halloween decorations to rummage through which I have collected over the years and some things need binning but a lot I can reuse. Make sure you keep an open mind and look through every room in your house to find things that fit your Halloween theme. A black cat soft toy to could go with a witchy theme or a black table cloth or sheet would be perfect for your Halloween table.

Go to the Pound/Discount shops.
You don’t have to spend much at all loading up on decorations when you shop at discount stores. Now it's not all just cheap plastic tat. I have seen some really nice things in Poundland which will last for years.

Buy Pumpkins at the supermarket.
Going and picking your own pumpkins at a farm is a great experience but the pumpkins cost a lot more than at a supermarket. They're exactly the same. It is good to support local businesses but sometimes it is better to save some pennies and pounds.

Use shop loyalty rewards.
Check if you have Clubcard or Nectar points saved up to spend. I have been saving my nectar points which I get with Sainsbury's so we can treat ourselves to a few goodies at Halloween.

Repurpose household products.
One of the best ways to save money on Halloween decorations is to make them yourself. Think milk cartons and cardboard boxes. With a little paint, you can transform things that you were going to throw out into tombstones, witches, pumpkins, and zombies.

Print your own.
An easy way to make your own Halloween decorations is with printable templates. There are tons online all for free. Ghosts, bats, black cats and more. You can print them out and stick them around your house. You can even go as far as creating your own Halloween cards, labels and treat boxes!

Use bin bags!
My parents wouldn't buy my brother and I costumes for Halloween so we made our own from black bin bags. You can use them to make everything from giant spiders, spider webs and creepy curtains.

Use clearance sales.
If you want to buy something that is over your budget wait until the after Halloween for the clearance sales to stock up for next year.

Do you have any ideas on how to save money on Halloween decorations?


  1. We love any tips for frugal living! Keep them coming.

  2. Great ideas! I love Halloween decorations, though we don't have very many. I tend to get one or two new things each year to stock up.

  3. Some of my favorite decorations are from thrift stores. It's very frugal for sure. Great post!

  4. I do love the pound shops you really can get some lovely stuff in there especially for halloween

  5. We have definitely made our own decorations before and I am a huge fan of shopping after season sales for any event and season.

  6. Great post and so important this year. We can have fun and celebrate- it doesn't need to cost lots of money. Thanks for sharing these ideas xx

  7. Also, shop directly after Halloween for next year!